Triathlete Tuesday

As you know, my husband is a professional triathlete.  Dan and his some of his teammates have agreed to do occasional guest posts on here.  First up is Jordan Jones.


I love buffalo chicken.  Unfortunately anytime I get it at a restaurant it's fried.  I used to assume the being fried is what made it delicious until I started experimenting in the kitchen.  I learned that they're actually BETTER baked.  This is a healthy nutritious recipe as nearly all the calories in the recipe come from the chicken itself.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
• 1/4 to 1/2 skinless boneless chicken breast per person
• 1/4 cup Buffalo Wing Sauce (available at pretty much every supermarket)
• 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
• 1 egg
Thinly slice the chicken breast.  You can buy pre-sliced chicken breast at many supermarkets including Whole Foods.
2. Put the chicken in a sealable container along with an egg.  Shake in the sealed container to spread the egg.  Pour out the excess egg.
3. Add bread crumbs into the container, seal it and shake it.  Pick the chicken apart with a fork, it likes to stick together and hide from the bread crumbs.  Repeat this step a few times until the chicken has a good cover of bread crumbs.
4. Place on a cooking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 10-20 minutes until the bread crumbs become gold or brown in spots.
5. Put the chicken in another sealable container.  Pour in Buffalo Wing Sauce, seal the container, and shake it to spread the good stuff.

Tip: I usually have this along with a salad and put in tortillas to make a wrap.  It is great on it's own though, especially with some Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing.

Tip 2: If you don't add the buffalo sauce then you've got some great seasoned chicken that's perfect for Italian dishes.

Nutritionals(2 servings): 237 calories, 7.2 g fat, 1,397mg sodium, 47 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 20g protein.

Jordan Jones is a pro triathlete on the Riptide Multisports Pro Triathlon Team and is the owner of - An Online Ski Shop Specializing in Demo Skis and Closeout Skis