I am sure nobody hates fried chicken , am i right ? I love fried chicken , and plus like what they say , everything fried is always yummy . The only bad thing is , it’s not good for our health . This recipe below , doesn’t need oil , no need to deep fry , and you don’t have to feel guilty about it . Well except for the mashed potatoes ( although i don’t use heavy cream either , just 1% milk and margarine ) . My husband loves LOVES this fried chicken , it’s crispy and flavourful , not like those fast food fried chicken that usually tastes basically salty .. LOL. I serve the fried chicken with mashed potatoes , i added some garlic while boiling the potatoes , sometimes i include the potato skin , usually i do that when i use the red potatoes , but this was gold yukon , so it’s not going to add any color whatsoever , but you can always skip peeling and boil it like that.
Anyway .. here is the recipe for oven baked fried chicken
For the oven baked fried chicken :
8 pieces of chicken thigh bone- in or 8 chicken legs ( or whatever part of meat you like , i love dark meat )
3/4 cups of all purpose flour
3/4 cups of buttermilk ( if you don’t have buttermilk on hand , use 3/4 cup of milk mix with 3 tsp. of vinegar )
2 tbsp. of honey dijon mustard ( or just dijon mustard and add some honey later on , whatever you have on hand will work just fine )
1 1/2 tsp . of smoked paprika
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
4 cups of cornflakes ( put it in the big resealable plastic bag , using a rolling pin , crunch them until it’s crumbly or use the food processor to make it a lot faster )
Preheat oven to 425 F
1. Wash the chicken thighs , pat dry . Dredge the chicken into the flour , shake the excess flour .
2. Dip the chicken into the buttermilk mixture ( buttermilk , dijon mustard . smoked paprika and cayenne pepper , mix well ) generously .
3. Roll the chicken into the cornflakes.
4. Arrange the chicken on the rack and bake for 20 minutes , then turn the oven down to 375 F , bake another 25 minutes or until juices run clear .
For the mashed potatoes :
5 potatoes ( yukon or red potatoes )
3 cloves of garlic
1 green onion , chopped
Boil the potatoes ( cut it in same size if you can ) , peel the garlic and boil together with the potatoes . After 10-15 minutes check if it’s done or not , use fork to check it , if it’s easily poked , then it’s done . Drain , then put it back in the pot ( including the garlic too ) , and add margarine and start smashing , or if you have hand mixer , use it , and add milk until it’s creamy . Add the chopped green onion and mix well . Add salt to your preference . Serve !