Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Buffalo Pickle Chicken

by Meghann on June 12, 2013

I set a new PDR tonight!

I guess one of the new perks of Ironman training is the ability to set new PDRs in biking and swimming (after doing an ultra marathon in 2010, I think my running PDRs are behind me). Tonight I set a first in the pool when I reached 3400 yds at the end of practice. Woo hoo!

I was able to get to the pool a little earlier than normal after work tonight. I could have waited and swam with my team, but Derek’s flight arrived late last night and I barely got to spend any time with him. I missed my husband and wanted to get home as quickly as possible so we could enjoy some extra time together. Plus, the pool was nice and empty when I arrived, I even had a lane all to myself! I can’t tell you the last time that happened!

My set:

  • 500
  • 5 x 100 @ 2:00
  • 100 kick
  • 400
  • 4 x 100 @ 2:00
  • 100 kick
  • 300
  • 3×100 @ 2:00
  • 100 kick
  • 200
  • 2 x 100 @ 2:00
  • 100 kick
  • 100
  • 2 x 50 @ 1:00

Total: 3400 yds

I felt really good during my swim. I averaged 1:40 for the 100s and each set flew by. I was just wrapping up as my team was arriving for swim practice. I wished them luck, then headed home for dinner with my hubby.

Dinner was a delicious treat, courtesy of the creative Mary Baum.

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Mary had posted a recipe for Crock Pot Buffalo Pickle Chicken on her blog on Sunday and I immediately added it to my meal plan for the week. Before work I filled the crock pot with chicken breasts, buffalo sauce, pickle juice, and pickles. After practice I shredded the chicken and roasted some brussels sprouts to enjoy on the side.

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The shredded buffalo pickle chicken made an excellent sandwich.

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The chicken was delicious. I really enjoyed the pickle/buffalo flavor combo. I think this could work with bbq sauce, too. If you’re looking to mix up your regular shredded buffalo chicken, try adding pickle juice next time.

Have you tried any interesting flavor combinations lately? Please share!

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