Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Champion Nutrition Recipe of the Week - Chicken Dippin'

If you're living a fitness lifestyle, chances are you eat a lot of chicken. A LOT of chicken. While we learn to view food as fuel, rather than an event, all that chicken can still get boring. And mustard. And Sriracha sauce. Lol. So what else can you smother that chicken in? Dippin's!! Based on the breaded chicken recipe I shared last week, it's a snap to create something new and tasty to dip that chicken in and add some flavor without going off diet.

Chicken Dippin's

INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup oat bran
1/4 cup wheat germ1 Tbsp coarsely ground flax seed1/4 cup coarsely ground almonds1/4 tsp sea salt1/2 tsp ground white pepper1/2 tsp Mrs Dash Garlic & Herb (or any other Mrs Dash flavor)


DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix together the ingredients, then spread across a baking sheet.
Bake for 2-4 minutes, until lightly toasted.
Allow to cool, place in ziploc baggie and store in refrigerator.

When ready to use, simply dip your plain cooked chicken in one of the sauces below, then into the Dippin' mix and enjoy! The Dippin' mix has a great nutty flavor with a bit of crunch. 

SAUCES
Spicy Yogurt: Mix 1/4 cup lowfat or fat-free plain greek yogurt with 1/2 tsp of Sriracha sauce.
Salsa Yogurt: Mix 1/4 cup lowfat or fat-free plain greek yogurt with 2 Tbsp of your favorite Salsa.
Mustard Yogurt: Mix 1/4 cup lowfat or fat-free plain greek yogurt with 2 Tbsp of your favorite Mustard.
Asian Yogurt: Mix 1/4 cup lowfat or fat-free plain greek yogurt with 1/4 tsp hot-asian mustard
Wasabi Yogurt: Mix 1/4 cup lowfat or fat-free plain greek yogurt with 1/4 - 1/2 tsp prepared wasabi
Ready-made: low-sugar barbecue sauce, low-sugar ketchup, mustard (yellow, dijon, etc)

Lightly toast the mix to create a nutty, crunchy dipping mix!



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