A favorite meal at the Charmer House is Fried Chicken but not the deep oil fried version! In 1996 I found a recipe that turned out to be The Best Healthy Oven Fried Chicken in Cooking Light Magazine.
It seems I’ve always been on a diet my whole life, but a true test of a good healthy recipe is when you’ll use the recipe even if your not on a diet. This recipe is one of those, a very tasty, delicious and satisfying fried chicken which will have you lickin your fingers!
I’ve made this recipe over and over again in the late 90’s (before Mr. Charmer). Then, somehow I forgot about it till 2 months ago! Since then we’ve have the chicken at least 3 times a week and Mr. Charmer wants it made this way every time. After dinner Mr. Charmer always says “so glad you found this new recipe”! Can it be new after 20 times?
Go ahead,take a bite!!!
Leah Chase’s Oven-Fried Chicken (GF and DF version included)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper (try red pepper for a spicier version)
1 (3-pound) chicken, skinned and cut into 8 pieces
1 cup all-purpose flour (Use GF flour for GF)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
1 tablespoon margarine, melted (DF verion: use vegan butter)
1) Preheat oven to 400°.
2) Sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken. Next combine chicken, flour, garlic powder, paprika, and thyme in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal, and shake to coat chicken with flour mixture. Then remove the chicken from bag; discard flour mixture.
3) Place chicken on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Drizzle margarine over chicken (what I did was place little pads of butter on pan and place chicken on top. Then I turned chicken over after 25 minutes and cooked for remaining 30 minutes.
4) Bake at 400° for 50 minutes or until done.
Note: make sure you spray pan with cooking spray or chicken will stick!