Featured article from the 100 Days of Dance Blog.
All recipe recommendations and nutrition advice by Organic Liaison Health Director Deborah Klein, MS, RD. Featured recipes included the Organic Liaison Recipe Collection.
This week’s featured recipe: Organic BBQ Chicken Plate
Recommended because: This delicious and balanced post-dance-workout meal gives you everything: carbs, protein, fiber and lots of veggies! The apple cider vinegar is also great for fat loss, helping to increase metabolism and reduce appetite.
Prep Time: 10 minutes.
Cook Time: 1 hour.
Servings:4 (15 oz./serving).
Nutritional Information: 318 calories per serving
Trans Fat: 0
As many ingredients as possible should be organic.
2 organic chicken breast halves with ribs, skinless
2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
3 cups cooked organic brown rice
1 bag ready-to-serve organic dark green lettuce mix
1 cup organic cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/2 organic cucumber, sliced
1/4 cup diced mild chili pepper
1/4 cup diced organic red bell pepper
1 grated organic carrot
Black pepper and organic raw apple cider vinegar, unfiltered
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Top each chicken breast with a tablespoon of barbecue sauce. Bake until done (done when no longer pink in center), about 45-50 minutes. Cut each breast in half.
Meanwhile, prepare rice according to package directions and cook in rice cooker or on stove. Prepare salad, dividing ingredients between 4 dinner plates or serve in one large bowl.
Serve chicken and rice on small salad plate. Serve salad on large dinner plate. Allow everyone to top with vinegar and pepper before eating.