Monday, December 6, 2010

Fat Free Italian Chicken

This was wonderful. Tonight I had a recipe I found online all planned out. It was going to be a chicken and vegetable stir fry. I got home, and all my brown sugar was HARD AS A ROCK. I couldn't get it to break. So, I thought ok, now what? Well, I came up with this recipe and it was so good! If your craving breaded or fried chicken, I say try this chicken instead! Because of my new healthy eating, I also know how many calories and everything it is, so I'll post it on the bottom!

Fat Free Italian Chicken

6 boneless chicken tenderloins or breasts thawed
1/2 cup of Fat Free Italian Dressing
1/2 cup bread crumbs
pinch of garlic and herb seasoning

what to do:
1. Preheat oven to 375. Put the Italian Dressing in a bowl, and the bread crumbs in another.
2. Take a piece of chicken and dip it in the Italian dressing. Cover it and let it sit there for a couple minutes. Take out and directly put it into the bread crumbs. Flip over to fully coat. Put into greased pan, and repeat until all chicken is done.
3. Put it in the oven for 25 minutes. (If you are using chicken breasts, it will most likely take 35-40 minutes to fully cook chicken)
4. Serve with some vegetables (I did a spinach salad and some corn) and enjoy! This was such an easy fast dinner, and super juicy and yummy!

Nutritional Info:
for two strips of chicken:
273 calories :)
carbs: 35 g
sodium: 922 mg
cholesterol: 45 mg
Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
Tips to Wanna-be-Chefs: To tell if chicken is cooked all the way, just take a knife and cut into it. It cannot have ANY pink in it! Also, the juices from the chicken will be clear :) Also, if you have more time, you can marinate the chicken in the italian dressing for 30 minutes before dipping it into the bread crumbs. It will probably even add more flavor! I just didn't have time!