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10 August, 2016

Baked “fried” chicken

Posted in : Chicken, Pre-prep on by : Nicole

I had my bag of left over rice chips and knew i wanted to make a “baked” fried chicken, and could have sworn i had one saved…  Alas i did not, so much searching took place, and i ended up with this one as a base.

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I forgot to start ahead of time, so i had to wing it a smidge, but it all turned out ok!

I decided to make it wheat free since i had started with gluten free crackers, so i changed it up to use coconut oil spray and almond flour. It definitely needed some ranch and give it some umph, so i think brine-ing is a definite must next time! 

Baked "fried" chicken
Serves 2
A great way to have breaded chicken and use up your let over crumbs!
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
  2. 1/2 cup almond flour
  3. 2 cups cracker/chip crumbs
  4. 1 teaspoon cayenne
  5. 1/4-1/2 cup egg whites
Brine
  1. 1 teaspoon paprika
  2. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  3. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  4. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  5. 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
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Instructions
  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray a wire rack with coconut oil spray and place it in a roasting pan or on a baking sheet.
  3. Place the flour on a plate.
  4. Place crumbs on a plate
  5. Combine egg whites and cayenne powder in a sided bowl
  6. Dredge each breast with the flour until fully coated, shaking off any excess.
  7. Then coat the chicken in the egg white mixture, followed by a dredging in the chip mixture.
  8. Arrange the chicken pieces on the prepared wire rack. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F and bake until cooked through and crispy, 15 to 20 minutes.
  9. Optional - turn on the broiler for the last few minutes
To make the chip/cracker crumbs
  1. put them in a blender or i use my ninja to make a nice bread crumb consistency.
Egg white mixture
  1. Add whatever you like to add flavor to the underlayer
Brine
  1. If time allows, use a couple cups on water and the spices listed and let the chicken sit for a couple hours or a couple days
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Adapted from Well Plated
Adapted from Well Plated
Lazy Bear Foods http://lazybearfoods.com/
 Pre-prep

  1. Pound the chicken thin and make the brine, i love to keep my chicken in it’s brine for as long as i can!
  2. Make the bread crumbs and store them in a sealed container/bag

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Day of

  1. Follow the recipe with most of your prep work done!

I think this would be fabulous with moc mashed potatoes and some green beans.

Alas the hubby isn’t a fan of either – so we did some beer bread with honey butter and some corn and bacon soup. We are so not a standard family!

Pro Tip:

I use this set of breading pans to do my breading process. They connect for easy work or can be separate if you only need a couple! I love them and they can be tossed in the dishwasher!

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