Anyone that reads my posts will know just how long I have been on this diet kick. I recently posted a weight watchers cobbler recipe that is easy and delicious. I have been testing out some new healthy recipes in the past week. I am sick of the same drab, plain chicken breast and veggies.
Today I made a healthy version of fried chicken. Now being from NC, we love some fried food. Hence the weight gain problem 🙂
It’s a super simple recipe and quick to throw together. I got this recipe from MyRecipes.
Cajun Oven Fried Chicken
Here is what you will need
Combine first 3 ingredients in a shallow dish. Place panko in a shallow dish. Dip chicken, one piece at a time, into buttermilk mixture; dredge in panko.
Place chicken on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Lightly coat chicken with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 40 minutes or until done, turning after 20 minutes.
I actually cooked mine slightly longer. My oven cooks a little slower than average and my family likes the chicken to be very crispy. I also didn’t make chicken breast. I doubled the chicken thighs.
This dish was so crispy with the panko breadcrumbs. I didn’t miss the fact that they weren’t fried at all. My picky kids loved them and my husband never guessed that this was a healthier dish than regular fried chicken. He assumed it was just a different recipe that I was trying for fried chicken.
This recipe is definitely going on my “make regularly” recipe box. (The recipe box that has now become a OneNote file on my phone)