Thursday, January 7, 2010

Guilt free fried chicken

As we are making New Year’s resolutions and a lot of them involve losing weight, I wanted to share with you a healthier recipe version of fried chicken. I like to call it guilt free fried chicken. In full disclosure, I changed the end of Alton Brown’s Food Network recipe to not frying, but broiling my yummy buttermilk, spiced and soaked drumsticks.

Yum my mouth is watering.

Not sure if I’ve mentioned this to you before, but Honey is addicted to Alton Brown of the Food Network. We have some of his cookbooks and tools. I, on the other hand, fell in love with Giada De Laurentis. Who hasn't? Well Alton Brown's recipe for chicken spice is amazing and will have you licking your lips for more.

You will need

2 cups low fat buttermilk
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons paprika
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 broiler and chicken drumsticks
A lot of napkins


Combine paprika, garlic powder, salt and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Place chicken drumsticks on top of some tin foil and sprinkle heavily with chicken spice mixture. Drumsticks will have a reddish-orange color to them. Next place your drumsticks into a plastic Ziploc bag and cover them completely with the low fat buttermilk. For best results refrigerate overnight.

The next day cover the bottom tray of your broiler with tin foil (so it can collect the juices) and turn on your broiler. Remove your buttermilk soaked and spiced drumsticks from the Ziploc bag and carefully place them on top of the tin foil.

Cook chicken until golden brown or burnt on each side, approximately 10 minutes per side. Be sure to pick up your drumsticks with tongs and add a vegetable dish on the side. Once the broiler has cooled, you can carefully fold up the tin foil with the chicken juices and throw away. Now your broiler should be easy to clean up.

And enjoy this yummy chicken recipe without the guilt of frying. Do you have recipe ideas that you can change to meet your New Year’s resolution? Half the fat, but still tastes great... let me know sweetie.


JenJen said...

Wow, this looks YUMMY!
Thanks for sharing. I might have to try this one out!

Laura said...

JenJen: You must, you must! Is the shop the Carriage House in Boston? xoxo

JMW said...

Mmm, that sounds good! I'm trying to cook healthier, so this will be on my list (heck, I'm just trying to cook more in general, so any easy recipes I can come across are much appreciated!)

Ams said...

Ohhhhhhh this looks SO good!!
There are just way too many recipes I need to try these days :)

Laura said...

JMW: I hope you try it out and love it. I do xoxo

Laura said...

Ams: Thanx sweetie!

Laura Trevey said...

one word: Yummmmmm

Dollface said...

yum... i need a healthy cook book! xxxooo

Laura said...

Laura Trevey: Yummy I totally agree!

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Anonymous said...

I bet with will work really well with chicken breast.... thanks for sharing.

Uptown Girl said...

Hi Laura,
Love your blog!
There's just one problem with those directions... it doesn't say who will do the cooking for me?!?

Uptown Girl

McVal said...

Oh that looks yummy!! Thanks for sharing! I have a recipe for buffalo wings that is 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup hot sauce melted together and drizzled over baked chicken wings or drummies. It's the exact recipe of the hot wings I got in college at a local restaurant. It's yummy too, but not at all healthy. This sounds a LOT better!

JennyMac said...

How did you know I needed this recipe!?!?! LOVE it. Thank you for sharing.

And thank you for the GP option. Very flattering and I will definitely let you know. Have a great weekend. I post recipes every Saturday so maybe you will see one you like. :)

cedar chest said...

This is what I probably need. I am trying to follow a diet but I guess, my cravings are too much.