Faux fried chicken



10 min


4 Servings

* PLUS Baking Time: 25 minutes
Faux fried chicken

Yvonne Duivenvoorden

Craving fried chicken? Bypass the takeout place and reach for a box of croutons instead. They make for an instant crispy coating that's loads healthier and just as tasty.


  • 1 cup finely crushed croutons , cornflakes or taco chips
  • 1 tsp poultry or Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil


  • Preheat oven to 400F (200C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with oil. In a shallow dish, stir croutons with poultry seasoning, thyme and salt. Lightly brush a chicken breast with oil, then coat with crumb mixture. Place on prepared sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken, oil and crumb mixture. Discard any remaining coating.
  • Bake chicken in centre of oven until coating is crisp and golden,from 25 to 30 min. Wonderful with roasted cherry tomatoes.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 277,
  • Protein
  • 33 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18 g,
  • Fat
  • 7 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,