Food Day Recipe: Honey-Crisp Oven-Fried Chicken

Happy Food Day! In case you have no idea what I’m talking about… Monday, October 24 is Food Day – designed to bring Americans together “to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way.” To celebrate, the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest is offering a free Food Day e-cookbook with recipes from top chefs, including this one for Honey-Crisp Oven-Fried Chicken from Ellie Krieger. YUM!

Adapted from Comfort Food Fix by Ellie Krieger

Makes 6 servings

6 skinless, bone-in chicken thighs (about 2 pounds)
2/ 3 cup low-fat buttermilk
4 cups whole-grain cereal flakes
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Olive oil cooking spray
2 tablespoons honey

1. Place the chicken in a bowl with the buttermilk and toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours.
2. Place the cereal flakes in a food processor and process until crumbs form (you should have about 1 cup of crumbs).
3. Transfer to a shallow dish and mix in the paprika, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
4. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
5. Remove chicken from buttermilk, shaking off excess buttermilk from the chicken. Discard the remaining buttermilk.
6. Brush each piece of chicken with honey, then dip in the cereal crumbs, press hard so the crumbs adhere to the chicken. Place the coated chicken on the prepared baking sheet.
7. Lightly spray the top of each chicken thigh with cooking spray.
8. Bake until the chicken is crisped and cooked through, 45 to 50 minutes.

Per Serving: Calories 330; Total Fat 7 g; Sat Fat 2 g; Protein 34 g; Carbs 34 g; Fiber 4 g; Cholesterol 125 mg; Sodium 410 mg.

Find out more about Food Day here.


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