It's National Chicken Month... FINALLY! Allow us to celebrate our favorite lean protein with a TOP ATE list of our most beloved chicken recipes. (Ooooh! Ahhh! Which ones made the list? This is so exciting!) Read on, people...
1. Fiber-Fried Chicken Strips
PER SERVING (entire recipe, 5 pieces): 240 calories, 3.25g fat, 805mg sodium, 26g carbs, 14g fiber, 0.5g sugars, 42.5g protein -- POINTS® value 4*
They're simple, they're classic, and they go with everything. These guilt-free chicken dunkers are kind of like a really great pair of shoes... that you can eat. Mmmmm!
2. So Low Mein w/Chicken
PER SERVING (1/4 of recipe): 167 calories, 1.5g fat, 925mg sodium, 19g carbs, 6g fiber, 4g sugars, 18g protein -- POINTS® value 3*
PER SERVING (1/2 of recipe): 234 calories, 2g fat, 617mg sodium, 23.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 10g sugars, 29g protein -- POINTS® value 4*
That's right, people. We took Cap'n Crunch cereal, crushed it up, and rolled chicken in it. Thanks for the bright idea, Planet Hollywood. This swap is SWEET!
5. H-O-T Hot Boneless Buffalo Wings
PER SERVING (5 wings): 175 calories, 1.5g fat, 1,153mg sodium, 14g carbs, 4g fiber, <1g sugars, 27g protein -- POINTS® value 3*
In another installment of "Rolling Chicken in Crazy Stuff," we made an extremely delicious hot wing replacement using lean chicken breast, hot sauce, and... barbeque-flavored potato chips! BTW, Popchips ROCK in this recipe!
6. Stuffed Chick Cordon Bleu
PER SERVING (entire recipe): 222 calories, 4.5g fat, 692mg sodium, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars, 40g protein -- POINTS® value 5*
Long day at work? Here's your dinner recipe. It has only three ingredients and is insanely easy to make, AND you get to take out your aggression by pounding a piece of chicken flat. Food + stress relief = HOORAY!
7. Exploding Chicken Taquitos
PER SERVING (2 taquitos): 197 calories, 2.5g fat, 594mg sodium, 22.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 2g sugars, 20.5g protein -- POINTS® value 4*
We won't lie... We were a little skeptical about canned chicken before we tried it out in this recipe. Now we're obsessed with the stuff and it has to battle the tuna pouches for shelf space in our pantry. Food fight!
8. Sweet 'n Chunky Chicken Salad
PER SERVING (half of recipe, about 1 cup): 145 calories, 1.5g fat, 332mg sodium, 14g carbs, 1g fiber, 10g sugars, 21g protein -- POINTS® value 3*
Ignore all those fatty pre-made chicken salads out there! Not only is this one INSANELY low in fat and calories, it's also AMAZINGLY delicious. And, might we add, it's BEAUTIFUL. Chopped cucumbers, sliced grapes, and little apple bits? GORGEOUS!
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