Not the actual chicken that I grilled. I forgot to take pic, but blogs are boring without pics.
With the weather warming up, it’s time to fire up the grill. Like most guys, I like sharing my grill creations. I’m pretty savvy with the grill, but if there is one thing I have struggle with, it’s chicken. I think the concern is that I’m going to under-cook it and poison all of my friends and family with Salmonella. How awful! In fact, I just Google searched Salmonella to make sure I spelled it correctly and this is what I found, “Every year, Salmonella is estimated to cause about 1.2 million illnesses in the United States, with about 23,000 hospitalizations and 450 deaths. Most persons infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection.” Again, how awful! That’s from the CDC. No wonder my chicken is always so dry and crisp.
As a result of my Salmonella phobia, I’m always looking for ways to make my grilled chicken, well, swallow-able. So I was directed to the recipe below. Unfortunately I forgot to snap a pic of my entree, so I had to find something in Google images to dress up the blog. I hope you enjoy the recipe. I included the Avocado, which is appropriate for the HCG 2.0 maintenance diet, but not recommended for the low-calorie phase of your HCG diet. Avacado is great for you – full of Omega 3 fats, but just a little to high in calories for the low calorie phase of your HCG 2.0 diet.
Chicken Breasts (season with south west spice or whatever you prefer)
Pablano pepper (or something hotter if you prefer)
Avacado (not recommended for low-cal phase of your HCG 2.0 diet)
Grill the chicken. I have no other expertise to offer you here.
Dice up all the veggies.
Pour veggies over top of appropriately cooked chicken.
Bon Appetite!!! It’s simple but delicious. No oils or butters or heavy sauces necessary. It’s light, making it the perfect summer time recipe. If you’re on the low-cal phase serve over iceberg lettuce or throw some asparugus and/or zucchini on the grill with the chicken. To make it family friendly, prepare some rice or potatoes with it that you can serve the kids. One of the most difficult things about dieting is that you often have to eat something different than what the rest of the family is eating. That’s no the case with HCG 2.0. There are plenty of protein options so all that is necessary to make it family friendly is adding a starch. Now you’re all participating in the same “family dinner” and everyone is happy.
I didn’t include a lot of HCG diet recipes in my book because I think it’s more important to learn how to eat healthy on your own rather than read a recipe off of a page. Give a man a fish and he eats for a day – Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime… with no fear of Salmonella 🙂 Happy Grilling!
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