crispy chicken bites

Looking for a new under 500 calorie dinner to make that everyone will adore?  These Crispy Chicken Bites are a part of my 5-Day Kick-Off menu, but I make them almost every week.  They're healthy, light and so good.  This recipe takes 15 minutes to prep, and it’s very easy to make.  Serving size: 5 bites with 2 cups of green salad.  Tonight I subbed in brown rice.  Enjoy!


  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts weighing about 6 oz. each
  • 1-cup oat bran
  • 1-cup wheat germ
  • 1 Tbsp. coarsely ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup coarsely ground almonds
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 1-cup water or low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 large egg white, beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking pan w/parchment paper or coat lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into 1.5” nugget-sized pieces. Set aside.
  3. Combine all dry ingredients in a large container with a tightly fitting lid. Shake well. This is your coating mixture
  4.  Combine water & egg in a medium bowl. Dip each piece in the water/egg white mixture. Then dip each piece in the coating mixture. Make sure each piece is well coated.
  5. Place on the baking sheet. When all of your chicken has been coated and your baking sheet is full, place in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden.