Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tastes like KFC!

I'm always on the look out for healthy dinners to cook, this week when I discovered Our Life Uncommon's Baked Fried Chicken recipe on Pinterest, I knew I had to try it, as it boasted to taste like KFC, looked simple to make, and best of all it's a healthy alternative to Deep Fried Chicken! The Chicken, along with some roasted veggies and Notatoe Croquettes {that ended up more like mash Notatoes} were prepared and consumed as part of last nights dinner. The Chicken got a big thumbs up and trumped our usual crumbed chicken recipe {which I never thought would happen}. WIN! Our dinner guests like it so much, they even went home with the recipe. And my husband took the recipe into work this morning to share around.

{Baked Fried Chicken}
 adapted from Our Life Uncommon's Baked Fried Chicken

{    } = Additions I've made when cooking it a second time 

1. Place thawed Chicken {Thigh Fillets halved} in a bowl of milk. 
Let soak for 20-30 min.

2. In a large bowl mix:
1/2 tsp. Salt, 1 T Season All, 3/4 tsp Pepper, 1 c. Flour {W/meal}, 2 tsp. Paprika.
{Add 1T Oregano - It's even better! }

3. Preheat oven to 200.c  Add 1T Olive Oil and 1tsp butter on a cooking tray.
Place tray in pre-heated oven to melt butter
{Omit Butter and replace with 1T Oil - Doesn't effect the taste}

4. Spread melted butter/oil around the tray, make sure that there are no dry spots.

5. Shake excess milk off of chicken and completely coat each piece with the seasoning mix. 
Place each piece of chicken on to the tray.

6. Cook for 40 min or until cooked through.
{Turn Chicken at 20 min mark - for crisper coating}



We also had: 

 Moon Pies adapted from  Epicurious' Mini Chocolate Cakewiches .


  1. Thanks for the recipe! Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. yummy!!! this is going on my list this week!!!!

  3. Thanks so much! Christine sent us here and this recipe sounds fabulous. I can't wait to try it.

  4. Tracey, can you tell me what you mean by flour with meal? Is this corn meal? I'd like to try making it tomorrow. I hate to impose on you, but could you drop by my blog to tell me? I have this horrible memory. I've never made a fried chicken type recipe with out frying it in oil first before baking it. I'm just a little nervous because I am NOT a good cook.

  5. Hi Kay, I dropped by your blog and left you a comment on your most recent post RE: Chicken. It's wholemeal plain flour, you could just use white plain flour or even a gluten free flour.

  6. Hi Tracey,
    Would it be alright for me to post your recipe the day after tomorrow? I will put a link to your blog.

    1. Sure is Kay, I'd love to read your post. Does this mean you liked the recipe?