HALF THEIR SIZE! edition

Lisa Lillien's

HEALTHY 'FRIED' CHICKEN

The Hungry Girl dishes out her low-calorie take on comfort food

Double Your Portions!

LILLIEN SAYS IT'S OKAY TO GO BACK FOR SECONDS WITH THESE DIET DISHES

1 For lasagna, alternate noodles with thin slices of eggplant.

2 For stir-fry, mix in a bag of broccoli coleslaw for added volume.

3 For dips, use Greek yogurt, which is high in protein but low in calories.

KICKIN' BUTTERMILK FAUX-FRIED CHICKEN

Serves: 2

1/3 cup reduced-fat buttermilk

1/8 tsp. paprika

12 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders (about 8 to 10 pieces)

1/3 cup twig-shaped bran cereal

1/3 cup panko bread crumbs

1 tbsp. dry onion soup mix

Salt to taste (optional)

1. Combine buttermilk and paprika in a large ziplock plastic bag. Mix well. Add chicken tenders, seal bag. Toss to coat completely.

2. Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour.

3. Preheat oven to 375.

4. Process cereal in a food processor until it reaches a fine-crumb consistency. Combine cereal crumbs and remaining ingredients in a large shallow bowl.

5. Drain chicken tenders and discard buttermilk. Coat each tender with crumb mixture and arrange on a lightly greased baking sheet.

6. Bake 20 minutes or until crisp and done, turning once after 10 minutes.

Lillien's new TV series, Hungry Girl, premieres Jan. 8 on the Cooking Channel.