So last night didn't go as planned. I planned to go to the gym and eat chicken and veggies when I got home. Nothing special, just reheated chicken and veggies my husband was going to steam.
And then it went to heck. But I won't get into that. ;)
He cooked our (frozen) green beans (we had fresh, go figure!) while I pouted for a bit, and then when I got over my pity, party of one, I decided to do something with the chicken. If I'm staying home, I'm gonna do something pretty awesome with it.
Enter the weirdly spiced chicken. It was AMAZING. I can't tell you why it worked, only that it did. Oh, and pecans in your green beans is pretty tasty. I'm just sayin'.
I also managed to exercise, after talking with a friend. Like he said, you can't NOT train. It's not an option. No clue what I'm training for, now that Stronger is winding down, but okay, I can't feel much worse, right?
I did 1.3 miles on the elliptical (just under 6 minutes), followed awhile later by 10 push-ups, 30 sit-ups, 30 squats and a minute plank. Work out - done. Not as much as if I'd gone to the gym, but I didn't sit around in my pity party. Yay me.
So my evening of feeling unmotivated and pitiful ended in sweat and a happy tummy. Pretty good night, if I do say so myself.
Spicy Asian Cajun Chicken
1 lb Chicken, pre-cooked leftovers or rotisserie, seasoned with salt and pepper
Coconut milk - about a cup, cup and a half
Cilantro - either fresh or the stuff in the tube (I used tube)
In a large skillet over medium heat, pour just enough coconut milk to cover bottom with about 1/2 inch of milk. Sprinkle a light layer of garlic, onion, pepper, salt and cajun seasoning. (Go lighter on the pepper and cajun seasoning until you taste it, especially if you're not into hot food!) I like mine spicy, so I did extra of both.
Add strips of chicken and cilantro. I added about a 1/2 tsp of cilantro paste.
Cook over medium heat until liquid is mostly evaporated. This will integrate the flavors into the chicken and leave it tender and moist. YUM!