Bobby’s Lighter Un-Fried Chicken

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By Bobby Deen

1195 Fewer Calories
321mg Less Cholesterol

Southern Fried Chicken “un-fried”

1195 Fewer Calories
321mg Less Cholesterol

Ingredients:

8 skinless boneless chicken thighs, trimmed of all visible fat (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1/2 teaspoon Paula Deen’s House Seasoning
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 egg white
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1 1/4 cups cornflake crumbs


Directions:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a large shallow baking pan with nonstick spray.

Sprinkle the chicken with the House Seasoning. In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon zest, juice, egg white, and hot sauce. Add the chicken; toss to coat.

Place the cornflake crumbs on a sheet of wax paper. Dip the chicken into the crumbs pressing so the crumbs adhere. Place the chicken in the pan and lightly spray with nonstick spray.

Bake until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through, 40 – 45 minutes. Do not turn.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Yield: 8 servings

Per Serving: 227 Cal; 25 g Protein; 11 g Tot Fat; 3 g Sat Fat; 4 g Mono Fat; 5 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 0 g Sugar; 13 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 288 mg Sodium; 87 mg Cholesterol

Original Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

Lightened Up recipe courtesy Bobby Deen and the Paula Deen test kitchen

Bobby and The Test Kitchen Notes:  Although we all enjoyed this much lighter version and we hope you make it again and again, we decided there is something about an old fashioned fried chicken recipe.  You just don’t mess with it…we unanimously decided we would rather just eat fried chicken a little less frequently the way it was meant to be prepared.

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Reader Comments:

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God bless you Paula !!! I miss you so much on tv, but I am thrilled that I can follow you on facebook.

By Betty Hurd on August 07, 2013

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I would love this without the gmo corn flakes. I'm trying to think of an alternative to it. Any ideas... hmm? Sprouted grain bred crumbs and pecans?

By Beani Cecile on February 26, 2013

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I was watching Bobby Dean this morning and he baked some chicken wings and I would love to have the recipe if possible. Thank you for your time and hope you are having a great day. Phyllis Mitchell

By Phyllis Mitchell on January 27, 2013

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I made this with my daughter today and everyone loved it. (House Seasoning is just 1 cup of Salt, 1/4 c of Garlic Powder and 1/4 c of Black pepper) One thing i did different is stick the corn flakes in food processor to make the bits smaller. Next time I will add more hotsauce and just a tad bit less lemon juice to give it a southern kick ; )

By Maria on September 07, 2012

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My daughter is not a cook, she will try a recipe every now and then, and most of the time it is with help from me, but the other day she used the Crab Cake recipe, but this time she did it her self. Well they were the best crab cake that I and my husban had ever had....even her son who is 10 tried some, and he liked it.....the only thing is we are a big garlic family, so we made a note to add some garlic to it the next time.....

By Joyce on June 11, 2012

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First of all I love me some Paula and her recipes. I am a 60 year young person that want to start cooking little more healther. I also like the idea that I can cook this for the whole family.

By Lee Carroll on April 25, 2012

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I made Bobby's "Lighter Chicken and Rice Recipe" today. We all loved it! I did change it up a bit - brown rice for the long grain wild rice and left the mushroom out. I will make this again soon. Thanks the the recipe - yum!!

By Barb on March 25, 2012

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I was excited to try this recipe until I read Bobby and the test kitchen comments. It seems counterproductive to publish this recipe and then basically say the unhealthy version is the only kind worth making. Make up your mind.

By Anonymous on January 29, 2012

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I love this recipe,can't wait to make it n try it! So glad Bobby came out with a lighter way to enjoy the comfort of fried chicken without all the fat n calories! My family is going to love it!

By Keyda Hedrick on January 10, 2012

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And I also used Bobby's method for baked onion rings. Also delish! http://bigmamashomekitchen.blogspot.com/2010/12/oven-baked-onion-rings-2-ways.html

By Rhondi - Keller, TX on January 28, 2011

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I made Bobby's un-fried chicken using chicken tenders. Fabulous! My kids and I loved them! So crispy, crunchy, and flavorful. I added some lemon pepper to mine and hubby's to give it some heat. Will definitely be making again and again. I can't wait to try other spices too. Bobby's mac 'n cheese is next on my list. Thanks Bobby!

By Rhondi - Keller, TX on January 28, 2011

That is because this is an article and your web browser will print the entire page.

All of Bobby’s lighter recipes are available in our Recipes section, where you can print just the recipe.

http://recipes.pauladeen.com/index.php/recipes/index2/category/bobby_lightens_it_up/

By Lisa the Admin on June 09, 2010

I’m having trouble printing Bobby’s Lighter recipes.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

By Becky on June 08, 2010

I finally had the opportunity to try this recipe last night and loved it! I did have to improvise just a bit, as I didn’t have any Corn Flakes!  So, I substituted “Special K” and it worked out great!  Very tasty dish; we completed the meal with rice and mixed vegetables… yummy!  Another hit from the Deen Family Kitchens!  Thanks!!!

By Jan on May 25, 2010

I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD PUT THE RECIPE FOR PUALA’S HOUSE SEASONING ON THE SITE BECOUSE I SURE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE IT FOR MY RECIPE COLLECTION…


THANK YOU


KATHLEEN BYKOSKI FROM SANTA ANA CALIFORNIA

By kathleen on March 27, 2010

My family just loves fried chicken and they always
seem to notice when I do something different. Thank you for all your ideas and recipes

By Marie Tajalle on December 28, 2009

My Mom and I made this the Sunday before Thanksgiving.  Everyone including my picky Dad loved it.  Keep the recipes coming

By Cindy Greene on December 12, 2009

Hey Leora!  Thank you so much for using the house seasoning, it is delicious on so many things.  Here is the recipe and you can find it online in many places.
  *  1 cup kosher salt
  * 1/4 cup fresh ground black pepper
  * 1/4 cup garlic powder

Keep cooking!!!!

By Libbie Summers on December 03, 2009

Leora, the House Seasoning is available for purchase through our store:
http://www.pauladeenstore.com/Product/detail/Paula-Deen-i-i-Set-of-2-House-Seasoning/614665

By Lisa the Admin on December 03, 2009

what is paula deen’s house seasoning
thanks

By leora riordan on December 02, 2009

Dear Paula,
I don’t even really cook too much, but I really enjoy your show (easy receipes and I can pronounce the condiments you use)and I love your bubbly personality.  I know you have come a long way, and it wasnt easy, but kudos to you.  Also, I love your show, because of your background.  Your furniture says “home”.
Thank you.

By Sandra Scully on November 15, 2009

Bobby, I am so proud to find your Lighten It Up site !!  My husband and I are diabetics and are supposed to watch, as you know, carbs and fats. So this is really going to help me. I have said for years that I wish Paula would do light versions of all of her wonderful recipes and now I have found this!! Do you have a book out of these recipes, because I will surely go and buy it !! Thanks so much.

By Linda on November 08, 2009

Of course you could substitute breasts. Bobby tries to keep things as affordable as possible.  The thighs were less expensive and juicier. That being said, they are also higher in fat and calories, so a breast is certainly the better choice for that. Good luck and let us know how everything turned out!

By Libbie Summers on November 08, 2009

Could you use chicken breasts since my family does not eat dark meat?

By Sdoyle on November 07, 2009

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