Serious Eats: Talk
Boring, Bland Chicken. Help!
In anticipation of my upcoming high school reunion, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc., I am on a pre-holiday diet. This consists of 5 small meals a day, each containing a small amount of protein, complex carbohydrates, and a lot of vegetables. No salt, no dairy, and you can only drink water. I know, you're horrified. But I've already lost 9 pounds, and I'll be darned if I'm going to eat 3 pieces of pecan pie and feel guilty this Thanksgiving!
However, this is the most boring diet in the entire world. I mean how many days in a row can you eat baked chicken breast with garlic and rosemary, brown rice, and asparagus? I am DYING to cook something interesting, or at least have a tastier meal. I have only a few days left of this (thank Christ) but I'd love new ideas on how to prepare chicken with minimal sodium and fat (we're talking boneless, skinless breasts here.)