Thursday, July 15, 2010

Best ever Baked Fried Chicken..

So I only took 2 pics, and they may not be the best pics.. but let me tell you this is the ONLY way I will bake fried chicken again!! I found some recipes and just kinda mixed them up. I wanted low fat (and other than the skin which we are unable to take off yet haha) its all non-fat ingredients! Everyone loved it, Super Crispy.. and not greasy just tasty! Ignore the gross parts of that tray.. chicken grease dripped away! haha.
 Baked Fried Chicken!
6 chicken leg quarters, or equiv. pieces of chicken
1 c non fat sour cream
1/3 non fat milk (about You want to thin the sour cream just a bit so its not so thick)
about 1 tsp finely chopped garlic (I like garlic.. so added a little more, you can be a bit generous with no worries of over powering)
Salt, Spicy Pepper, Seasoning Salt
Any other seasonings you want to add (versatile!)
Panko Bread Crumbs

Preheat oven to 375. Line a large baking sheet with foil, and top with a cooling rack. Spray Rack with pan spray set aside. Mix all ingredients but bread crumbs in a Medium bowl. Put Bread Crumbs and more seasonings (no garlic!) in another medium bowl and mix. Working with 1 piece of chicken at a time dip into Sour cream mixture, coating lightly on both sides. You don't need it dripping off, just nicely coated, a little goes a long way! Then place in bread crumbs to coat. Place on rack. Once all Chicken is placed on rack, bake in heated oven for about an hour or til juices run clear. Time will depend on size of chicken and such. Just use judgment!!
*now.. I started mine at 350 and after about 45min noticed it didn't seem to be cooking, So I jacked up the oven to 425 and baked it for another 30 min. It came out great, I picked 375 as a nice in between temperature. It's Chicken, so use your judgment and knowledge :)
It's a very simple recipe and very easy to tweak. Add chili powder for heat! or Tabasco to the sour cream! so many variations, and it was soo crispy! we had mashed potatoes and gravy with it and it was mm good!

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