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There is nothing ho-hum about this Skinny Oven Fried Chicken! The chicken has the same crispy, golden texture as the fried version. Plus, no greasy mess to clean up.
When I am trying to control my calorie intake a big turn off is boring food. For me, it’s very important that the food looks appealing and mouth watering. Well … this oven-fried chicken fit the bill! They look amazing, perfect to trick my brain, but let me tell you they taste better than they look. Looking at these photos you’ll swear this oven-fried chicken, lower in calories and fat but still crunchy and delicious, was made in the frying pan. Nope! They’re completely baked from start to finish. There’s absolutely no searing or frying here.
The chicken has the same crispy, golden texture as the real deal.
This recipe is really easy to make. The chicken is soaked in buttermilk, which keeps it moist and juicy, and then roll into a crunchy and tasty coating. Even though, they are made with chicken breast, they are incredibly juicy and tender.
These Oven Fried Chicken are made in no time, and best part is that there won’t be a greasy mess to clean after and no fried smells that linger for days. The cooking time will depend on the thickness and size of your chicken pieces. So make sure to check that the chicken is cooked through before you serve. The best way is to use a meat thermometer (170°F for breasts; 180°F for thighs and legs).
- 1/2 cup corn flake crumbs
- 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1 lb chicken breast boneless and skinless
- 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
Preheat oven to 450º F.
Combine ingredients for breading (corn flake crumbs through cayenne pepper) in a shallow pan or medium bowl.
Rinse chicken breasts in cold running water. Dip the chicken into buttermilk, and then dip into the breading mixture. Press down firmly so the breading sticks to the chicken.
Place the chicken on a lightly oiled pan; spray the top of the chicken well with cooking spray.
Bake the chicken until done, about 30 minutes.