May Health Tips: Baked Alternatives

With summer around the corner, healthy eat is an important component for a healthy summer body. This month we will be taking on healthier baked alternatives to classic fried foods! These alternatives will leave you with a healthy conscious knowing that you are providing your self with healthy and delicious alternatives.

Simple favorites like French fries and fried chicken can easily be baked in an oven. Take this Oven Fried Chicken recipe from Southernfood.com, simple and delicious. You can substitute the butter for vegetable oil instead to lower your cholesterol and saturated fat intake! Ingredients:

  • 3 to 4 pounds chicken parts

  • 1/4 cup flour

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 425°.

  • Wash chicken and pat dry with paper towels. In a pie pan, combine flour, paprika, salt and pepper. Coat chicken with the flour mixture.

  • Put butter in a shallow baking pan; place in oven to melt. When butter is melted, arrange chicken in the baking pan in a single layer, skin side down. Bake at 425° for 30 minutes; turn and bake 15 minutes longer, or until chicken is tender and done.

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