A delicious new dish from Joe's Fat Loss Plan book, this Lean in 15 oven baked chicken recipe is a great and healthy alternative to a takeaway

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The Body Coach star Joe Wicks  has inspired all of us with his Lean in 15 recipes , his most popular being the original protein pancakes . For another healthy take on indulgent favourites, try this new popcorn chicken recipe and ditch the takeaways.

"I love taking tasty fast-food ideas and making them into healthier Lean in 15 versions," says Joe of this recipe which is taken from his book  The Fat-Loss Plan: 100 Quick and Easy Recipes with Workouts . "This popcorn chicken tastes awesome and will satisfy your fried chicken craving."

Serves 1


4 tbsp cornflakes
3 tbsp tomato puree
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp garlic salt
2 tsp dried mixed herbs
black pepper
1 medium egg white
1 x 200g skinless chicken breast fillet

For the slaw

1 medium carrot, coarsely  grated
100g green cabbage, finely  shredded
½ red onion, thinly sliced
½ apple, cut into thin matchsticks
2 tbsp parsley, very finely chopped
¼ tsp toasted cumin seeds
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar


  1. Preheat the oven to 220ºC (fan 200ºC/gas mark 7).
  2. Crush the cornflakes with a rolling pin until fine then transfer to a plate.
  3. Mix the tomato puree, cayenne pepper, garlic salt and mixed herbs in a large bowl and season with pepper.
  4. Whisk the egg white in a clean glass bowl until stiff peaks form, then fold it into the tomato puree mixture.
  5. Cut the chicken into eight bite-sized pieces and dip the chicken into the egg mixture. Roll in the crushed cornflakes to coat evenly. Place the pieces in a shallow ovenproof dish in a single layer.
  6. Bake in the oven for 15–20 minutes, or until lightly golden and crisp.
  7. While the chicken is cooking, make the slaw by mixing together all the ingredients in a wide bowl. Season and serve with the popcorn chicken.

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