Wheat Germ Oven-Fried Chicken

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Wheat Germ Oven-Fried Chicken
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
572
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
27g
41%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Cholesterol
223mg
74%
Protein
37g
73%
Carbs
45g
15%
Vitamin A
215µg
24%
Vitamin B12
3µg
43%
Vitamin B6
1mg
58%
Vitamin C
7mg
11%
Vitamin D
2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
11%
Vitamin K
10µg
13%
Calcium
100mg
10%
Fiber
2g
8%
Folate (food)
43µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
239µg
60%
Folic acid
115µg
N/A
Iron
11mg
62%
Magnesium
63mg
16%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
14mg
72%
Phosphorus
418mg
60%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
573mg
16%
Riboflavin (B2)
1mg
56.7%
Sodium
816mg
34%
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
42.4%
Zinc
4mg
23%