Jessica Cerra is a truly amazing talent. Between racing bicycles at a professional level and co-founding a nutrition bar company, she’s also a chef with a specialty of catering to the nutritional needs of athletes. Jess takes the typical post-workout meal up a few notches with a delicious Moroccan Chicken recipe she shared with us (you can read her full story here). Enjoy!
Load up on endurance athlete nutrient essentials Vitamin B, zinc, and iron with this dark meat chicken preparation.* Warm, spiced flavors married together in a simple one-skillet meal. Easy enough for weeknight fare, yet creative enough for a dinner get-together. Serve with garbanzo beans, potatoes, or couscous and the meal is complete.
*There is a negligible amount of extra calories and fat in dark meat, which is well worth the extra vitamins and minerals.
4 whole chicken legs (thigh and leg attached)
½ yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger powder
½ tsp cumin powder
½ tsp sea salt
½ tsp fresh cracked pepper
¼ tsp cayenne pepper, optional for spice
1 cup white wine
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp flour
1 heaping cup pitted green olives
1/3 cup golden raisins (or sliced dried apricots or dates)
2 lemons sliced
8 sprigs thyme
¼ cup toasted chopped or slivered almonds
To keep up with Jess and her adventures on and off the bike follow her on Instagram at @jesscerra