Start Here Diet Challenge - Day 2 - Chili Chicken Kabobs Recipe

Super Bowl Sunday is today and with that comes the onslaught of greasy, deep-fried snacks that will totally knock you off the wagon. But first a little on why I'm cheering for the Broncos. When Peyton Manning gets his start in the 48th annual Super Bowl today he will be the oldest and most successful quarterback in NFL history.  So give it up for “advancing age!”  This guy has his own mind along with his own style as he makes his own plays in the game, something no one has ever done!  Do you get the point?  He is a vanguard - someone who flips the bird at age and custom, making life truly his.  I love this guy.  I’m putting my money on Manning and his team to win.

As I park myself to watch the game later today, I plan on attacking good food like the players will attack the pigskin.  However I won’t be reaching for grease and gunk.  Instead the menu includes a crisp Casear salad, turkey meatballs, fat oven roasted sweet potato wedges and pale apple crumble, in keeping with Eating Clean and Starting Here.

I will be posting and tweeting, Instagramming and more as the day develops.  So stay tuned.

But first, I have to grab a shovel and move another foot of snow.  This will be today’s workout!  What a winter!

Go Peyton and go Denver Broncos!!!

Now for your Super Bowl Start Here Diet Challenge:

[highlight color="eg. yellow, black"]Fast Food Challenge: Instead of fried, go for grilled! Skip the fries & include a salad.[/highlight]

Here's a quick & easy recipe to help you out:

Chili Chicken Kabobs from The Eat-Clean Diet for Men:


3 Tbsp best-quality olive oil

1.5 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

Juice of one fresh lime

1 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp paprika

1 large onion, chopped into thick pieces

2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced

1 tsp cayenne pepper

Sea salt, to taste

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into 1.5" pieces


1. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, vinegar and lime juice. Season with chill powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper and pressed garlic.

2. Place the chicken in a shallow baking dish with the sauce & stir to coat.

3. Preheat the grill to medium high. Thread the chicken onto skewers, alternating with chopped onion pieces. Discard the marinade.

4. Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill the skewers for 10 to 15 minutes or until the chicken juices run clear.