I went to the gym last night with Denise. It’s been a while since I’ve seen Denise or some of my other girls. We did a lot of ab and arm work. Next time I go to the gym I think I need to be more prepared and write a list of the exercises I want to do. I did kind of feel like a lost puppy looking for something to play with. In terms of the workout, I felt pretty good, but still was CRAVING some cardio. But as I should, I resisted. I also resisted my urge to get a burrito from Chipotle. I was good and made the BigOven.com‘s Zippy Pineapple Chicken Breasts as it was listed on my menu.
I prepped the glaze, threw the chicken in the oven and let it bake. I set the alarm for 20 min. When the alarm went off, I pressed cancel and then reset it. I kept glazing the chicken and thought, “Geesh this chicken doesn’t look like it is cooking too fast!” I threw it in again. Set the timer. I came back and finally realized that when I pressed cancel…it SHUT OFF THE OVEN BAKE MODE!!! DOH! I was trying to bake chicken in an oven that wasn’t on…Jess…this isn’t play cooking, this is real cooking…AMATEUR HOUR!
While I was waiting for my chicken to cook in the oven that wasn’t on, I was getting hungry. I threw some of the radish greens from my radish snacking craze into a pan and cooked them up with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Delicious!
Well…an hour or more later, I ate this lovely chicken that I’m definitely making again. It was super easy and tasty! Dave thought it was ok, but liked the Korean Beef Tacos I made two nights ago (recipe to come later) better.
4 chicken breasts
2 tbs butter or margarine (melted)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup crushed pineapple, drained from 8-3/4 oz can
1 c brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 c lemon juice
2 tbs mustard
1 tsp soy sauce
Preheat oven to 375. In an ungreased 9-inch square baking pan, place chicken breasts in a single layer. Brush with melted butter; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 375°F for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare glaze by combining all the ingredients together and mixing well. Pour over chicken. Return to oven and continue baking 30 to 40 minutes, basting occasionally until deep golden brown and tender.
HOW TO SERVE
I heated the glaze and drizzled on top of the chicken which was served on quinoa and green onions.
What routines do you do in the gym?
What is has been on your menu this week?