I just got back from visiting my family in south Georgia. Every time I'm there I'm reminded of a simpler way of cooking. Simple ingredients, no measuring, and full fat foods. Since I've been home, I've been craving some southern fried chicken. Well, I don't fry foods and I'm trying to eliminate calories wherever I can so I started looking for a recipe that would come close without all the fat. I found this recipe online and it turned out so, so good! While it doesn't compare to my grandma's skin-on, deep fried chicken, it is a really good alternative. It turned out very moist on the inside and crispy on the outside. My modifications are in italics.
Oven Fried Chicken
- 1 (2 to 3 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces (I used 2 boneless, skinless
- chicken breasts)
- 1 cup dried bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika (I didn't have any so I used 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes)
- 1 cup mayonnaise (I used 1/4 cup light mayo and 1/2 cup milk, whisked together)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- In a medium bowl or gallon size resealable plastic bag, mix together the bread crumbs, garlic powder, salt, pepper, thyme and paprika.
- Coat the chicken pieces with mayonnaise (mayo/milk mixture). Place chicken pieces in bowl/bag with bread crumb mixture and coat/shake until well coated. Place chicken pieces in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish and bake for 45 minutes or until juices run clear.
Original Source: Allrecipes