It’s super hot in Toronto right now and everyone is thinking picnics and family get togethers. Why not bring along this simple, healthy breaded chicken to the party?
I made my own bread crumbs (inspired to do so by @raizyscookin on Instagram) by putting left over bread (that was on the verge of going stale) on a cookie sheet. I sprinkled them with garlic powder and salt and turned the over to 200F. I let them bake until they were hard (it took mine 1/2 hour but depending on how much you have on your pan it could be less. (Watch them that they don’t burn but dark brown is fine because they are just bread crumbs). When they were hard I crumbled them into a food processor and pulsed until finely ground. I ended up with enough crumbs to fill a litter container. You can always buy your own breadcrumbs and skip the step
Now onto the chicken:
1 whole chicken cut into 8ths
1 tsp Garlic
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
Wash the chicken and lay it bone side down onto a 9×13″ foil baking pan lined with parchment paper.
Take canola oil and drizzle onto each piece of chicken
Sprinkle bread crumbs over chicken so that they are completely covered
Sprinkle spices over chicken
If you find it looks too dry, you can add a little more canola oil over the bread crumbs but not too much. You don’t want the pan swimming in oil…you just want it to cover the chicken.
Put into 400F preheated oven uncovered for 1 hour.
Let sit for 10 minutes before serving. The chicken will be crispy and flavourful. It will taste like you deep fried it without the deep frying.
Have fun experimenting with the spices. You can add what you like to your chicken and if you have any questions, just let me know.
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