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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Oven "Fried" Chicken

This recipe came out of the Eat This, Not That book and was fashioned after KFC Extra Crispy Thighs (2 KFC pieces = 48 g fat and 680 cal). This recipe cuts the fat and calories to 7 g fat and 310 calories, and it's REALLY good, too!

1 lb chicken drumsticks and thighs (I also used boneless, skinless chicken.)
2 cups low-fat buttermilk

2 Tbsp Tabasco sauce

1 tsp poultry seasoning (I used Chef Paul Prudhomme's.)

2 cups panko bread crumbs

1/2 tsp garlic salt

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne


Combine buttermilk and hot sauce and pour over chicken pieces in a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-12 hours. This tenderizes and adds flavor to the meat. In a large bowl, combine panko and seasonings. Pull each piece of chicken out of the buttermilk, coat well with seasoned crumbs, and place on a non-stick baking sheet. Bake at 450 for around 20 minutes until brown and crispy and cooked all the way through.

Growing up in the South, I understand how important 'real' fried chicken is to the soul. However, with the current state of my beloved South's health, I am trying to change my ways and live a more healthful life. Trust me when I say that this 'fried' chicken recipe is a WONDERFUL substitute for the real thing. Add a little mashed taters and corn and the cob, and you'll be good to go!

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2 comments:

  1. Sounds yummy! I want to try it!

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  2. It was SO good, Jeanne! My 15 year old ate it UP! I'm glad I fixed too much because now I have left-overs for lunch tomorrow! Yippee! =)

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