I love fried chicken, just not all the calories and fat that goes along with it. The Healthy Baked Fried Chicken gives me the best of both worlds. What makes this recipe even better is its super fast and extraordinarily easy. Then there’s the taste. Did I say how yummy this healthy baked fried chicken is?
Jeri/What Do I Know? this one is for you…
Healthy Baked Fried Chicken
- 4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 Cups corn flakes crushed (will become 1 cup)
- 3 Tablespoons melted salted butter
- 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 Teaspoon salt
- 1/4 Freshly ground pepper
- Dash of cayenne (to taste)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the crushed cornflake crumbs, butter, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Place each chicken breast into the mixture to coat. Place the coated chicken breast on a baking sheet leaving space between each breast. Repeat until all the chicken breasts have been coated. Sprinkle any remaining cornflake mixture on top of the coated chicken breasts on the baking sheet. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. (Time may vary depending on the size of the chicken breasts.)
Notes: We used the full 45 minutes to cook this healthy baked fried chicken because our chicken breasts were nice and plump. The cayenne adds a bit of depth to this dish. The amount of cayenne is entirely up to you and how spicy you wish your chicken breasts to be.
As luck would have it, we were able to use the Oakville Grocery’s Early Harvest Olive Oil I received in the Mondavi package I mentioned in my previous post to make a homemade balsamic vinaigrette for the salad we were having with our meal. It was awesome.
The Oakville Grocery, founded in 1861, is the oldest continually operated grocery store in California and a favorite haunt of Robert Mondavi. As it was then and is still today, Oakville Grocery is a destination for locals and visitors alike offering the very best products available from local farmers and purveyors in Napa and Sonoma.
My friend and I had a great time making this healthy baked fried chicken. We believe this is a perfect recipe for the non-cook, or anyone that’s too busy to take the time to make a traditional fried chicken.
This healthy baked fried chicken is a great dish to make for any size group. Kids of all sizes love it because of it’s fried chicken crunch. It just doesn’t need the hot oil and the extra steps that fried chicken usually requires. Enjoy.
Time to eat…