May 30, 2018

I LOVE chicken. For some reason it is my favorite type of protein. I can eat it with anything, at any time of the day, with any type of spice on it or just plain. I’ve always enjoyed chicken. Today, I wanted baked chicken with BBQ sauce. Now, note, I make my own BBQ sauce because I’m weird like that. I ate the chicken with some steamed broccoli and I was happy as can be!! I hope you try this recipe and enjoy it as much as I did!
For the BBQ Sauce:

  • I use my NutriBullet to blend everything:

    • 1.5 cups of brown sugar (I use organic, because you know…healthy)

    • 1.5 cups of ketchup (I buy the sugar free kind…you have plenty of sugar from the sugar!)

    • 1/2 cup of red wine vinegar

    • 1/2 cup of water

    • 1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce

    • 2.5 tbsp ground mustard seed

    • 2 tsp paprika

    • 2 tbsp black pepper

    • 2-5 dashes of hot pepper sauce (I like spicy)

      • You can add salt if you want to, but I never need it!

For the chicken:

  • 1 lb of boneless/skinless chicken thighs

  • 2 tbsp ground onion powder

  • 2 tbsp ground garlic powder

  • 2 tbsp paprika

  • 2 tbsp ground ginger

  • 2 tbsp chili powder

  • salt

  • pepper

    • Mix the dry rub together and then marinate the chicken with the dry rub for at least an hour.

      • I marinate over night so it really soaks in.

    • Place the marinated chicken on a cooling rack which is on top of a baking sheet

    • Then you will bake for 40 minutes (turn every 10 minutes or so)

    • rub the chicken with your homemade BBQ sauce and bake 30 more minutes (turning every 10 minutes again)

    • add more sauce every time you turn the chicken

    • then broil for 2 minutes

It was crunchy…and flavorful…and so delicious!!! I steamed broccoli but it would go great with green beans, brussel sprouts, spinach! Really, anything green.
For exercise today I did a good 30 minutes of meditative yoga. I needed it. Things in life were getting busy again and I was losing focus and having a hard time with getting everything done that I needed to do.  I also came upon more decisions I had to make, so I really truly needed to do some yoga. I used the following video for my 30 minutes.

Obviously that is not me in the video, however you should go subscribe if you find her video helpful! It helped me center and find peace. I was able to write out all of my thoughts and get my decisions under more control. I LOVE yoga.

Let me know what you are doing to stay healthy and fit!


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