Oven “Fried” Chicken

I’ve been having a wicked craving for fried chicken lately, which is one of my favorite “cheat foods”. However, fried foods, and fried chicken in particular, is probably one of the worst things you can put in your body. So my goal here was to “scratch my itch” for some Popeyes with a healthier compromise instead.

This recipes comes from Colleen over on The Good Life:


Makes 5 portions:

Total Cost: $3.95

Cost Per Portion: $0.79


Follow the directions over at The Good Life.

The Verdict

As you can see, this is a calorie-dense dish. Its very high in fat and salt- not the sort of thing you should eat every day. But more importantly- how did it taste? I’ll say it like this- for the first time in my admittedly short cooking career, absolutely ZERO leftovers survived to the next day. Between the two of us, my wife and I demolished 5 drumsticks, paired with an ample serving of kale chips.

It may not be as good as Brown’s Chicken (and what is?) but this stuff is outrageously tasty.

Thoughts for next time:

  • Use less salt
  • Use less butter

And another thought: the nutritional information above assumes you eat a full half-stick of butter with this recipe, but in practice, but of that butter is left behind in the pan. So they’re probably not quite as bad as the numbers above.