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Drunken Whiskey Garlic Shrimp

Who doesn’t like whiskey, did you know that there are 0 carbs in whiskey. Just another reason to grab a bottle and start enjoying. Well, at least share the bottle with your friends. 😉Drunken Whiskey Garlic Shrimp

2 pounds shrimp (if frozen, thaw the shrimp in a colander and run cold water over it or allow it to thaw in the fridge)
4 tablespoons minced garlic
1/4 cup whiskey
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and diced
1 tablespoon old bay seasonings
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Place all of the ingredients in zipalock bag and allow it to marinate for at least 2 hours in the fridge, it can also marinate overnight for an intense flavor.

Remove the shrimp from the marinade and place them on wooden skewers that have been soaked in water.

Grill the shrimp on each side for 3 to 4 minutes (depending on the size.) When the shrimp has changed from translucent to white, it is done. Serve with additional wedges of lemon.

Drunken Whiskey Chicken

Drunken Whiskey ChickenI find myself in a food rut all of the time, I make dishes that are easy and do this consistently because I am lazy. It feels good to get that off of my chest! I made this dish the other night and it was amazing. It has a nice kick of sweetness from the grapefruit juice (you can use pineapple juice if you want) and there is an amazing combination of flavors that includes the sweetness from the juice, intense flavors from the bourbon and heat from the hot sauce. You won’t be disappointed!!

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup onion, chopped
4 chicken breasts or 2lbs of chicken thighs
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup sugar-free grapefruit juice (if you choose not to use this, use a few drops of stevia with water)
4 tablespoons bourbon whiskey
1/8 teaspoon black ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar substitute
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce(optional)

Saute the onions in a large skillet over medium-high heat until golden brown then add the chicken and allow it to brown on both sides.
Combine the remaining ingredients together and whisk until well blended.

Pour the mixture over the chicken and allow it to come up to a simmer and the chicken should be cooked thoroughly this will take 15-20 minutes. Please make sure it is fully cooked before serving and keep an eye to ensure it does not burn.

Serve over rice, cauliflower or just dive in with a fork!!

TIP: You can also marinate the chicken in these ingredients for at least an hour or overnight and then grill for the most delicious meal you have had in a while!