Baked Fish Sticks or Chicken Bits
This recipe is much more healthful than most commercially-made versions. I used fresh cod and free-range organic chicken, and my food critics loved ’em. The breading mix recipe makes enough for 2 cups (230g) vegetables or 1 pound (455g) chicken or fish fi
- 1 Tbs canola oil
- 1 lb white fish fillets (flounder, cod, etc.) or 1 pound (455g) chicken breast fillets
- 1/4 tsp salt (sea salt if on a corn-free diet*)
- 1 tsp grated lemon rind
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 1/2 cup 2-percent low-fat milk
- Breading mix:1 cup bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). Spray baking dish with nonstick cooking oil, then coat with canola oil.
- Rinse fish or chicken fillets. Pat dry with a paper towel. Lightly sprinkle salt on both sides of fillets.
- For fish sticks, carefully cut fillets into long strips. For chicken bits, cut fillets into 1-inch (2.5cm) squares.
- Place breading mix and grated lemon rind into a small paper bag. On a pie plate, combine egg, egg white and milk, then beat with a whisk or fork until well blended.
- Dip fish or chicken pieces into the egg and milk mixture. Place fish or chicken pieces, a few at a time, into bag with breading mix and grated lemon rind, hold bag closed and shake well.
- Place coated fish sticks or chicken bits on baking dish. Bake until golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes.
* Allergy notes: People following a corn-free diet should avoid iodized salt since it contains dextrose, which should be avoided by those allergic to corn.
Calories from Fat 139 (39%)
(24%)Total Fat 15g
(17%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Total Carbohydrate 21g
(5%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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