A few years back, I got the Hungry Girl cookbook for Christmas. There are a lot of great, easy recipes especially when cooking for one or when counting calories or following Weight Watchers.
That being said, some of the recipes rely a little heavily on prepackaged, processed foods. Whatever your food philosophy, I think you could still find a few things in the book worth while.
One of the recipes that I tried right off the bat was the Fiber One Chicken. It’s simple enough, high protein, low on fat and oils, and obviously high in fiber. Problem is, Fiber One and any Fiber One products do not sit will in my tummy. I gave their popular breakfast bars a couple chances and decided it was not worth it. I stick to my Kashi’s, thankyouverymuch.
So why not use the same method but with different a different “breading”?
-3-4 medium or 18 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into “tender/finger” sized pieces
-2 servings or 56 ounces Rold Gold Honey Mustard Pretzels* (about 1 cup when crushed)
-1/2 cup egg whites
-1 tsp. Garlic salt
-Pepper and Salt to taste (I used some Tastefully Simple Green Tea Pepper seasoning, which also has garlic and other spices so you may want to add in more…get creative)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a Ziploc bag, combine pretzels and seasonings. Use a rolling pin to crush pretzels to crumb like consistency, with some pieces a little bigger then others. (You can also do this in a food processor).
2. Spray a baking pan/sheet with cooking spray (I used a cooking rack as well) then set up assembly line of chicken, egg white, pretzel mixture, and your baking pan.
3. Dip each chicken piece into egg white, then coat with pretzel mixture, then place on baking pan. Repeat until all chicken is coated. Spray with cooking spray.
4. Bake for 10 minutes, then turn chicken, then bake another 10 minutes or so until chicken is cooked through.
This will easily feed to hungry adults and then some when paired with a veggie or other delicious side of your choice!
*You could easily use any pretzel you like or even a cracker. I have seen similar recipes using Ritz crackers.
Nutrition facts for whole recipe: