Monday, 23 July 2012

Crispy Tomato Chicken Warburtons





I have been trying out the new healthy eating plan from Warburtons. Its called the H i-Taste, Lo-Fat plan and Warburtons sent me the ingredients to make some of the recipes.


My first was the crispy chicken with potato wedges it was great fun to make too. 




Dipping chicken pieces in flour, egg then breadcrumbs is quite therapeutic well for an overgrown kid who likes to play! I added some paprika to the flour to give a kick. 




As we like our food spicy, I also sprinkled it over the potatoes.
As a Slimming World success I would make this a free meal by using Warburtons wholemeal and Fry light  for the potatoes, it then is all fat free!

I found I did not use all of the breadcrumbs so would reduce the amount to 6 slices and then add more if needed.


The chicken was really moist, more so than normal, using the fresh breadcrumbs really benefited the texture. The taste was lovely and light, all of us loved the chicken and normally would not have eaten green beans with this dish, but it complemented the meal well.

I will be making this again and playing around with the spices as well to give different tastes.


Ingredients

  1. 6 potatoes
  2. 2 ½ tbsp olive oil
  3. 8 slices Warburtons Wholemeal Bread or Warburtons White Plus Wholegrain (about 200g)
  4. 3 large chicken breasts
  5. 3 tbsp tomato puree, (about 100g)
  6. 3 heaped tbsp plain flour
  7. 2 free range eggs
  8. Steamed green veg e.g. green beans, to serve

Method

  1. Directions
  2. 1. Cut each potato into about 5-6 wedges. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of the oil in a roasting dish. Add the potato wedges to the hot dish and roast for 35 minutes until golden and cooked.
  3. 2. Meanwhile brush 2 baking trays with the remaining oil. Put the Warburtons bread into a blender and whizz into breadcrumbs
  4. 3.Cut each chicken breast into 5-6 strips. Dip the strips in tomato puree, then flour, then egg and then breadcrumbs.
  5. 4. Put the chicken strips on to the trays and cook for 15-18 minutes until golden and cooked. 
  6. 5. Serve with the potatoes and steamed green beans

Warburtons has teamed up with Amanda Grant, celebrity chef and mum of three Amanda Grant, also one of the country's leading food educators, to create a delicious, low fat eating plan full of simple recipes and quick and tasty snacks. 

Many people cut out carbs (such as bread) in order to lose weight, which can lead people to wrongly believe that bread is high in fat, when the opposite is true. Most bread is low in fat – it’s the toppings that people choose that can add fat to bread and bakery. For example, a slice of Warburtons Farmhouse White contains just 1.1g fat.


The Hi-Taste, Lo-Fat eating plan has been designed to provide a fortnight of nutritious, low in fat meals that won't leave you feeling like you're missing out.





Read about the plan here 

3 comments:

  1. Jane C English25 July 2012 at 14:18

    Got to start rethinking our cooking hubby was diagnosed a type 2 diabetic this week, we knew it was coming as his three sister & brother type 1 are all diabetic as is one of our sons! Nothing like keeping it in the family but hopefully a change of diet might keep him off the insulin a bit longer & to be honest it is something we have needed to do for a while & this has given us the kick up the pants to do it.

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    1. Yes diet is the best way to manage type 2, my friends partner has been working on that theory and it certainly is a good way to eat as well as it being healthy all round. Thinking of you Jane. x

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