The temperature is still warm enough to fire up and the grills. Here are three ways you can cook chicken and feel great about eating outside with your family and friends. These recipe ideas go far beyond the usual ways you can spice up chicken.
1. Cinnamon Chicken
This method is one a Lebanese friend taught me years ago. First you’ll boil the chicken in a big pot on the stove with the juice of one lemon squeezed into the water and a teaspoon of cinnamon. When the chicken is finished cooking, remove it and place it on a platter. Then grill it only enough time to get those grill marks on the chicken and thus the flavor. Squeeze a little lemon on it right before serving.
2. Sweet Chicken Breasts
Check out the company that makes Stevia sweetened sauces that every diabetic can have. You’ll find them at www.stevia.com
Use one of their Stevia-sweetened sauces to marinate your chicken in overnight. Then grill them outside on your grill.
Stevia is an herb from the rainforest that is 300 times sweeter than sugar but has a blood sugar lowering effect. Tastes good, too.
You always want to use herbs to flavor your chicken or other meats when grilling. The reason for this is that grilling releases some carcinogenic compounds that are neutralized with herbs such as rosemary, oregano, and other aromatic herbs.
So in a bowl, mix up some olive oil and your favorite herbs – rosemary, thyme, oregano, crushed red pepper, cilantro, parsley, lemon grass, and even a little crushed mint. Marinate your chicken in a bowl overnight. And grill away, worry free that carcinogens are staying away from you.