A healthier way to enjoy chicken and chips

Nutrition details for typical helpings of:

Fried chicken tenderloin (1 serving):
Calories: 1157
Calories from fat: 546
Total fat: 60.7g
Protein: 30.3g

Source: Caloriecount.about.com

Coleslaw (137.2g):
Calories: 293
Calories from fat: 224
Total fat: 24.9g
Saturated fat: 4.0g

Source: Caloriecount.about.com


Serves 4

For the sweet potato wedges:
2 large sweet potatoes
1 tbsp groundnut oil
salt and black pepper

For the coleslaw:
1 fennel bulb
2 carrots
1 small red or white cabbage
1 red apple
1 lemon
200ml natural yoghurt
2 tbsp whole grain mustard
salt and black pepper

For the chicken:
2 chicken breasts
25g Parmesan, finely grated
25g fine brown breadcrumbs
zest of lemon
tsp chilli powder
1 egg white
2 tbsp groundnut oil


Preheat the oven to 200¿C/fan 180¿C/gas 6. Cut each sweet potato into eight long wedges. Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Blanch the potatoes for three minutes, then drain well and tip on to a baking tray. Drizzle over the oil and season with salt and black pepper. Roast for 30-35 minutes, until the sweet potato is tender and golden brown.

Trim the fennel and slice thinly (use a mandolin if you have one). Cut the carrots into matchsticks. Shred the cabbage. Quarter, core and thinly slice the apple and squeeze over a little lemon juice to keep it from discolouring. Mix together in a large bowl. Combine the yoghurt, juice of half the lemon and the mustard. Season with salt and black pepper and pour the dressing over the vegetables, stirring to coat. Set aside while you cook the chicken.

Slice each chicken breast in half through the centre, so that you have four thin pieces. Mix the Parmesan, breadcrumbs, lemon zest and chilli powder together and tip on to a large plate. Whisk the egg white in a shallow dish. Dip the chicken pieces into the egg white, then press into the breadcrumb mixture, coating both sides.

Heat the oil in a frying pan over a high heat. Cook the chicken pieces for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until light golden brown on the outside and cooked through. Serve with the sweet potato wedges and the home-made coleslaw.


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Gender equality in the workplace still 200 years away

It will take centuries to achieve gender parity in workplaces around the globe, according to a December report from the World Economic Forum.

The WEF study said there had been some improvements in wage equality in 2018 compared to 2017, when the global gender gap widened for the first time in a decade.

But it warned that these were offset by declining representation of women in politics, coupled with greater inequality in their access to health and education.

At current rates, the global gender gap across a range of areas will not close for another 108 years, while it is expected to take 202 years to close the workplace gap, WEF found.

The Geneva-based organisation's annual report tracked disparities between the sexes in 149 countries across four areas: education, health, economic opportunity and political empowerment.

After years of advances in education, health and political representation, women registered setbacks in all three areas this year, WEF said.

Only in the area of economic opportunity did the gender gap narrow somewhat, although there is not much to celebrate, with the global wage gap narrowing to nearly 51 per cent.

And the number of women in leadership roles has risen to 34 per cent globally, WEF said.

At the same time, the report showed there are now proportionately fewer women than men participating in the workforce, suggesting that automation is having a disproportionate impact on jobs traditionally performed by women.

And women are significantly under-represented in growing areas of employment that require science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills, WEF said.

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