If you love Southern fried chicken you'll be amazed with this healthy makeover- some clever swaps mean taste isn't compromised
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The hot chilli powder gives a nice bite to the coating mix – but if you prefer it milder, add just a pinch of hot or mild chilli powder. Or leave it out altogether.
Panko breadcrumbs are Japanese dried bread flakes, used traditionally in coating chicken in katsu curries. When fried, they absorb less fat than regular breadcrumbs and stay light and crisp once cooked.
How we made crispy chicken healthier
By using lean, skinless chicken breasts; By using buttermilk to provide a low-fat coating for the crumb mix to stick to; By frying the chicken in rapeseed oil then cooking in the oven.