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Cornflake and Wheat Germ Crusted Oven-Fried Chicken - Part 2

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A continuation of Dr. Victor Gong's healthy oven fried chicken recipe. Join him on 'Good Morning Delmarva' for great recipes for the entire family.
  Chicken breast 4 Medium, skinless, boneless and cut into halves
  Egg 2 Medium, beaten with 4 tsp milk
  Italian bread crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Wheat germ 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Onion powder 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground red pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dried basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Cooking spray 1 Tablespoon (use as required)

1 Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2 Coat a wire rack with cooking spray and set on a baking sheet.

3 In a shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs, wheat germ, salt, onion powder, sugar, red and black pepper, basil, oregano and garlic powder.
4 Place on the prepared wire rack on a baking sheet.
5 Coat chicken breasts with egg mixture and then dredge in the breadcrumb mixture.
6 Press to cover with crumbs and shake off excess.
7 Place breasts on wire rack.
8 Bake for 35 minutes without turning, or until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 180 degrees.

9 Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Craving for crispy fried chicken but are on a diet? Watch this video to see how Dr. Gong makes delicious crispy and crunchy fried the oven! You will hardly make out the difference. You can literally hear the crunch when you bite into the chicken leg! Serve the fried chicken with some tangy, spicy mango and avocado salsa instead of calorie dense mayonnaise dip. These chicken legs make such a great family meal. It's so easy and fun that even kids can help make it!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 259 Calories from Fat 70

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12%

Saturated Fat 1.8 g8.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 160.3 mg53.4%

Sodium 218.1 mg9.1%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.6%

Dietary Fiber 2.4 g9.5%

Sugars 2.2 g

Protein 33 g65.8%

Vitamin A 6.6% Vitamin C 5.1%

Calcium 7.1% Iron 16.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Cornflake And Wheat Germ Crusted Oven-Fried Chicken - Part 2 Recipe Video