Chef Chris At It Again For Hockey Players….

While we wait for Blake Wheeler’s arbitration decision…who knows what he will ultimately be awarded with.  That being said, we have a recipe for hockey players that is both enjoyable and helpful to the hockey player from a nutritional point of view.

This one for the hockey guy or lady out there… simply called…..


Black Cherry Chicken

2 packages of chicken breast…(butterfly if needed)

2/3 can of Black Cherry Soda

1 tbsp sesame ginger marinade

4 ounces Hawaiian marinade

4 ounces Teriyaki marinade

2-3 ounces Maple Syrup

2 tsp cinnamon sugar

2 tsp lemon and herb seasoning

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 really big grill

1 meat mallet


To make a good marinade…wash the chicken extremely vigorously…to avoid any contamination and to take any of the salty taste out…or at least most of it. Put the first few breasts in…..pour 4 ounces of the soda on top of the chicken…then season with half of the marinades and seasonings. Then stir a plenty! After stirring, add the remainder of the ingredients…soda first of course.

Why the meat mallet you may ask?  Simple…you want the chicken breasts just flat enough to cook evenly and retain the marinade.  You can also use black cherries (take pits out) and blend in with a little sprite as well.

Now comes the fun part…if you don’t have time…get the grill up to about 350 to 400…and grill about 4-6 minutes on each side…less if you have a 3 or 4 burner grill (about 3-5 minutes). Use a direct cooking method (cooking with all burners). Use the discard marinade and spoon it slowly on top of the chicken. If you have time….sear the chicken for about 90 seconds to 2 minutes on each side…and then cook with the left and right burners on…make sure the middle burner is off (where you put the chicken)…then spoon marinade slowly every so often. Then check the chicken to see if its done…usually when the juices run clear or the chicken has no more pink means it is done. Drizzle the chicken with any leftover marinade…sprinkle with lemon juice..and EAT!!! YUM!!!!

This is a recipe that will pack on the calories without killing you.  Also, you can add a simple rice with applesauce on the side that will make the chicken taste that much better.  Enjoy.

About Chris Wassel

Simply I am a hockey writer who is a jack of all trades. Whether it is draft, fantasy, NHL, KHL, AHL, etc...I probably can write about it. The challenge in hockey is to be able to step out of your comfort zone and write like you are still there. Hopefully you enjoy the humor in the writing on the site and tell your friends. Thanks for reading!