Whether you’re a Patriots or a Falcons fan, the culinary highlights of Super Bowl parties are likely to include lots of beer, chips, nacho grandes, hot ‘n spicy this and deep-fried that. It’s always fun to spend some time with friends and enjoy the musical stylings of Lady Gaga while checking out the always-hilarious commercials. But a few tips will help you keep you accountable regarding your nutrition goals. Here, some of my game-night nutrition tricks.
Another healthy dish you can serve or bring that won’t knock you off track? Jessica Seinfeld’s Buffalo Chicken Nuggets recipe, which packs a powerful protein punch that satisfies your savory craving without making you feel like you’ve overindulged.
Buffalo Chicken Nuggets
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Heat the oven (with the oven rack in the middle) to 450°F. Spray a wire cooling rack with cooking spray and place on a rimmed sheet pan.
In a medium bowl, stir together the yogurt, wing sauce, and ¼ teaspoon of the salt.
In a large bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, oil, and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Stir until the oil is evenly incorporated.
Remove the tenders from the chicken breasts and add to the yogurt mixture. Slice each chicken breast crosswise into ½-inch thick pieces. Add to the yogurt mixture and stir to combine. If you have the time, let them marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. If not, coat each piece of chicken in the breadcrumb mixture and place on the wire rack.
Bake the chicken until golden brown, crispy, and cooked throughout, about 15 minutes.