Racing Weight Cookbook: Flaxseed & Herb-Crusted Chicken

Racing Weight Cookbook: Flaxseed & Herb-Crusted Chicken

Racing Weight Cookbook delivers more than 100 flavorful, easy recipes for athletes that will help you hit your ideal weight without compromising your performance.

This is a Level 2 recipe, meaning it will take a little bit more time (30 minutes) and is intended for athletes who have some cooking experience in the kitchen. But the effort will pay off! The crisp flaxseed crust keeps the chicken wonderfully moist inside. You can use golden or brown flaxseed; the only difference is color.

Racing Weight Cookbook: Flaxseed & Herb-Crusted Chicken

Recipe profile: High Protein

cooking spray
¼ cup ground golden flaxseed
2 tablespoons dried onion flakes
½ teaspoon each dried dill, dried oregano, garlic powder, and salt
¹/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons egg substitute or 1 egg, beaten
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and place wire rack on top of it. Mist rack lightly with cooking spray.

2 In a shallow, wide bowl combine flaxseed, onion flakes, dill, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. Place egg substitute or beaten egg in a separate bowl.

3 Dip one chicken breast into egg, allow excess to drip off, and press each side into flaxseed mixture to coat. Place on wire rack on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with each chicken breast.

4 Bake for 20 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of chicken reads 160 degrees F.

Per serving: 203 calories, 5 g fat, 6 g total carbohydrate, 4 g dietary fiber, 37 g protein

TIP: If you don’t have a wire rack, you can cook the chicken on a baking sheet alone.

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