Healthy Fried Chicken

Me and my husband got the inspiration from one of the chef’s on Eat Well For Less New Zealand. The chef used skinless, boneless chicken breasts and his own coating.

We wanted to put a twist on it, and use normal chicken drumsticks and use a ready made coating mix. The results were delicious.

If you don’t want to fry your chicken, this is a much easier alternative and tastes even better than KFC fried chicken. Yes, really it does, you can taste the difference.

This dish is becoming a regular in our household. Even our toddler approves with delight.

In a deep standing pan, add some water and some salt. The water must be half way full in the pan. Add the 7 pieces of chicken drumsticks, one by one till everything is added.

Turn the heat up, and let it boil, turn the heat down till middle heat, if it doesn’t boil, slightly turn it up until it starts simmering. Let it simmer for 26 minutes, the lid should be slightly on the deep pan, if it boils over just remove the lid.

After the chicken pieces have boiled in the water and salt, remove from the deep pan and place in a bowl with paper towls. Let the excess water drip off.

In a seperate bowl add in 2 eggs mixed. Dip the chicken pieces into the egg then into an already prepared coating mixture, dip again into the egg and into the coating again.

Place on a wire rack, in a pan. Do this until all 7 drumsticks are covered.

Place in a prepared oven on 200 degrees celsius for 40 minutes. If a skewer inserted comes out clean and any liquid comes out, you know the chicken is cooked.

Remove from the oven, let it cool down a little and serve it with chips and any sides or just serve with a dipping sauce and enjoy!

Sidenote: The boiling of the chicken in the water bath, helps to precook the chicken.

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