Wheat Germ Oven-Fried Chicken

Wheat Germ Oven-Fried Chicken
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Wheat Germ Oven-Fried Chicken
Kretschmer

Wheat Germ Oven-Fried Chicken

Here’s a crispy, crunchy oven-fried chicken recipe from Kretschmer that won’t leave your guests feeling liked they missed out on the real thing. We've double-dipped it — first in wheat germ and then in crushed corn flakes — to give it that nice, crunchy outside that makes traditional fried chicken irresistible.

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4
Servings
135
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • ¾ Cup wheat germ, such as Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ
  • ½ Teaspoon paprika
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ to ½ Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ Cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 Cups corn flakes, crushed
  • 4 large chicken legs, skin removed (about 1 pound)
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1 pound)

Directions

Place a rack in the upper third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Oil a baking sheet with sides.

In a shallow bowl, mix together the wheat germ, paprika, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Pour the buttermilk, whisked eggs, and corn flakes into three separate shallow bowls (4 bowls total).

Taking one piece of chicken at a time, dip it first into the buttermilk, then the wheat germ mixture, then the egg, and finally the corn flake crumbs, patting with your fingers to make sure the crumbs adhere. Place pieces on prepared baking sheet.

Bake until the chicken is crisp and golden, 40 to 45 minutes. Serve immediately or at room temperature.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
30g
23%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
15µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Calcium, Ca
23mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
69µg
17%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
39mg
12%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
113mg
16%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
468mg
31%
Water
169g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Oven-Fried Chicken Shopping Tip

When working with chicken, buy a separate cutting board, preferably a dishwasher-safe, plastic one, to avoid spreading bacteria onto raw produce.

Oven-Fried Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.