Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Ultra Chicken Triple Play
Our Triple Play meal this week was Ultra Chicken. That is the breast of chicken that has been marinated in light beer. It really doesn't matter if you choose to use Michelob Ultra, but that is very low in carbs. Besides, it makes a catchy recipe name too! Now, I don't like the taste of beer, and would never drink it for enjoyment, but I do like it in cooking. The alcohol is cooked away, and this chicken has a wonderful, yet tough to discern flavor. It lends itself to many different recipes, and adds a depth of flavor to all of them. Last night, we had Ultra Chicken Cacciatore. With the chicken already baked, it was so easy to throw together. The frozen French cut green beans make a super easy and delicious base.
I used a handful of Ultra Chicken to make John a Raspberry Chicken Salad to take in his lunch today. Later in the week, we will have the Barbeque Chicken Wraps on Joseph's Lavash bread. We will have had four great chicken meals that did not taste like leftovers of the same thing. That is how the Triple Play meals work. In this case, it was actually a Quadruple Play meal. How cool is that?
6 pounds chicken breasts or thighs
2 bottles Michelob Ultra Beer (or one of the larger size cans)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon steak seasoning
Mix marinade ingredients and pour over chicken. Marinate 3 hours or overnight. Bake or grill until juices run clear.
Single serving: 171 calories trace carb
If you want to make the Ultra Chicken Cacciatore, the recipe is in the e-book.