Bobby Deen's Un-fried Chicken

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 3:00 AM, January 4, 2012

Aired January 4, 2012

Serves 8
8 skinless boneless chicken thighs, trimmed of all visible fat (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1/2 teaspoon Paula Deens House Seasoning
1/4 cup reduced fat buttermilk
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1 1/4 cups cereal crumbs, preferred brand cornflakes
Cooking Spray, for skillet
Paula Deen's House Seasoning:
1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder
Note: Can be stored in an airtight container for up to 6 months.


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.


Spray a large cast-iron skillet with nonstick spray and heat over medium-high.


Sprinkle the chicken with the House Seasoning. In a large bowl, combine the buttermilk, lemon zest, juice, egg whites, and hot sauce. Add the chicken; toss to coat.


Place the cornflake crumbs in another large bowl. Dip the chicken into the crumbs, pressing so the crumbs adhere. Place the chicken in the prepared skillet and then transfer to the oven.


Bake until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through, 40-45 minutes.


Calorie Info Per Serving:

Bobby's Un-fried Chicken: 388 calories, 22.3 grams fat

Paula's Fried Chicken: 669 calories, 26.5 grams fat

Differences: 281 calories, 4.2 grams fat