Monday, March 26, 2012

F.C.... Fried Chicken!

Okay... so I have a recipe for you today, but not meatless.  Just recently the husband and I made this fried chicken.  I did not tell my husband until after we ate it all and he raved about how good it was that it was a weight watchers recipe.  Yes, he loved it and it was a weight watchers recipe.  This oven fried chicken is truly amazing.  It is crunchy, has tons of flavor and was really moist.  We just cooked this and I am already craving it again! A big thanks to Everyday Maven for sharing this delicious recipe!  I found it on Pinterest, of course!

  • 1 whole organic chicken, cut up into 8 pieces, skin removed  (I just bought a big package of chicken thighs on sale rather than dealing with a whole chicken.)
  • 1 5-ounce box Classic Melba Toast, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • non stick cooking spray or oil mister
  1. Start by lining a baking sheet with tin foil and place cooking rack on top. Lightly spray cooking rack with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Now, lets crush the Melba Toast. If you are a patient person and want the best possible results, place the Melba Toast in a large ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to crush it. If you are crunched for time or slightly impatient like me, throw it in the food processor. Help the process a bit by crushing it in the package before tossing into the food processor bowl. You do NOT want the Melba Toast to be completely pulverized. Leave some little pebbles and texture for maximum crispy crunch! 
  3. Add in salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika, garlic powder and oregano. Pulse a couple more times. 
  4. Combine Dijon and light mayo in a shallow dish. 
  5. Get an assembly line ready: chicken, a shallow dish or plate with mayo mixture, Melba crumbs and lined baking sheet. 
  6. Coat one piece of chicken at a time with mayo mixture (just enough to lightly coat) and press into Melba toast crumbs, making sure the chicken is evenly coated. Repeat until all chicken is coated. 
  7. Use an oil mister or non stick cooking spray to lightly spray each piece of chicken.
  8. Preheat oven to 400F. Place oven rack in upper middle position. Cook for 60 minutes, rotating the baking sheet one time at 30 minutes. Remove and allow to cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve and Enjoy! 
You will NOT disappointed with this recipe.  It is so freaking good!  IF you are on weight watchers (we are not), here is the "skinny":

  • Skinless thighs are 3 Points Plus each plus 1 Point Plus for the breading so 4 Points Plus each.
  • Skinless legs are 2 Points Plus each plus 1 Point Plus for the breading so 3 Points Plus each.
  • Skinless breasts 3 Points Plus each for 4 ounces plus 1 Point Plus for the breading so 4 Points Plus each.
Have a I mentioned how good this chicken is?  Yuuummmy!  Until next time...xoxo

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