10 August, 2016
Baked “fried” chicken
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.
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!
- 1 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 2 cups cracker/chip crumbs
- 1 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/4-1/2 cup egg whites
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- Position a rack in the center of the oven.
- 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.
- Place the flour on a plate.
- Place crumbs on a plate
- Combine egg whites and cayenne powder in a sided bowl
- Dredge each breast with the flour until fully coated, shaking off any excess.
- Then coat the chicken in the egg white mixture, followed by a dredging in the chip mixture.
- 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.
- Optional - turn on the broiler for the last few minutes
- put them in a blender or i use my ninja to make a nice bread crumb consistency.
- Add whatever you like to add flavor to the underlayer
- 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
- Pound the chicken thin and make the brine, i love to keep my chicken in it’s brine for as long as i can!
- Make the bread crumbs and store them in a sealed container/bag
- 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!
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!