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Un-Fried Chicken Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lee Kleinman
Added: Friday, March 28, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 box plain Melba toast (about 5 ounces), processed to sand and pebble texture
2 large eggs
flour
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon season salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
4 chicken leg quarters , separated into drumsticks and thighs, skin removed, and patted dry with paper towels or 1 cut up chicken skin removed

Directions:
Directions:
1. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 400 degrees. Line sheet pan with foil and set large flat wire rack over sheet pan.

2. Drizzle vegetable oil over Melba toast crumbs in a shallow dish or pie plate; toss well to coat. Mix eggs, mustard, thyme, salt, pepper, oregano, garlic powder, and optional cayenne with a fork in a second shallow dish or pie plate.

3. Working one piece at a time, coat chicken with flour then on both sides with egg mixture. Set chicken in Melba crumbs, sprinkle crumbs over chicken, and press to coat. Turn chicken over and repeat on other side. Gently shake off excess and place on rack. Bake until chicken is deep nutty brown and juices run clear, about 40 minutes.

For those who like breast meat, use a whole cut-up chicken instead of drumsticks and thighs. Be careful not to over-crush the Melba toast; crumbs that are too fine will leave the chicken wanting in crunchiness. If you own a spray bottle for oil, skip the step of tossing the Melba toast crumbs in oil. Instead, once the chicken is coated with crumbs, spray the pieces evenly with oil.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Adopted from Cook's Illustrated:
http://www.cooksillustrated.com/recipe.asp?recipeids=770

 

 

 

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