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.