Is this recipe healthier than real fried chicken? Yes. Was it delicious? Yes. Was it better than the real thing? I will leave that up to you to judge. I do know that it was far less time consuming and didn't require me to stand over bubbling Crisco for an hour. I doubt it is as good as my real fried chicken, but I'll take this for a quick meal any night.
I give you faux fried fowl aka oven-fried chicken. It was delicious! I sort of improvised and used the spices I had in my kitchen but I am certain you can go on Pinterest and find a great assortment if you're not into mine. I got my inspiration from some cornflake chicken recipe and went from there. Remember, we like a lot of seasoning in our home!
1 beaten egg
3 tbsp. milk
1 sleeve of crushed saltines
1/2 tsp thyme
1.5 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tbs butter
1 lb of chicken breasts
Mix together dry ingredients and in a gallon Ziploc bag. Combine milk and beaten egg - dip chicken breasts into mixture and then place into gallon Ziploc bag. Shake it up.
Place chicken on foil lined pan. Drizzle melted butter on top of chicken.
Bake at 375 for about 55 minutes or until the middle is 170 degrees F. Don't screw around with chicken, make sure it's completely cooked to the right temp or you could get food poisoning on your way to your honeymoon. No lie.
Serve with starch and veggies/fruits. Super juicy, super delcious and even had some crunch to it.
What's cookin' in your kitchen this week?
Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~