Jun 282011
 
There are times when I want to be all fancy and dress up.  I wake up and actually blow dry my hair and maybe even throw in a Velcro roller or two.  Some eye shadow is swiped on and lip gloss abounds.  I walk around until my lunch break feeling very fine about myself. 
Of course, at lunch, when I hop on my Precor 100i (aka the machine of torture) to work out and then hop back off after 40 minutes of hell to hit the showers, all my hard work goes to pot and I look sort of like a drowned rodent the rest of the day. 
Luckily, people at work have stopped questioning me long ago as to what happened at lunch.  Now I get “gym day?”  Yup.  In fact, when I DO look semi-put together in the afternoon I get “Ooooohhhh, not going to the gym today huh?” accompanied by a smirk. 
Hence the days I get up, shower, pull my hair back and throw on some foundation and mascara and call it a day.
This recipe is more akin to the wash and go simplicity but with the fancy taste of the eye shadow/Velcro roller day.  The best of both worlds.
I think I spent about 20 minutes on the entire recipe but the melty, sharp cheese and the salty Canadian bacon topping my juicy chicken breasts definitely screams blow-dryer.

Grilled Chicken and Canadian Bacon with Melted Gouda

Serves 3

Ingredients

3 skinless organic chicken breasts (about 3oz each)
Cooking spray
Sea salt, fresh ground pepper, garlic powder, to taste
3 tsp coarse ground mustard
3 slices Canadian bacon
3 ounces shredded Gouda

Directions

1. Preheat grill to medium high.  Spray chicken breasts with cooking spray and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Cook for about 7 minutes, flip and cook an additional 7 minutes or until cooked through.  During the last few minutes on the grill, spray the Canadian bacon with cooking spray and place on grill to heat through. 

2. Spread 1 tsp mustard over each chicken breast, top with 1 slice Canadian bacon and 1 ounce shredded Gouda.  Close grill lid until melted.

Nutrition Facts

3 Servings
Amount Per Serving


Calories 240.7
Total Fat 11.0 g
Saturated Fat 5.9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.5 g
Cholesterol 95.1 mg
Sodium 702.9 mg
Potassium 349.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 1.3 g
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
Sugars 0.6 g
Protein 32.5 g


Vitamin A 3.7 %
Vitamin B-12 15.7 %
Vitamin B-6 29.9 %
Vitamin C 1.9 %
Vitamin E 1.8 %
Calcium 21.4 %
Copper 3.2 %
Folate 2.7 %
Iron 5.4 %
Magnesium 9.7 %
Manganese 2.0 %
Niacin 55.8 %
Pantothenic Acid 9.3 %
Phosphorus 39.5 %
Riboflavin 12.9 %
Selenium 38.3 %
Thiamin 17.5 %
Zinc 14.7 %


*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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  3 Responses to “Grilled Chicken and Canadian Bacon with Melted Gouda”

  1. Yum! I make something similar to this and the flavors are a perfect matching.

    This looks delicious!

  2. Dawn, you are too funny. My trick for going to the gym in the morning is that I never wear make-up.. or do my hair… so every day is the same. :) I love that you are dedicated to go to the gym at lunch, though. I wish I had a proper lunch break, but the gym sounds like a wonderful pick-me-up, to be honest. :)

  3. You know I've tried the mornings and I just can't seem to my steam engine running.

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