Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I had to share this recipe with you.  It is one of those "I can't believe that's what in this. . ." moments.  The "mystery" ingredient. . . . . Fiber One cereal - the stuff that looks like pieces of twigs and is really not very tasty as a cereal, in my opinion.

I subscribe to Hungry Girl emails.  They have great tips, recipes, and showcase new products for those health-conscience, trying-to-lose weight gals.  I have the Hungry Girl cookbooks on my wish list too, but they give out so many great recipes via their emails, I just keep them all together and try the ones I really like.  They use the Fiber One cereal in a lot of their recipes.  I was skeptical at first, but since I've tried it and had success, I am a believer.  Even my boys could not tell I used fiber cereal instead of bread crumbs and flour.  The great bonus - practically no calories (points) and extra fiber!  1/2 cup of this cereal is barely 1 point.

So, I took a WW recipe for chicken tenders and instead of using the crushed up low fat cheese crackers, I used the Fiber One.

Here is the altered recipe:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut up into tenders
 (or just buy the tenders)
3/4 cup buttermilk (or use 3/4 cup low fat milk and add 1 T. vinegar)
1 cup ground up (use a food processor) Fiber One cereal twigs
Seasonings:  thyme, seasoning salt, garlic powder, salt and peppers
Olive oil (preferably in a spritzer bottle)

I cut up the chicken and soaked it in my "buttermilk" mixture for about 1/2 hour.
  I pureed up the cereal and added it with the spices into a ziploc bag.  Drain off the buttermilk and toss your chicken around in the crumbs until it is coated.  Then I placed it in one layer in a pan, then using my Pampered Chef spritz bottle of olive oil, I lightly misted all the pieces. 
  Bake at 400 for 10 minutes, turn and bake 10-15 more or until done.

I served this with the rest of my pre-baked potatoes from last week with some cooked broccoli and some cheese sauce. 


  1. Oh yum!

    Another delicious sounding, healthy recipe.

    Keep up the good work!☺

  2. Perfect timing! Rachel and I were thinking of making chicken fingers for dinner and you know I'm always looking for the healthy alternatives. Alas, I'd need a snowmobile to get to the store for Fiber One, so I'll see what I can substitute...
    : )

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