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HG's Buffa-low Chicken Strip Salad
HG's Buffa-low Chicken Strip Salad

Buffalo Thrill
Super-fatty chicken on top of a salad bogged down with cheese, fried tortillas, and creamy dressing = NOT okay. Our chicken is tasty and lean and lies comfortably on a bed of deliciously dressed salad. Mmmmm! Without further ado, we give you... HG's Buffa-low Chicken Strip Salad!

Ingredients:
1/4 cup Fiber One Original bran cereal
Dash garlic powder, or more to taste
Dash onion powder, or more to taste
One 4-oz. raw boneless skinless lean chicken breast cutlet, pounded to 1/3-inch thickness
2 tbsp. fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1/4 cup chopped tomato
1 tbsp. crumbled blue cheese
1 tbsp. precooked real crumbled bacon (like the kind by Oscar Mayer)
3 low-fat baked tortilla chips, slightly crushed
1 tbsp. Frank's RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
2 tbsp. fat-free ranch dressing
Optional: salt and black pepper, to taste

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

Place cereal in a sealable bag, remove air, and seal. Using a rolling pin or meat mallet, crush cereal through the bag to a breadcrumb-like consistency. Add garlic powder and onion powder. If you like, add salt and pepper. Seal and shake to combine. Set aside.

Place chicken in a bowl and top with egg substitute. Coat both sides of the chicken and then give it a shake to remove excess egg substitute. Transfer to the bag with the crumbs, seal, and shake to thoroughly coat both sides with crumbs.

Place chicken on the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Carefully flip chicken and return to the oven for an additional 10 minutes, until crispy and cooked through. Set aside.

Meanwhile, place lettuce in a bowl and top with tomato, cheese, bacon, and crushed chips. Set aside.

Pour hot sauce onto a small plate. Once cool enough to handle, coat both sides of the cooked chicken with sauce. Slice and place on top of your salad. Serve with ranch dressing and enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: 1 salad with dressing (entire recipe)
Calories: 309
Fat: 7g
Sodium: 1,277mg
Carbs: 33.5g
Fiber: 11g
Sugars: 4.5g
Protein: 36g

PointsPlus value 8*

HG FYI: Yes, we know this salad has a lot of sodium, but it's still an amazing swap for the original. (Have you SEEN how much the Chili's version has?!) If you want to cut salt, ditch the dressing and/or use less hot sauce.



Chili's Boneless Buffalo Chicken Salad
Chili's Boneless Buffalo Chicken Salad

Big-Boned Buffalo
What's the point of ordering a salad if you're gonna get one topped with saucy fried chicken and loaded with fatty blue cheese, tortilla strips, and ranch dressing? OK, it may sound good, but this salad from Chili's has as much fat as the chain's Mushroom-Swiss Burger (with fries!). And it has more calories and fat than an entire order of Boneless Buffalo Wings with Bleu Cheese dipping sauce. If you're one of those "I'll just have a salad" people who pretends choosing this meal is smarter than getting the wings, you're fooling yourself. (And you're NOT gonna fool your pants!) We'll be blunt (and polite) -- please don't order this salad. What you should do if you crave this crazy Chili's salad is make it yourself... at home... with our slimmed-down swap. You'll get the zing, the crunch, the cheese, and the veggies without -- you know -- all that OTHER stuff you weren't really looking for anyway (the extra fat and calories). Now go chew things!

Serving Size: 1 salad with dressing
Calories: 1,150
Fat: 84g
Sodium: 4,410mg
Carbs: 52g
Fiber: 7g
Sugars: n.a.
Protein: 45g

PointsPlus® value 31*

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