Monday, January 18, 2016

Diet recipe: Baked chicken with cocoa/pumpkin seed paste.

(For all the recipes I tried in 2016, click the "recipes2016" label at the end of this post, or simply "recipes" for all the writing I've ever done on the subject.)

Tried a new diet recipe the other night! This is a simple baked chicken breast with a complicated paste that was put around it, made up among other things of cocoa, pumpkin seeds, raisins, cloves, cinnamon and more. My friend Carrie laughed when she stopped by that night and saw me eating this, because she said it looked so stereotypically like some dish you'd find in a diet cookbook; but I gotta say, this was really good! The chicken itself is 307 calories, not counting the vegetables you're seeing in the photo; full recipe below.

Serves 4

1 tbsp onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, cut in half
1 tomato, seeded and cut into 4 pieces
2 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp chili powder
Pinch of cloves
2 tsp unsweetened cocoa
.5 cup pumpkin seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
4 skinless chicken breasts (4 oz apiece)

Process all but chicken until smooth. Coat chicken breasts with mixture, cook in 375 degree oven 15 min (or just until chicken is barely cooked through).

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