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Baked Fish Sticks or Chicken Bits

Baked Fish Sticks or Chicken Bits: Main Image

Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 12 min.
Total: 22 min.
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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400F (205C). 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.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 358
  Calories from Fat 139 (39%)
(24%)Total Fat 15g
(17%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
(46%)Cholesterol 137mg
(23%)Sodium 545mg
(14%)Potassium 499mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
(5%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(63%)Protein 31g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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