I was going for alliteration! Ha
I had a perfectly on-plan day yesterday and also have today. Supper is in the crockpot, and I'll even have 2 points left after that. I was up 1 pound from last week's weigh-in this morning. I am really thinking I'll have to report a gain tomorrow. That's not okay, but that is why I said if I "average" losing 1 pound a week. A gain here and there is usually going to happen, and I most definitely can say I earned it this week! Lol
Those of you in the south no doubt know what Cracker Barrel is. We don't go there real often anymore because it just feels hectic. They bring things on so many plates and little dishes rather than just all on one plate per person. Does that annoy anyone else? Lol I feel like there is clutter all over the table by the time we have their sinfully delicious biscuits topped with jellies, set aside those saucers, and then get 3 dishes per person when our food comes! :) Plus, it always ends up costing us quite a bit with a family of 6. Still yummy food, though!
Almost every time we eat at Cracker Barrel, I order their grilled chicken tenders. I really love it when they let them get good and blackened. I found a recipe that claimed to be theirs on a copy cat website (years ago, can't remember!). One day while in there, I asked the manager. She agreed that it was the same, only they use less than this recipe calls for. Either way, it's yummy and you can't mess it up. Enjoy!
Cracker Barrel Grilled Chicken Tenders
Fresh chicken tenders, pre-cut or cut them yourself
1/2 cup FF Italian dressing
squirt of lemon or lime juice
At least the night before you plan to have these, put the tenders in a bowl. Add the Italian dressing and squirt of juice. Stir. Let marinate all night and the next day.
When ready to cook, pour dressing and all into a skillet or griddle heated to medium. Stir/flip chicken occasionally. Turn heat up or down as needed. You want to make sure the chicken gets cooked through.
The longer you cook these, the more caramelized the dressing with become. I cook ours on a double burner griddle, turn them to high near the very end and cook until all dressing is soaked up and blackened onto the chicken. The lady at Cracker Barrel said they only use the dressing, not the lime or lemon juice. However, the juice helps to tenderize the chicken, or so I'm told. :)