Who does not love fried chicken?! Only a very few people! Fried chicken is a favourite feel good food of almost everyone, young or old. Most people who used to love eating fried chicken avoid it because of the fact that fried chicken is really not that healthy.
Let me be more honest, fried chicken is actually not healthy. But its just too tasty which is why many
indulge in the guilty pleasure of eating fried chicken. Wouldn’t it be nice if fried chicken is tasty and at the same time healthy for our body? Many would say that this is wishful thinking and the truth is many have done this wishful thinking a long long time ago. But the great news is there is actually a healthier way to make fried chicken. I stumbled upon this recipe from Mr.food.com.
Although the chicken would not be fried but rather baked the juicy and delicious taste of the good old fried chicken is maintained! This is a faux fried chicken that actually tastes like the real deal and the great thing is you are not putting your health on the line!
You can be skeptical about this faux fried chicken recipe like many before you including yourstruly but you would be surprised when you get to taste this healthier version of the fried chicken!
Faux Fried Chicken
You Would Need
- Chicken – You can have a whole chicken or have drumsticks, wings or any part of the chicken that you favour the most. Remember to remove the skin!
- All purpose flour – about 2 tablespoonfuls
- Salt – about half a teaspoon
- Black Pepper – about a quarter of teaspoon
- Egg whites – 3 of these
- Cornflake crumbs – about 1 and a half cups
- Ground Sage – about half a teaspoon
- Non-stick cooking spray
Let’s Get Baking
- Step 1. First off, you would need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. While waiting for the oven to get to that temperature, get your rimmed baking sheet and start coating it with your non-stick cooking spray.If you don’t have a non-stick cooking spray you can use your olive oil instead.
- Step 2. Get a dish that is shallow and mix your flour, salt and pepper in it. You would need a medium bowl where you would beat the egg whites. On a larger bowl, start mixing the cornflake crumbs and the ground sage.
- Step 3. Remember this dipping sequence acronym FEC when it is time to coat the chicken. This means you would dip the chicken first in the flour mixture, then in the medium bowl where the egg whites are then lastly on the cornflake crumbs and sage mixture.Make sure that all your chicken pieces are coated completely. Once done place them in your baking sheet and coat the top of your chicken pieces lightly with the nonstick cooking spray. Baking is about 45 to 50 mins or until the juices from the chicken are clear.
Once baked, you can choose to drizzle Argan oil to add that extra nutty flavour! If you love ginger sauce with fried chicken just mince some ginger sprinkle some salt on it and drizzle some Argan oil into it!