When I was younger, I used to love Kentucky Fried Chicken. The crispy skin, tender meat, and greasy fingers was something I enjoyed on occasion…too many occasions if you ask me. Now? I haven’t had that stuff in over eight years. Just the sight of it makes me want to gag.
However, I must admit that I still like the flavor of fried chicken…just without the whole grease thing to go along with it. So instead of frying my chicken in a vat of oil, I bake it!
This chicken is amazeballs! Seriously. My whole family devours this chicken. And you know what? It tastes pretty darn close to the real Kentucky chicken. It’s got a crispy coating with a mixture of herbs and spices for a fantastic flavor.
Some other ingredients that make this chicken healthier:
- whole wheat bread crumbs
- using egg whites instead of the whole egg
- whole wheat flour
This recipe involves a little bit of work, but trust me, it’s totally worth it.
I like to serve this chicken with a big side salad, some oven baked fries for the kids, and a side of low-sodium ketchup. Each time I tell my husband that I’m making this for dinner, he gets a big grin on his face and looks forward to it all day long.
So if you’re in the mood for a “fried” chicken taste without all the fat and grease, I suggest you make this Kentucky “Fraud” Chicken!