Oven Fried Chicken: Gluten Free and Crispy!

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Taste of fried chicken without the “fried and the added bonus of being Gluten Free!”

As we all know, fried anything is not healthy!  So, I came up with this very simple recipe (I love simple and quick)!

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Easiest, Gluten Free, Oven Fried Chicken Recipe Ever-

(I feed 4 people with this recipe).

Ingredients:

1.  8 small to medium chicken legs (without the thighs)- thawed;

2.  1-3/4 Cups of Brown, Rice Krispies (says gluten-free on the box… obviously rice has no gluten) – You could also use a regular rice Krispies cereal as well (although the taste might be altered; you’ll still get that nice crispy texture though).

3.  1/2 tbsp of Sea Salt (I like mine a bit salty – you might put a bit less)

4. 1/2 tsp of Onion Powder

5. 1/2 tsp of  Garlic Powder

6.  Mini Food Processor (the handiest little thing ever and it’s very cheap). If you don’t have one of these on hand, you can use a large freezer bag type Ziploc, add all of your ingredients in the bag, remove the air, zip the bag up and pass a rolling pin over it until the mixture is fine.

I recently upgraded my mini food processor to a KitchenAid-  (I got the green one in the picture below)- I love this little machine!  I use it every day!

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Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Add all of your ingredients in the mini food processor or Ziploc bag (you want to achieve a med-fine mix – it might have a few coarser pieces as in my photograph and that’s o.k.).

Coat your defrosted chicken legs with some of the mixture (an easy way to do this is by adding a couple of pieces of chicken with some of the coating powder in a container with a tight lid and shake.  You could also use a large Ziploc bag.  Don’t add all of the coating at once because it tends to get wet and clumpy… best to work with a bit of the coating and a few pieces of chicken at a time.

Place your pieces on an oven-safe baking rack and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit/ 35-40 minutes or until chicken is cooked (this can vary depending on the size of the drumsticks and your oven).

Tip:  I always add a bit of water at the bottom of my dripping pan to stop any greasy burning smell in the house – also makes cleaning the pan a breeze.  

You can also, line the bottom of the pan with a layer of aluminum paper (it will make cleaning up a breeze)!

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