The Secrets to the Best Fried Chicken

June 12, 2014 | By | Comments (1)

fried-chicken_300We love no-cook recipes and fresh summer produce as much as the next person, but sometimes you just want need something deep-fried. But does fried chicken, a decadent splurge-worthy meal if ever there was one, have to be quite so bad for you? According to Cooking Light, the answer is a resounding no. While fried foods will never be a staple of a balanced diet, the tricks that keep fried foods crispy (rather than greasy) also have an unexpected benefit: Making the dishes healthier.

The key to perfectly-fried food is to cook everything quickly, thereby cutting down the opportunity for oil to be absorbed. This guarantees that crunchy, golden-brown crust while cutting out unnecessary fat and calories.

Cooking Light also recommends skipping the all-purpose flour when battering your protein; stick to gluten-free options like cornmeal for the crispiest results. See why, plus find more healthy frying tips here.

If you’d rather not pull out the deep-fry thermometer at all, this oven-fried option is boasts an amazing texture without the hassle.

COMMENTS

  1. alifemoment

    Delicious!

    June 12, 2014 at 2:13 pm

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