Archive for March, 2011


Great alternative to FRIED CHICKEN.

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Now this little recipe is a good one.It just barely fits into the 30 minute meal category. But I think its worth a try.Prep and cook time for this one is about 45 minutes to a hour .Give or take a few minutes. Great healthy alternative to fried chicken,you can use any part of the chicken
you’d like.For the purpose of this recipe I chose to use boneless,skinless,chicken breast.

Crispy Baked Chicken

Light vegetable oil cooking spray

6 medium size boneless,skinless chicken breast

3 1/2 cups of ice cold water

1 cup of low fat plain yogurt

1 cup of dried bread crumbs

1 cup of flour

1 tablespoon of OLD BAY seasoning

1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon of Creole seasoning

1/4 teaspoon of black pepper

Dash of cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme (optional)

1/2 teaspoon of dried basil

1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano

*Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Spray coat your cooking sheet 3 times with the light cooking oil spray.Fill a large bowl with ice cold water and place the chicken breast in it.Soak chicken for at least 10 minutes. Empty the container of plain low-fat yogurt into a medium size bowl,keep cold.Combine flour,bread-crumbs and all of your seasonings together,in a sealed container.Remove chicken pieces from water one piece at a time,shake well.Dip chicken beast in yogurt,coat chicken on both sides completely.Dredge chicken in bread-crumb and flour mixture making sure each piece is completely covered with the mixture.Spay a coat of cooking oil on both sides of chicken.
Space chicken breasts evenly on a well coated cooking sheet.Place the tray on the bottom shelf of the pre-heated oven.Bake for 15-20 minutes and turn the pieces over.Bake another 15- 20 minutes or until chicken is golden brown.