Jerk Chicken l Jeri’s Corner: Fitness and Food

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Jeri’s Corner: Fitness and Food

My Lite Bites

This week I had a taste for Jerk Chicken, which is still Paleo. Now, I did combine all the ingredients below into my Vitamix to make the paste. If you don’t have one, use a food processor. It was also nice enough outside to grill the chicken and sweet potatoes. To accompany this, I made a small salad. For the sweet potatoes, I didn’t do anything fancy. Just cut them up and put them on the grill, indirect heat if possible.

Jerk Chicken

  • 1 Small Onion, diced
  • 2 Habenero Peppers, diced with seeds
  • 1 tbsn fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tspn allspice
  • 2 tbsn Jerk Chicken Seasoning
  • 4 heads of garlic, minced
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 4 fresh limes, juiced with pulp
  • 1/2 tspn cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 pounds of skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

For the paste you want to mix all the ingredients together. Should look like paste. When this is complete, set it to the side. If you didn’t buy skinless chicken, you can remove the skin or keep it on, completely up to you. Tenderize the chicken breast, I just used a fork to poke all sides, this will help the paste marinate the chicken. I also cut the breast in half to make it more of a serving size. After I trimmed the fat off the breast, I put them into a ziplock bag. Pour the paste in, reserving about a 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the paste for basting. Massage the paste onto the chicken and refrigerate overnight. Throughout the day, flip the ziplock bag over to make sure the chicken is being coated well. The following day, put on the grill and baste with reserve paste. You know by know I like my food hot. If habenaro peppers are not your thing, just eliminate them and try a few jalapeno peppers or leave them out all together.

My Fitness Scene

“The thing that is really hard and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning to work on becoming yourself” Ann Quindlen

Fitness Contest

I am glad that the body building contest it over. Submitted my results and on to the next challenge. I missed a post last week because I performed 21/15/9 deadlifts with weights I thought I could handle or the prescribed weights. I don’t think my core was tight enough and slightly irritated my lower back. Needless to say I could not stand or sit because of the pressure and was horizontal most of the weekend. Walked like Frankenstein during the week because of the stiffness in my back and soreness of my legs.

May 5th is the Spartan Games, so I am trying to get better with my burpees. The gym is also putting together a group to start training for the Crossfit Trials next year. Am I ready for that? They want me to join in on the fun, but I hesitate. One of those things that fall under, “Don’t think just do”.

That’s it for now!

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