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Diet-Friendly Pineapple-Jalapeño Chicken Recipe

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Bite it! Hungry Girl's Pineapple 'Peño Chicken Bites
HG's Pineapple 'Peño Chicken Bites

Domino Do-Over!

Skip the delivery order -- our swap for this "Specialty Chicken" is a major fat 'n calorie saver, making it WAY more special in our book. Plus, it's delicious... Yum, yum, yum!

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
2 tbsp. whole-wheat flour
5 oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 12 bite-sized pieces
Dash each salt and black pepper
2 tbsp. fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
2 tbsp. pineapple juice (from a can of pineapple chunks packed in juice)
1 tsp. cornstarch
1 tbsp. sweet Asian chili sauce
1/4 cup canned pineapple chunks in juice, drained and roughly chopped
2 tbsp. sliced jalapeño pepper (see HG Tip)
2 tbsp. shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese

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

Place flour in a wide bowl.

Place chicken in a medium bowl, and season with salt and pepper. Top with egg substitute, and toss to coat.

One at a time, shake chicken pieces to remove excess egg, and coat with flour. Evenly lay chicken pieces on the baking sheet.

Bake until chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes. Remove sheet, but leave oven on.

Meanwhile, in a small microwave-safe bowl, combine pineapple juice with cornstarch, and stir to dissolve. Thoroughly mix in chili sauce. Microwave for 30 seconds, or until sauce has thickened.

Transfer cooked chicken to a large bowl. Add sauce, and toss to coat. Evenly lay chicken in the center of the baking sheet, and top with chopped pineapple, sliced jalapeño, and cheese.

Bake until cheese has melted, about 3 minutes. Enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: Entire recipe (12 pieces)
Calories: 334
Fat: 4.5g
Sodium: 637mg
Carbs: 31g
Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 19.5g
Protein: 39g

PointsPlus® value 8*

HG Tip! Use a spoon to seed your jalapeños. When handling jalapeños, don't touch your eyes -- that pepper juice can STING. And wash your hands well immediately afterward.

Fight it! Domino's Spicy Jalapeño-Pineapple Specialty Chicken
Domino's Spicy Jalapeño-Pineapple Specialty Chicken

Knocking Down Dominos…

Domino's, we need to talk. First, about portion sizes. Four tiny bites of chicken does not a serving make. Plus, even if a person were to split this sadly small dish with a pal as a starter, they'd be taking in double-digit fat grams even BEFORE biting into a pizza slice! Second, if you're going to feature "100% whole breast white meat chicken" on your menu, how 'bout NOT breading it, battering it, and smothering it in sugary sauce and cheese? Don't get us wrong; crispy chicken with sweet sauce and cheese -- not to mention pineapple and jalapeño -- certainly sounds yummy. But it's SO not worth all the calories and fat. And while you call it a three-serving order, we took one look at it and decided "that's one serving to us!" So we're putting up our swap against the whole thing. Our baked-not-fried creation is the way to go, chicken cravers. Domino's? You may want to take notes...

Serving Size: 1 order (12 pieces)
Calories: 510
Fat: 21g
Sodium: 1,830mg
Carbs: 45g
Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 21g
Protein: 33g

PointsPlus® value 13*

Don't let your pals order the Domino's fat fest! Click "Send to a Friend" to pass along this recipe swap.

CHEW ON THIS:

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