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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Honey Mustard Pretzel-Coated Chicken Tenders

A few weeks ago I did something which, in my book, is quite drastic.

I joined Weight Watchers.

Me, who loves dessert and organic butter and, well, feeling full....

It's not really a New Years Resolution, it's a "I can't get my big old post-baby butt in any of my clothes" resolution.

But, my friends, you needn't worry too much, I've been happily surprised by how it's going so far. I've lost about 5 pounds over the past two weeks, I've gotten to eat a lot more food than I imagined (ie I'm not starving!!), and most of what I'm eating is good. There was one snafu of the baked Mac of cheese and broccoli that only contained one measly cup if cheese for eight freaking servings (shudder) but we won't get into that.

This recipe, on the other hand was Delish! It comes from the book "Hungry Girl 1-2-3" by Lisa Lillien.  Both the hubby and I decided we will be making this again, even after Weight Watchers! 

Honey Mustard Pretzel Coated Chicken Fingers (one serving) 
3 tbsp honey mustard 
2 tbsp fat free liquid egg substitute
5 ounces chicken breast, cut into 4 strips
2 dashes salt
2 dashes pepper
1 ounce hard salted pretzels (about 10), crushed finely
2 tsp sugar. 
Preheat oven to 375. 
Mix honey mustard and egg substitute in a large ziplock. 
Season chicken strips with salt and pepper and then place in bag, toss to coat. Marinate 5 minutes. 
In a bowl mix the crushed pretzels and sugar. 
Thoroughly coat chicken in crumbs, then place on baking sheet. 
Spray tops of chicken with cooking spray. 
Bake 20 min, turning halfway through. 
Calories: 349
Fat: 2.5 g
Sodium: 928 mg
Carbs: 39 g
Fiber: 1 g
Sugars: 13.5 g
Protein: 37 g
Points Plus: 8 points


  1. it's great to find these little recipes that are both good for you and good tasting.

  2. Oh....don't tempt me to join WW> I need to shift some bulk. This looks lovely, I like the salty earthiness from the pretzels. Yum. Well done on the weight off.


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