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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 241.2
  • Total Fat: 8.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 47.8 mg
  • Sodium: 869.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 17.2 g

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Crunchy Spiced Chicken (Un-Chained Recipe Contest)

Submitted by: TRAEVYNN
Crunchy Spiced Chicken (Un-Chained Recipe Contest)

Introduction

Fast food fried chicken is chock-full of cholesterol and fat but I love the crunchy coating so this oven-baked version of KFC's menu is my go-to recipe when I'm needing a fast food fix. Fast food fried chicken is chock-full of cholesterol and fat but I love the crunchy coating so this oven-baked version of KFC's menu is my go-to recipe when I'm needing a fast food fix.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    6 - chicken drumsticks, skin removed
    1.5 cups - Panko bread crumbs (or regular bread crumbs if preferred)
    2 - egg whites
    2 tablespoons fat-free milk
    1 tsp - chili powder
    1 Tbsp - onion powder
    1 Tbsp - garlic granules or powder
    4 tsp - fresh ground black pepper
    1 Tbsp - Italian herb seasoning, dried (thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano, etc)
    1 tsp - salt
    Whole wheat flour for dredging - enough to lightly coat drumsticks (approximately 1.5 cups)

Directions

Makes 6 crunchy drumsticks - Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. (191 degrees C)

Wash drumsticks and remove skin.
In a small bowl, mix herbs and spices together. Lightly dust moist drumsticks with 2 teaspoons of the spice mixture and reserve the remainder.
Mix egg whites and milk together and pour liquid into a small shallow pan that's deep enough for wetting the drumsticks.
Put flour on a deep plate or into a shallow pan for dredging the chicken.
Spread panko bread crumbs onto a sheet of wax paper and mix remaining spice blend into the crumbs.

Lightly dust chicken in flour, dip into milk/egg liquid and roll in bread crumbs being sure to coat entire piece.
Place on a lightly sprayed baking sheet (jelly roll pan does nicely) or use aluminum foil to cover the bottom of the pan. (Note: crumb mixture may stick to foil so lightly coating foil with cooking spray will help keep the coating on the chicken).

Bake at 375 F (191 C) for 50 - 60 minutes turning once to allow for even browning of the drumsticks.


Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TRAEVYNN.






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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made it loved it. I baked it on a cooling rack sprayed with cooking spray. This helps to prevent the chicken from getting mushy from the juices. - 4/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family LOVES this one - but ONLY with these alterations: Use regular breadcrumbs, not Panko. Add a bit of cyanne pepper to the spice mix. BAKE ON COOLING RACK set on a cookie sheet. If you make these drumsticks this way, it is a 100% winner. Thanks for the recipe/idea! - 5/31/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tasty! I made this using boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into strips, cooked at 375 for 20-25 minutes each side. Also I used parchment paper which worked out very well. - 5/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    it's my new favorite i don't have to worry about missing fried chicken wings, this one makes the replacement a delicious one i look forward to making this again and again. - 12/28/09

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  • This was sooo good and easy! Will try the rack next time. Nice and spicy, made a great subsatute for something fryed and crunchy! - 8/23/12

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  • This was easy to make and so good! - 5/24/12

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  • Delicious! We used just chicken breasts because I'm not crazy about chicken legs. I also used the cooling rack idea and they were very tasty and crispy. Yum! - 3/20/12

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  • I really liked this, but will cut back a little on the pepper - 2/7/12

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  • yummmm. I added a hidden valley ranch packet to the crumbs :) - 8/13/11

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  • I used chicken breast and used a pan with a rack in it so the bottom was crispy too (I still flipped partway too). AMAZING!! - 6/23/11

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  • Thanks for the recipe! My daughter wanted a pounded out fried chicken breat. But this sounds sooo good. She Loved It! Can't wait to make it again! - 5/26/11

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  • This is going to be good! I have this right in the oven now, only difference is I made it with boneless chicken breasts! Thanks for the recipe! - 10/9/10

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  • Love it! - 7/29/10

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  • I made this with boneless chicken breast instead of drumsticks, and I used italian panko breadcrumbs instead of adding the seasoning. Overall, it turned out pretty well. I was amazed at how crispy it was! - 7/12/10

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  • sounds soooooo good my mouth is watering - 11/10/09

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  • Will have to try...thx. - 11/10/09

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  • Tastes delicious - 11/5/09

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  • This sounds delicious!!! - 11/4/09

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  • i can't wait to try this! - 11/4/09

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  • Sounds good! - 11/4/09

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  • A lot of sodium for one piece of chicken! - 11/4/09

    Reply from TRAEVYNN (11/5/09)
    Not sure where the sodium is coming from with only 1 tsp salt in the recipe. Maybe the panko crumbs have some but the whole 1.5 cups isn't going to be used. Only enough to coat the chicken and most of it was left in the bowl when we finished. Can anyone shed some light on the sodium question?


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  • A LOT of sodium in this one too. But it does sound healthy and yummy otherwise. - 11/4/09

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  • I love the idea of guilt-free crispy chicken. - 11/3/09

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  • I loved the idea of all of different seasonings! - 11/3/09

    Reply from TRAEVYNN (11/5/09)
    Thanks! I was trying for the "seven herbs and spices" that makes the chicken from KFC so yummy!


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