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Monday, July 2, 2012

Oven Fried Chicken

We are trying to behave and eat healthier:) 
 So I am always looking for ways to enjoy some of our favorite meals but in a healthier version. 
  My Fellow was craving Fried Chicken so before he could drag  (just mention an invite)  me to a super duper  Fried Chicken Establishment, I decided to try to oven fry a couple of chicken breasts.  
 And this is what I came up with, which if I say so myself,  I do believe it worked:)  
So maybe my thighs (not the chickens but mine) are safe for another day. 

Oven Fried Chicken

  • 2 skinless, boneless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 Cup nonfat buttermilk, use more if needed to just cover chicken breasts)
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, optional (may use more if needed)
  • 1/2 Cup flour or whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Olive oil cooking spray
1. Pour buttermilk into a medium size bowl and add hot sauce. Place chicken breasts in bowl and add more milk if needed to completely submerge the chicken. Cover and place in fridge for at least 1 hour but not more than 8 hours
2. Mix flour, paprika, poultry season, baking powder and salt and pepper in large ziplock type plastic bag
3. Heat oven to 420 degrees F.
4. Line a baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack on the baking sheet and spray with the cooking spray
5. Remove the chicken from the milk, shaking off excess. Place chicken in the flour mixture and seal the plastic bag. Shake until the chicken is well coated.
6. Carefully remove chicken from plastic baggie and place on wire rack. Spray the chicken breasts with the cooking spray. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes until golden brown and no longer pink until center reaches 160 degrees F
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  1. Yummy! I need to try me some! :)

  2. This looks so good. Thanks for the idea
    I found you via Couponing & Cooking. I have linked in a post about retro prawn cocktails

    Have a great week.

  3. We are trying to eat healthier too so this has gone into my folder to try out! I am so happy to hear the news of your mom! I share your frustrations with nursing home staff! She and you will be in my prayers. Thank you so much for sharing at the party this week! I always enjoy seeing you :-)

  4. Oven fried chicken seems better to me than regular fried chicken. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    I hope your Mom continues to get better. Keeping her and your family in my prayers.


  5. Found your link via Sugar and Dots. I am going to have to pin this recipe! :)

  6. This looks yummy (& healthier!)! Would love for you to link up at my 'Pin It Thursday' Party

  7. That looks like a success! I love the green tabasco, too. I hope your mom is doing well. Thanks for linking up!

  8. Great that you linked in, thanks.

  9. Yum, that looks great! And glad to hear your mom is doing okay :-) Thanks so much for linking up to The Fun In Functional!

  10. This looks really good. Thank you for sharing. Love to make this soon.

  11. I've never tried oven fried chicken before, the chicken looks so yummy.

    Mrs. Delightful

  12. This sounds wonderful. I am not a cook so wonder what the milk bath is for? I usually just soak chicken breasts in salt water and then rinse them before cooking. Would this work or does the milk flavoring somehow permeate into the chicken? Seriously stupid question I am sure but really really really. I seldom cook like this but I am willing to try. :D Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful.

  13. This is one of my kids' favorite things!

    Thanks for sharing this week at One Creative Weekend!

  14. Hi Evelyn,
    This is a fabulous Oven Fried Chicken, it would have great flavor. I will be trying your recipe. Hope you are having a great holiday week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. This looks and sounds so good, Evelyn. I can't say that I've tried the green Tabasco sauce ... I like the regular ol' original. So glad to hear your mom is making progress. :) Have a great weekend! <3

  16. I can always use new oven versions of fried chicken. Thanks so much for linking up at Mealtime Monday! Can’t wait to see what you like up tomorrow night!


  17. This looks so delicious and since I am not great with a fryer, this looks just me speed!! Thanks for sharing this at the {what's shakin' link party}!!

  18. Like the idea of leaving the chicken in the buttermilk for a while -- sounds wonderful! Caring for a parent is challenging -- blessings to you both! Thanks for linking on Busy Monday.

  19. That looks yummy and so much cleaner than cooking fried chicken! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

  20. I love that this is baked and it looks delicious!

  21. Thanks for this recipe. I love baking instead of frying. More because of my fear of flying hot oil than health reasons, but it still counts right?

    Thanks for linking up at What's Cluckin this week!

  22. This looks fantastic! I've never tried this recipe for baked fried chicken. Pinning to try tomorrow! :)

  23. I LOVE fried chicken! LOVE that it's oven fried!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality :)

  24. This looks so good. I am going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing at Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow!

  25. Hmmm. We just returned from vacation. I could use some thigh saving right about now!

    Thanks for linking this week. Reading about your mom taking off with her walker made me smile. I'm glad she is recovering quickly.

  26. This sounds really good! I learned to make fried chicken like my southern grandma. I hardly ever make it, because it's so unhealthy. I'll have to try it this way.

    Your family will be in my prayers. It's not easy to watch a parent suffer from Alzheimer's.

  27. Hi - Recipe sounds great. I read your Alzheimer's story and have been there. I wanted to tell you about what happened to my mom but I can't email you via the email on this blog. If you want to email me directly I lost my mom about 12 years ago. The journey was bizarre and heartbreaking and yes, it was heartbreaking over and over and over again. I used to be a mental health pro and never did I experience anything like it. If I can support you, let you vent, or just share what happened to us, please email me. God's most holy blessings on your and your fellow and your mom

    1. Thank you so very much for your support and blessings. I feel for anyone that has gone through this. My heartfelt blessing to you and yours

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  30. Yum! I love fried chicken.
    Thanks so much for linking up to the Pinworthy Projects party!

  31. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe on Southern Sundays. Hope to see you again soon!

  32. This looks so yummy!! Thanks for linking up!! xoxo

  33. This does look yummy, we are also looking to eat healthier, and we are chicken lovers. Congrats on being featured. So glad you shared your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best!

  34. I have been out of town, but wanted to hop over and say thanks for sharing this yummy recipe with Share Your Cup. Blessings to you and your sweet mother!

  35. I'm sold your chicken really looks crisp. Thanks for sharing this recipe on foodie friday.


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