Healthy fried chicken? It does exist! A guilty pleasure for many, it's hard to resist that crispy, mouthwatering taste when it comes to fried chicken. In honor of National Fried Chicken Day (and to make you feel a little less guilty), here are seven healthy "fried" chicken recipes to try!
Oven-Baked Crispy Chicken: This recipe will give you the full satisfaction of fried chicken with no extra butter or oil coating. Using paprika to give an extra kick of flavoring and crispy cornflakes as a healthier alternative to fried chicken, you can not go wrong with this recipe for the family! Click here to try it out.
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Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Tenders: You won't even realize these chicken tenders are less than 300 calories per serving after you take a bite of the yummy Parmesan-flecked goodness. Dipped in marinara sauce, this recipe will leave your family wanting more than one helping! Click here for the recipe and instructions.
Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers: A healthier alternative for batter-dipped, deep-fried chicken coats the chicken with almond- and whole-wheat flour crust, a much healthier alternative to over-frying them. This recipe is 174 calories per serving, and contains half the fat of regular fried chicken tenders. Click here for the recipe and instructions.
Paleo Citrus-Glazed Chicken Tenders: There's nothing like adding a zesty lemon taste to fried chicken to really send those taste buds tingling. Here's a recipe that is Paleo-friendly and uses a mouthwatering glaze to set these chicken tenders apart from any other recipe.
Crispy Oven-Fried Drumsticks: For all of those drumstick lovers out there, check out this recipe! With a satisfying crunchy texture, you and your family are in for a tasty treat with less than 330 calories per serving.
Copycat KFC "Fried" Chicken: If you are a lover of fried chicken then you most likely have heard of or have tried KFC's famous fried chicken. The combination of spices in KFC's recipe is what makes it so hard to stay away! If you're looking for a healthier version of KFC's specialty, check out this recipe by clicking here!
Sriracha-Soy Fried Chicken in Lettuce Leaves: Using Melba toast crumbs to add a crunchy taste, this Sriracha-soy fried chicken recipe is less than 300 calories per serving! Click here for the recipe and instructions.
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