Healthy Fried Chicken

    (BlackDoctor.org) — The crunchy coating is what seals in the juices, giving this Southern standard its finger-licking flavor. Too bad it also absorbs so much fat.

    But, by stripping the bird of its skin, baking instead of frying, and ditching the batter for panko crumbs, our crispy cheat carves off 240 calories and 22 grams of fat per serving.

    Prep Time: 10 min
    Cook Time: 35 min

    Servings: 4

     

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cup(s) buttermilk
    • 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground red pepper (cayenne)
    • 3/4 teaspoon(s) salt
    • 1  (3-pound) cut-up chicken, skin removed from all pieces except wings
    • 1 1/2 cup(s) panko (Japanese-style) bread crumbs
    • 1 teaspoon(s) grated fresh lemon peel

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