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Healthy Recipe: "Oven Fried" Chicken
Tastes fried but doesn't have the fat of fried chicken. Good as
cold leftovers too.
6 chicken pieces
Skim or low-fat milk for soaking the chicken
½ cup plain dry bread crumbs or cereal crumbs
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes, crumbled
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
Vegetable oil spray for the chicken, if desired
- Place the chicken pieces in a shallow bowl of pan, and cover
them with the milk. Let the chicken soak for 15 minutes or longer
(refrigerate, if necessary, to keep the ingredients cold).
- In a shallow bowl or pie plate, combine the bread crumbs or
cereal crumbs, cheese, parsley flakes and pepper.
- One by one, dip the soaked chicken pieces in the breading moisture,
coating the chicken on all sides. Set the coated chicken pieces
on a greased baking sheet, preferably one with a nonstick surface.
Lightly spray the chicken pieces with vegetable oil spray, if
- Bake the chicken in a preheated 357-degree oven for about 45
J Brody. Jane Brody's Good Food Book.
Bantam Books, 1985.