How to make healthier fried chicken

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Jason Ganahl, the owner of GQue Championship BBQ, stopped by Daybreak on Thursday to show us how to make healthier fried chicken.

GQue BBQ’s “Fried” Chicken

1/2 sleeve (about 20) whole-grain salted crackers, pulsed in a food processor until fine (about 1/2 cup)

2 1/2 cups corn cereal flakes, pulsed in a food processor to fine crumbs (about 1/2 cup)

1/2 C of GQue The Rub

2 egg whites

1 cup lowfat, plain yogurt

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Olive oil cooking spray

6 pieces of skinless chicken


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray a baking sheet with olive oil. Combine the crackers and corn cereal crumbs & GQue Rub in a bowl. Reserve.

In a large bowl, combine egg whites, yogurt, Dijon mustard, half teaspoon of GQue The Rub. Add the chicken pieces and coat thoroughly with the yogurt mixture.

One at a time, dip the chicken pieces in the cracker mixture, packing crumbs onto chicken. Arrange the chicken on a baking sheet and spray lightly with olive oil cooking spray.

Bake for 45 minutes or until chicken reaches internal temperature of 170 degrees.

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