Recipe: Wendy's Spicy Chicken Fillet

I recently purchased the "Fast Food Fix" cookbook written by the Devin Alexander, the same author as the Decadent Diet book I've mentioned before (and author of the Biggest Loser Cookbook). I have only tried two things so far. Last night, I made the "Spicy Chicken Fillet" sandwich that I used to crave on a regular basis and typically get at least once a week at Wendy's. :) I have to admit that both the CFO and I agree that it did not taste like the original. Nonetheless, it was still a VERY good sandwich!!! Very crispy coating, just enough spice and super-easy (and a ton less fattening!!!)...

Wendy's Spicy Chicken Fillet

1 tsp. flour
1/2 tsp. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1/4 tsp. salt
pinch of garlic powder
pinch of tumeric
3 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast, pounded 1/3" thick
olive oil spray
1 egg white
1 tsp. fat free milk
3 1/2 T panko bread crumbs
ground black pepper
1 kaiser roll (I used whole wheat)
1 leaf romaine lettuce
1 slice tomato
1/2 T light mayo

1. In a bag, combine the first 7 ingredients. Shake to mix. Add chicken and shake to completely coat. Place in refrigerator for at least 10 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly mist a nonstick baking sheet with oil spray. Set aside.

3. Combine egg white and milk in bowl. Beat until smooth. Place panko on a small sheet of waxed paper. Dip chicken in egg white mixture, coating completely. Allow excess to drip off. Dip into panko and coat completely. Repeat dipping into egg white mixture and then panko. Place on baking sheet. Lightly mist both sides with olive oil spray. Season both sides with black pepper.

4. Bake for 6-8 minutes on each side or until breading is crisp and chicken is cooked.

5. Meanwhile, toast kaiser roll, open side down, in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.

6. Place chicken on roll, top with lettuce tomato and mayo.

1 serving

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