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Popcorn Chicken Salad Lunchbox

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

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Popcorn Chicken

Ingredients

popcorn chicken salad lunchbox

Ingredients for 6 servings

  • 1 1/2 lb raw chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • Batter
    • 1/3 cup fine almond flour
    • 1 cup panko crumbs
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
Steps
  1. Set oven to 420F/216C.
  2. Add a pinch of sea salt and pepper to the panko crumbs and mix it up.
  3. After the chicken is chopped into small pieces, dip the chicken piece in the almond flour, then the egg, then the panko.
  4. Place the chicken on a baking tray (or baking rack).  Lightly spray them with olive oil to help them brown in the oven. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.

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Calories
202
Protein
30g
Fat
6g
Carbs
8g
Sodium
Fiber
1g
Sugar
1g
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Buffalo Popcorn Chicken Salad

Ingredients

popcorn chicken salad lunchbox

Ingredients for 1 serving

  • 1 serving popcorn chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped green lettuce
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 small radish, sliced
  • 1 serving quick Buffalo style dressing (see below)

 

Buffalo Dressing (makes 3 servings)

68 calories, 4g protein, 1g carbohydrates, 5g fat, 0g fiber, 2g sugar
  • 4oz 2% Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pepper to taste
  • Garnish – dried chives
Steps
  1. Mix together the ingredients for the dressing.
  2. Assemble the salad with the ingredients.
Calories
349
Protein
37g
Fat
12g
Carbs
24g
Sodium
Fiber
6g
Sugar
7g
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Teriyaki Popcorn Chicken Salad

Ingredients

popcorn chicken salad lunchbox

Ingredients for 1 serving

  • 1 serving popcorn chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped green lettuce
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 1/3 cup shredded (purple) cabbage
  • 1 cup (113g) mandarin oranges – NO sugar added
  • 1/4 cup cucumber, diced or chopped
  • Dressing
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce (I used Anne Chung’s gluten-free sauce)
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
Steps
  1. Mix together the ingredients for the dressing.
  2. Assemble the salad with the ingredients.
Calories
329
Protein
34g
Fat
6g
Carbs
34g
Sodium
Fiber
5g
Sugar
12g
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Hawaiian Popcorn Chicken Salad

Ingredients

popcorn chicken salad lunchbox

Ingredients for 1 serving

  • 1 serving popcorn chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped green lettuce
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/3 cup pineapple, diced
  • 1/3 cup bell pepper, diced or chopped
  • 1/4 cup avocado, diced
  • 2 tablespoon low-calorie balsamic vinaigrette (I used balsamic dressing with no oil)
Steps
  1. Assemble the salad using the ingredients.
Calories
351
Protein
33g
Fat
10g
Carbs
32g
Sodium
Fiber
8g
Sugar
11g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.