Hungry Girl's Day-Off Diet Faux-Fried Chicken Strips With Side Salad

Here's your fried food solution! This healthier version of fried chicken will curb your craving and give you a serving of fiber and protein too. Enjoy this chicken on any diet day, not just on your day off. Find out more about the Day-Off Diet and take the Day-Off Diet Assessment so you can find out which social support group is right for you.

1/2 cup bran cereal
1 tsp salt-free seasoning mix
1/4 cup egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute
6 oz raw boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 6 strips
1 cup lettuce
1 cup cucumber, mushrooms, or other high-volume veggies
2 tsp vinegar (balsamic, red wine, white wine, rice, or cider)
1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil
1 tbsp mustard

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.


2. In a small blender or food processor, grind cereal into crumbs (or crush cereal with a meat mallet through a baggie). Transfer to a wide bowl, and mix in seasoning mix.


3. Place egg whites or substitute in another wide bowl. One at a time, dunk chicken strips in egg, shake to remove excess, and coat with crumbs. Evenly lay on the baking sheet.


4. Bake for 8 minutes. Flip chicken. Bake until cooked through and crispy, about 6 minutes.


5. Toss salad ingredients in another medium bowl. Serve with chicken strips and mustard for dipping.