Crispy fried chicken- the healthy way

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love fried chicken. I recently bought a book called “Cook Yourself Thin” where they give low calorie recipes for all the usual unhealthy favourites. I tried a chocolate fudge cake made with beetroot and dark chocolate last weekend. Let’s just say the result wasn’t worth blogging about 😛
But I love the recipe for fried chicken and the best part is that you don’t have to feel guilty while eating it.

What you will need (serves 2):
– 1 pack of mini fillets from Woolies (or 3 normal chicken breasts, you can just slice them into strips)
– 4 tablespoons polenta (you’ll find this at any supermarket)
– 1 tablespoon parmesan (finely grated)
– salt and pepper to taste
– 1 teaspoon paprika
– lemon juice
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– 1 egg (or egg white only, if you want to be really healthy). I used 2 but it was too much

– mix polenta, parmesan, paprika, salt and pepper together in a medium sized bowl

– heat about 1 tablespoon of olive oil on quite a high heat in a frying pan

– after washing your chicken, dip each strip into the egg (or egg white), and then into your polenta mixture. I like using one hand for egg and one for polenta else it gets a bit too messy. Lay all your chicken strips on a board.

– you can serve the chicken with whatever you’d like, veggies, salad, a coleslaw. We had it with a woolies spinach/butternut combo and some ciabatta.
I have such a weakness for bread, especially crispy bread that’s just come out of the oven. That’s the reason why I can never lose weight 😉

Fry your chicken for about 7 minutes on either side. Make sure to cut one strip down the center so you can be certain that the chicken’s cooked through. Drizzle with some lemon juice.

And that’s it! It will take under half an hour to prepare and your chicken will be crispy and delicious.