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Gluten-Free Baked Fried Chicken

By Samantha Cowit

While making my usual cup of coffee this morning and watching The Today Show, I was caught off guard. During their cooking section, celebrity chef Cat Cora made healthy fried chicken. While the usual recipe had called for corn flakes, Cat mentioned that a great alternate way to accomodate people with gluten allergies is to use rice flour and gluten-free corn flakes. It was great to hear a famous and well-known chef adjust her recipe for people with an autoimmune disease. After looking up this recipe I knew I had to share it with PN readers and show how easy it is to still be able to eat delicious and healthy meals while being allergic to gluten.

Ingredients (Servings: 4-6)

8 pieces of chicken (2 breasts, 2 thighs, 2 wings, 2 legs)

1/2 cup of rice flour

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

4 cups of gluten-free cornflakes

2/3 cup of buttermilk

2 tablespoons of dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons of paprika

3/4 teaspoon ground sage

Cooking Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 F. Place a rack in a roasting pan, or on a baking sheet.

Rinse the chicken in cold water and pat dry.

In a bowl or plate, season the rice flour with salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper.

Coat each chicken piece with flour so the chicken is fully coated. Tap against the side of the bowl to shake off any extra. Discard the flour.

Next crush the gluten-free cornflakes by placing them in a big resealable plastic bag, carefully pressing the bag to push out the air. Seal the bag and run over the flakes with a rolling pin. Open the bag and pour the crushed flakes into another wide bowl or plate.

In another large bowl mix the buttermilk, mustard, cayenne pepper, paprika, and sage. Give each floured piece a good buttermilk bath, and then roll in the cornflake crumbs.

Arrange the chicken pieces on the rack and place into the hot oven. Cook for 15-20 minutes. Then lower the heat to 375 degrees and cook for another 25-30 minutes, until cooked through and crispy. The juices should run clear when the meat is pierced with a knife.

This super simple, healthy gluten-free oven fried chicken is a great treat for anyone, and a meal your family will love! Enjoy!


(Recipe from Food Network)

Image Source: Mike DelGaudio


Samantha Cowit–Autoimmune Ally

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About Author

Hi! My name is Samantha Cowit and I am 21 years old. I'm currently a student attending The Ohio State University pursuing my degree in Nutrition in Industry. I love everything that has to do with health, fitness, and nutrition. I have a passion for writing, communicating, and interacting with others. I love to cook and bake as well as hang out with friends and family!

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