I am a Mom and am always trying to cook healthy, yet pleasing meals that my kids will like to eat. My kids LOVE fried chicken! I don't love all of the fat and extra calories involved. So, I have created a recipe that gives them the satisfying texture and crunchiness of fried chicken without all of the unhealthy fats involved.
Preheat over to 375 degrees F.
Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. I like to add more mustard powder, paprika, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper flakes for an extra kick.
For extra juicy chicken, soak it in water or 1/2 water 1/2 milk for at least 4 hours prior to cooking. I soak overnight.
Mix eggs, water and Italian dressing or dressing powder (you can always just add garlic powder, onion flakes, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, oregano, sage, parsley, dried lemon powder, or, if possible, ascorbic acid and create your own)
Dip the chicken in the egg mixture, coat well. Immediately dredge into the flour mixture. Pat breading onto chicken, make sure all wet areas are coated well. Continue until all chicken has been breaded.
Add 1 or 2 tablespoons vegetable oil into baking dish or cookie sheet. Spread evenly. Place chicken pieces 1-2 inches apart. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until juices run clear. Use less time for boneless chicken (about 25-30 minutes).
|Time:||30 Minutes Preparation Time|
45 Minutes Cooking Time
By iamluvie from Nine Mile Falls, WA
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