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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.