Fried chicken; It's crunchy, juicy, and "finger lickin' good!" But let's not forget the main ingredient: GREASE! (YUCK!) Isn't it sad when something so good is so very bad for you? Well, I found just the thing to make it not so bad! My friend Schuyler Levin from Entertaining With Sky recently posted a recipe for Fried Baked Chicken. The healthy part: Corn Flakes instead of bread crumbs. Check out the recipe below but please note my blunders! (Don't make the same mistakes as me.) ;)
- Chicken cutlets
- 1 Egg whisked with a little bit of skim milk
- Kellogg's Corn Flakes
- Dash of paprika, salt and pepper
1) Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
2) Crush corn flakes to the best of your ability. If you have a food processor, you may want to consider throwing them in to speed up the process. (I did not crush my bread crumbs enough, so when you see my picture below you'll notice full size flakes. For a better idea of how this should turn out, look at Schuyler's Pictures.)
3) Dip chicken in egg/milk mixture then dip them into the corn flakes (you could also try dipping them in flour before the corn flakes.)
4) Sprinkle with paprika, salt and pepper and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
I'll admit that it does look a little silly (and a lot like cereal on a plate), but the corn flakes add a great crispy flavor to the chicken that you wouldn't usually get when making your own baked chicken. And, it tasted amazing with the baked asparagus!
1) Rinse and pop off ends
2) Spray any baking dish with Pam Cooking Spray, lay the asparagus in pan then spray over them again with Pam
3) Sprinkle with Sea Salt and bake for 18 to 20 minutes. (I threw them in with the chicken.)
The asparagus complimented the chicken very well and was a perfect addition to this healthy meal.
Delicious and healthy: You can't go wrong! Enjoy!