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Healthy baked chicken strip recipe

Posted Oct 18 2009 10:04pm

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If you’ve read my bio, then you know that I proudly state that I can cook chicken 1,000 ways … and I truly mean it. I love chicken and I always have.

When it comes to chicken, there are two types of fans: white meat lovers and dark meat lovers. I have eaten chicken, quail, duck, turkey, Cornish Hen and other poultry and I have to say that regardless of the type of bird, I seem to love dark meat the most.

I really enjoy white meat if I’m in the mood for a mayo and chicken sandwich, but when I’m eating chicken … I prefer the dark meat.

I will admit that chicken strips are my weakness when it comes to white meat and I refuse to eat any of the fried ones you get at a restaurant or bar more than a couple times per year … and when I do eat them, I’ll just have a few strips and not an entire plate (let’s face it … they are not the healthiest because we’re talking about battered chicken deep-fried in hydrogenated fats).

When I found this incredibly delicious healthy variation from Fitness Anywhere, the makers of the TRX Suspension Training (you’re going to love my soon-to-come review on the TRX Suspension cables because this is as close to military fitness as you’ll get! I will be training with one of the top trainers and I just cannot contain myself!), I was in heaven!

On a side note: If anyone understands the importance of not sabotaging your entire diet with one meal, the company who created the TRX Suspension cables do.

A lot of people make a really big mistake when they start training: because they think they are training more regularly, it’s a ticket to eating whatever you want since you’ll burn it off, but that’s simply not true … unless you are training daily for a triathlon. You should watch your portions and the quality of the foods you put into your body.

This recipe is quite simple and doesn’t require any strange or pricey ingredients.

Healthy Baked Chicken Strips Recipe:

<<<Ingredients>>>

Boneless skinless chicken breast (cut into 1/2 inch strips, 170 g) 6 oz.

Salt, 2 pinches

Pepper, 1 pinch

Paprika, 1 pinch

Omega-3 eggs, 1

Water, 2 tbsp

Coarse whole wheat breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup

Grated coconut, 1/4 cup

Olive oil cooking spray

<<<Instructions>>>

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Season chicken evenly with salt, pepper and paprika. Add the egg and water to a mixing bowl, whisk together well and set aside. Mix the breadcrumbs and coconut together in a seperate mixing bowl and set aside. Dip the chicken in the egg and toss until coated completely. Remove and allow excess to drip off for 1 or 2 seconds, then place directly into the breadcrumb/coconut mixture. Roll until nicely coated. Lightly coat a cookie sheet with spray and place the strips onto the tray. Bake until golden brown or cooked through (about 15 minutes). Remove the largest strip and cut in half to check doneness. Serves 1 large or 2 small.

>>> You can easily eat these Baked Chicken Strips on their own or with a salad, or you could also have a side of carbs like baked sweet potatoes, rice or even whole wheat pasta!

Source for recipe & photo: TRX Suspension cables Web site

>>> If you do make this recipe and you enjoy it, don’t forget to come back and share your story with us!

Photo from Fitness Anywhere

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