With National Fried Chicken Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to offer a healthier alternative to this classic American favorite. Although chicken is a naturally lean meat, one large piece comes out of the fryer loaded with 18 grams of fat and over 400 calories. With a few simple tricks you can bake some ‘fried’ chicken that folks will never guess isn’t the real thing.
So celebrate National Fried Chicken Day on July 6 by trying out one (or all) of these healthy alternatives to traditional fried chicken.
1. Oven (Tastes Like Southern) Fried Chicken
This oven fried chicken recipe, developed by the legendary Patti LaBelle, shaves off fat and calories without losing any of that rich southern fried chicken flavor.