There are three reasons why you’ll love this recipe for crispy ‘fried’ chicken.

First, this chicken tastes just as delicious as your favourite fried chicken cheat meal – only this recipe isn’t deep fried but baked, keeping the fat content lower.

Secondly, you can make a batch of this chicken with little effort and without breaking the bank. All of the ingredients you need for this recipe come to under £5 and then you have all of the seasoning you need to make this recipe at least 10 more times – tasty and thrifty!

Finally, this is a perfect dish for when you really need a break from your regular chicken breast. Perhaps you are craving a ‘cheat meal’ or you want a tasty change from eating plain chicken breasts every day. This recipe hits impressive macros and looks seriously appetising – even if you’re not on a diet.

Give this recipe a try and enjoy succulent ‘fried’ chicken that is both crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

Serves 3

Ingredients:

  • 500g Free-range chicken thighs
  • 50g rice flour
  • 10g onion salt
  • 5g garlic powder
  • 5g smoked paprika
  • 5g white pepper
  • 2g black pepper
  • 1 egg*

*This amount has been halved when calculating the macros for this recipe because you will only use half of the mix when preparing your chicken.

Method:

  1. Take your chicken thighs and trim off any excess fat.
  2. Whisk your egg in a bowl.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine the rice flour with all of the seasonings.
  4. Take your chicken thighs and dip them in the egg mix one at a time.
  5. Place the coated chicken thighs into the mixing bowl with the seasoning blend and completely coat each piece.
  6. Place on a lined baking tray and season with sea salt.
  7. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes until the chicken thighs are golden brown. Flip them half way through the cooking process.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack before serving with sweet potato fries and homemade ketchup.

Macros:

(Per Serving)
Calories: 353.4 Carbs: 14.7g Fat: 17.8g Protein: 33.6g

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