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Note from Maria: I am a Registered Dietitian with a Master of Public Health Degree in Nutrition from UNC at Chapel Hill. I have a passion for helping people with nutrition & wellness, especially moms. Women & moms provide care for everyone else often at the expense of considering their own needs. I hope to provide good resources to you to help you make nutrition and wellness a priority.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fried chicken

As you know deep fried foods are not a great choice to eat on a regular basis. If you love fried chicken, try making oven fried chicken instead. It is a delicious healthier alternative! Here is my recipe:

8- 10 pieces of boneless skinless chicken thighs or 4-5 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in half to make 8-10 pieces
1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4+ tsp cayenne pepper
pinch of salt (optional)
1 egg
1/2 cup skim milk
1 Tbsp canola or grape seed oil
non stick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 450 F. Mix together all dry ingredients and pour onto a plate (I like to use a pie pan). In a separate pie pan (or other container you can use to dip the chicken), mix the milk and the egg. Coat a large baking pan with the oil. Dip each piece of chicken in the egg/milk mix and then into the breading and place onto baking pan. When all chicken is coated, spray the top with the nonstick cooking spray. Bake in preheated oven for 20-30 mins or when pieces are browned and juices are clear when cut. Best served right after baking.


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