Thursday, June 19, 2014

Oven-fried Chicken

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Hi everyone, today's recipe is a really easy recipe to make a delicious and very crispy oven-fried chicken. This chicken is so juicy in the inside and crunchy and crisp on the outside, and so full of flavor,  so if you are craving fried chicken, but you don't want all the extra fat and calories that come with the fried version, you should give this chicken a try!

Makes 6-8 pieces
Ingredients:
  • 6-8 Skinless chicken pieces (bone in or boneless, whatever you decide! It's very important to use skinless chicken!!)
  • 5 cups Corn Flakes
  • 2/3 cup of All Purpose Flour
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon of Salt (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon of crushed Black Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion powder
  • Cooking Spray or 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil  (optional)

Preheat the oven to 425ºF.
Grease your baking sheet with cooking spray or with a bit of olive oil, this will prevent the chicken from sticking to it. Set it aside until you are ready to use it..

Rinse the chicken pieces with cold water, and pat them dry with paper towels. (Dry the chicken really well!)

Season the eggs with salt and black pepper to taste, beat them until well beaten and set this aside for a minute.

Season the all purpose flour with salt and black pepper to taste, stir well and set aside for a minute.

Crush the cornflakes, I used a potato masher to crush them, but if you prefer you can place them in a plastic bag, and crush them with a rolling pin. Do NOT over crush them, you don't want them to become flour, you want to be able to tell they are cornflakes, so do not over crush them.

Now season the crushed cornflakes with salt and pepper to taste, I added one tablespoon of each, also season them with the fresh thyme, the garlic powder, the dehydrated onion and the crushed red pepper, stir well until well combined.

Coat the chicken pieces with the flour mixture,  then dip them in the egg mixture, (before you dip them in the egg mixture, make sure to shake the chicken pieces a little bit, to remove the excess flour).

After you dip the chicken in the egg mixture, make sure the chicken pieces are really wet with the egg mixture, then give them a shake to remove the excess egg, and then transfer them to the crushed cornflakes.  Cover the chicken pieces really well with the cornflakes mixture, press the cornflakes down onto the chicken to make sure the cornflakes stay on the chicken, then place the chicken pieces in a baking sheet (your baking sheet should be greased with a little bit of oil, to prevent the chicken from sticking to it).  Repeat these steps until you have  all the chicken pieces well covered with the crushed cornflakes.

Spray the chicken pieces with cooking spray (this is optional, it's not really necessary, the cooking spray will give the chicken a more golden-brown color, but its not necessary!

Bake the chicken pieces in a preheated oven to 425ºF for about 30-40 minutes or until well cooked.

The Boneless chicken pieces will cook in about 25-30 minutes.
And the Bone-in chicken pieces will cook in about 30-40 minutes.

The internal temperature of the chicken pieces should be of 165ºF.

Once the chicken is done, you are ready to enjoy it!

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