Dave’s Unfried Chicken Recipe
Besides tasting incredible to adults and kids, there are several legitimately valid reasons to try out my fabulous Unfried Chicken recipe. Me being a health and fitness coach, of course they have to do with the health benefits of chicken!
Health Benefits of Chicken
Here are just some of the valid reasons to eat make my Unfried Chicken recipe for your health:
- Chicken is high in niacin, an important component in energy production. (And, who couldn’t use some more energy, right?)
- Poultry is also packed with good quality low-fat protein. (Much healthier than a big ol’ juicy steak.)
- The Vitamin B6 levels in chicken help reduce heart disease and stroke. (This is reason enough to eat it.)
- When you eat a serving a chicken, you’ll be getting about a quarter of your day’s phosphorous, which is good for your bones. (Phosphorous + Calcium = A Great Pairing)
- You’re likely to feel a bit more relaxed after eating chicken, courtesy of a healthy dose of pantothenic acid. (I do believe I feel a nap coming on.)
- Add some avocado into the mix and you have an über healthy does of potassium, which does wonders to lower your blood pressure. (Avocado goes well with just about everything…even chocolate Shakeology.)
- Ladies and gentlemen…chicken helps PMS. (Nuff said.)
Plus, fried chicken is American through and through, so it’s just downright patriotic to eat some. Thankfully, it’s possible to be patriotic and healthy!
Let’s Make My Unfried Chicken Recipe!
My Unfried Chicken recipe consists of the classic ingredients everyone uses to make fried chicken—with a few tricks to make it a lot healthier.
You will need:
- Some chicken meat
- Whole wheat bread crumbs
- Spices (I use garlic salt, adobo seasoning, and lemon pepper)
First, you’ll coat a glass baking dish. I prefer to use coconut oil spray because I love how it tastes, it is super healthy for you, and it has a high smoke point (meaning it tolerates more heat than olive oil). You’ll also start preheating your oven now to about 375 F.
Next, you’re going to prepare the bread crumbs. I like to add some of my favorite spices to the crumbs, like garlic salt, adobo seasoning, and lemon pepper. These add so much flavor. If you, or anyone eating the chicken, doesn’t like these particular spices, just use the ones you know they will like. Feel free to experiment! Once you’ve got your concoction all mixed up, put it in a shallow dish and keep it handy on the counter.
Now, beat a couple of eggs and form an assembly line—chicken, egg, crumbs, then baking dish. You’re going to dip the chicken in the eggs, making sure it’s all covered, then cover each piece of chicken in bread crumbs and put it in the baking dish.
Once you’re done, you’ll bake the chicken for about 15-20 minutes, keeping your eye on it so it doesn’t burn. Towards the end, you can turn on the broiler for only about 2-3 minutes to get it extra crispy.
That’s it! As I said, this is one simple Unfried Chicken Recipe. And, it’s as healthy as it is tasty. So much better for you than regular fried chicken!
Here’s a video tutorial with m whipping up my healthy Unfried Chicken Recipe: