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Healthy Baked Southern Fried Chicken

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Give Baked Southern Fried Chicken a healthy twist with our delicious, crispy oven cooked version – super easy to prep and cook – perfect for an easy midweek meal

How To Make Southern Fried Chicken Healthy

Our Baked Southern Fried Chicken recipe is totally delicious but without all the fat and the zillion calories!  

Just by baking the chicken and skipping the frying it makes it an easy healthy meal. 

Baked Southern Fried Chicken has just four ingredients and is super simple to make – literally just a few minutes to prepare. 

purple and white enamel bowl filled with homemade baked southern fried chicken, bowl of salad by the side

Baked Southern Fried Chicken Ingredients

  • 600g chicken breast mini fillets – or sliced chicken breast
  • 3 eggs – whisked
  • 150g panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 heaped tsp southern fried seasoning – we used Schwartz
  • Pinch of salt

How To Make Baked Southern Fried Chicken

  • Preheat the oven – heat the oven to 200C / 400F / Gas Mark 6
  • Make the seasoned breadcrumb coating – mix the panko and southern fried seasoning together in a mixing bowl – season with salt if using.
  • Crack the eggs – tip the eggs into a shallow bowl.
  • Coast the chicken – dip the chicken strips into the egg, then into the breadcrumb mix then place on a baking tray.
  • Bake the Southern Fried Chicken – bake in the oven for around 25-30 minutes – turning half way. Check the chicken is properly cooked by inserting knife and making sure it’s piping hot and no pink remains.
purple and white enamel bowl filled with homemade baked southern fried chicken, bowl of salad by the side.

Make Baked Chicken Your Way

  • Use chicken breast – switch the chicken breast for chicken mini fillets if you prefer.
  • Use different seasoning – switch the southern fried seasoning for smoked paprika or curry powder.
  • Switch the coating – switch the panko for wholemeal breadcrumbs

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What Goes With Southern Fried Chicken

There’s loads of yummy stuff you can serve up with Southern Fried Chicken… try… 

  • Wrap in flour tortillas with salad and salsa.

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Yield: Serves 4

Healthy Baked Southern Fried Chicken

purple and white enamel bowl filled with homemade baked southern fried chicken, bowl of salad by the side

A delicious healthy twist to a traditional southern fried chicken recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 600g chicken breast mini fillets 
  • 3 eggs - whisked 
  • 150g Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp Southern fried seasoning mix 
  • Pinch salt 

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 200C
  2. Mix the panko and southern fried seasoning together in a mixing bowl - season with salt if using.
  3. Tip the eggs into a shallow bowl.
  4. Dip the chicken strips into the egg, then into the breadcrumb mix then place on a baking tray.
  5. Bake for around 25-30 minutes - turning half way. Check the chicken is properly cooked by inserting knife and making sure it's piping hot and no pink remains.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 449Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 267mgSodium: 567mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 56g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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