Make Joe Wicks' healthier Popcorn Chicken and Super Slaw

Try Joe Wicks' healthier Lean in 15 version of a takeaway favourite with this recipe from his new book, The Fat Loss Plan.

Try Joe Wicks' healthier Lean in 15 version of a takeaway favourite with this recipe for Popcorn Chicken and Super Slaw from his new book, The Fat Loss Plan, which is out now. This recipe is easy to make for a crowd, so why not invite all your mates round for a leaner (and cheaper) Friday-night feast?

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    • For the chicken
    • 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
    • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
    • 1/2 apple cut into thin matchsticks
    • 2 tbsp parsley very finely chopped
    • 1/4 tsp toasted cumin seeds
    • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

-Preheat the oven to 220°C (fan 200°C/gas mark 7).

- Crush the cornflakes with a rolling pin until fine then transfer to a plate.

-Mix the tomato puree, cayenne pepper, garlic salt and mixed herbs in a large bowl and season with pepper.

-Whisk the egg white in a clean glass bowl until stiff peaks form, then fold it into the tomato puree mixture.

-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.

-Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly golden and crisp.

-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.

The Fat Loss Plan

by Joe Wicks

Book cover for The Fat Loss Plan

Joe Wicks is back with another instalment of 100 brand-new delicious recipes and five speedy, effective HIIT workouts. The Fat-Loss Plan can motivate everyone on their way to achieving a fit, lean and healthy body.

Inside the book is a combination of reduced-carb, post-workout and snacks and sweet treat recipes – all incredibly tasty and easy to make in 15 minutes flat. Every recipe is filling and fuels you with energy for your day and your workout – including Steak Taco with Lime Salsa, Lamb Kofte Tagine and Veggie Super Bowl. Thanks to sample weekly plans, Joe makes it simple for you to prep like a boss and eat well every day of the week.