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The Healthiest Way to Make Fried Chicken

If you love the taste of southern fried chicken but you are less enamored with the amount of fat and calories it contains, you might be interested in making oven fried chicken. This delicious recipe means that you get the typical fried chicken flavor without as much fat or as many calories. Give this tasty, healthy chicken recipe a try – you have nothing to lose and a wonderful family favorite to gain!

How to Make Oven Fried Chicken

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place 2 egg whites in one bowl and 2 cups of crushed cornflakes, 2 teaspoons of paprika and 2 teaspoons of mixed herbs in another bowl. Cut 1-¼ lbs of chicken breasts into 4 pieces and dip these into the egg whites then the crumbs. Place the chicken pieces on a greased baking tray and cook for 20 or 25 minutes, turning the chicken halfway through. This recipe serves four people.

Why Make Oven Fried Chicken?

For a start, it tastes almost the same as deep fried chicken. Oven fried chicken recipes are much healthier than fried chicken recipes because you are baking the chicken rather than dipping it into fat.

The above oven fried chicken recipe has 207 calories per piece of chicken; whereas KFC fried, chicken has 380 calories per piece. Skinless, unbreaded fried chicken has only 140 calories per piece so the skin and coating is where most of the calories lurk, although that is also, what gives fried chicken its unique taste!

Eating a healthy diet is mostly down to balancing what you eat. For most people, there is nothing wrong with the occasional fried chicken treat, as long as you eat a wide variety of foods, limit your intake of fried foods, and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables too.
 
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