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I’ve been bad lately. Like, really bad. Cuban food, pizza, hot wings…I needed some detox. However, the problem with being bad for so long leads you to crave more and more bad food. Therefore, oven fried chicken was my compromise. This recipe is pretty delicious and could be made with Fiber One instead of Panko (like in my oven fried zucchini recipe), but I cheated a bit (again) and went for the extra calories.
See these two? 25 Years. Pretty cute right? This picture is from my cousin’s wedding where my “badness” began at the giant pasta bar during the cocktail hour. And cheese bar. And carving station.
- 1/2 cup Italian style Panko (or plain Panko made “Italian” with oregano, basil, and other favs)
- 1/2 teaspoon chili power (or more to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon chipoltle chili powder (or more, to taste)
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- splash milk
- 2 chicken breasts, trimmed (Mine were about 6 ounces each, raw.)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix Panko and chili powders in one bowl, and whisk egg whites and milk in another. Dip chicken breasts in egg mixture, then roll in Panko mixture. Place on greased sheet pan and bake for 10-15 minutes on each side, depending on how thick your chicken is. Enjoy!
If you end up using all the Panko, each chicken breast is about 250 calories. Not the most low cal chicken breast, but still pretty delicious. You can even see how crispy they get from here. Also, there are plenty of things you can mix into the Panko based on your taste. I was making these for Rico and he loves his chili, but you can use ranch dressing seasoning powder, mustard powder, cinnamon for a sweet flavor…endless possibilities. Or, you can just eat the Panko straight because your boyfriend is home late from work. Either or.