Unfried Chicken

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Joan Lunden

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Unfried chicken large

In a million years, I never thought there would be a way to cook fried chicken that wasn't fattening. So when I first heard about this oven "frying" method, I was sure someone was pulling my leg . . . or should that be "drumstick"? Anyway, having tried it, I can say it's definitely worth crowing about.

Serves 4

1/4 cup white or whole wheat flour
1/4 cup crushed cornflakes or cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning or oregano 
Salt and pepper to taste
3 1/2 pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces* (reserving the chicken wings for another use such as Chicken Broth) and the skin discarded
2 egg whites, beaten lightly

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a shallow bowl, toss together the flour, cornflakes, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste. Dip the chicken pieces in the egg whites, and then coat them all over with the flour mixture. Arrange the chicken in one layer on a rack in a shallow roasting pan, and bake it in the oven for 1 hour.

Note: Other spices could be added to the flour mixture, such as 1/2 teaspoon thyme, rosemary, or paprika, or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne.

*2 thigh pieces, 2 leg pieces, 2 breast pieces cut into 2 pieces.

Nutritional Analysis per serving: 331 calories; 28% calories from fat; 10 grams of fat; 172 milligrams of sodium

Source: Joan Lunden’s Healthy Cooking by Joan Lunden and Laura Morton - See more at: http://joanlunden.com/joans_recipes_unfried_chicken.html#sthash.1q6rWBUE.dpuf

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About The Author
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Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all. As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden brought insight to top issues for millions of Americans each day. The longest running host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 4 presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves.

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