The Deen Brothers' Lighter Fried Chicken

Added to Recipes on Tue 02/08/2011


Serves 8

8 skinless boneless chicken thighs, trimmed of all visible fat (about 1 1/2 lbs)

1/2 tsp Paula Deen’s House Seasoning (1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp ground black pepper, 1/8 tsp garlic powder)

1/4 cup light mayonnaise

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

1 egg white

1/2 tsp hot sauce

1 1/4 cups cornflake crumbs



Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a large shallow baking pan with non-stick 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.


Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:

227 calorie

25g protein

11g total fat

3g saturated fat

4g monounsaturated fat

5g carbohydrates

0g fiber

0g sugar

13mg calcium

1mg iron

288mg sodium

87mg cholesterol

Original Recipe courtesy Paula Deen. Revised recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen.

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