Bobby’s Lighter Un-Fried Chicken

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Bobby’s Lighter Un-Fried Chicken Bobby’s Lighter Un-Fried Chicken Recipe Courtesy of

1195 Fewer Calories
321mg Less Cholesterol

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Difficulty: Easy

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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





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.

Original Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

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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Nutritional Information: 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

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Reader Comments:


I made this for my Husband and myself last night! All I have to say is..... WOW!! It was delicious and I will be making it again. Thanks Bobby!

By Kim D on October 10, 2012


Love your cooking even if it has a lot of butter. My son in law is diabetic type 2 and he loves your cooking. Keep up the made over recipes for diabetics, I am having a good time making them and now there is peace in the home again

By Marie Plumb on May 22, 2012


The chicken was good but the breading didn't stay on to well! I also added the "house seasoning" to the cornmeal mixture. I also burnt my hand! 8) First time ever while cooking! I love Paula and the Deen boys but I think I'll stick with the old fashioned fried chicken in the grease!

By Mike on April 17, 2012


Hi, I was wondering if we can omit or replace the mayo with something else in this unfried chicken recipe? My husband and I do not like the taste of mayo cooked. What do you think?

By Jill Beesley on March 01, 2012


Can't wait to try it. Bobby, eating lighter is a "way of life" to keep the pounds off. This recipe makes being on a high protein diet a lot easier to stay on. Thanks.

By Judith Efhan on January 26, 2012


Paula Deen i love you & your family.i'm a chef all so.

By ILENE MOTT-MCPHEE on January 26, 2012


Paula, I've eaten at your restaurant and I loved it!! However, I have just found out in the last month that I too have Type 2 Diabetes. I am controlling it with diet and excercise and hopefully losing a few pounds. I am so sorry that people have such mean things to say about you "hiding" it. I totally understand trying to get used to it and and change your lifestyle. Besides, it's YOUR business and if you chose to, you didn't have to tell everyone at all. You are a very special lady and I just love you and your family. I would love to see a cookbook come out with receipes for that are very low in carbs for us. I hope you have a very blessed day and great success with your diabetes. Give your family a hug for me. Sue Banks Tallahassee, FL

By Sue Banks on January 26, 2012


I made the chicken for my family this evening and it was a BIG hit!!! We had a big box of corn flakes sitting on the shelf that no one was eating. We will be making this a staple recipe in our house!

By Cherika C on September 14, 2011


If you don't turn the chicken it won't brown evenly all the way around.

By JP on March 17, 2011


I thought this was fanatastic! My kids really like it also. Great recipe! This will go into my recipe rotation for sure!!

By Anonymous on May 20, 2010


I thought this was fanatastic! My kids really like it also. Great recipe! This will go into my recipe rotation for sure!!

By Anonymous on May 20, 2010


Great recipe. I added a few extra spices to my dip mixture. I also added some spicy mustard to give it some extra kick. I used boneless chicken and it took about 30 minutes. Very easy dinner and super tasty. Definitely adding this recipe to my list of favorites!! Recommend trying.

By emilyrollins on April 30, 2010

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