This crispy chicken recipe is a delicious, healthy and gluten-free alternative to the fat laden fried chicken sold at fast food ‘restaurants’. If you want to keep it healthy, but love that Southern Fried flavour, this recipe won’t disappoint you.
Way back in those halcyon BC (before child) days I worked in London and used to call in for Southern fried chicken once a week, on my way home (late) from work. A complete creature of habit, I always bought 3 pieces of chicken: one for me and one each for my two furry friends, Stolly and Bolly (‘The Boys’)
I loved the crispy crumb and the depth of flavours; the cats weren’t fussy about where it came from, they just loved getting chicken for dinner instead of tinned cat food.
The greasiness of the chicken was a problem though, and after one too many episodes of food poisoning from ‘dodgy chicken’, I (reluctantly) saw the light and stopped buying fried chicken. The boys were not impressed.
Then my son came along and I started to really think about the food I was eating and what I was feeding him. I worried about nasty chemicals, developed a conscience about intensively farmed meat and began converting to a healthy eating plan.
This super-easy gluten-free recipe for crispy chicken is a real winner. I get to choose the chicken I use and it’s comforting to know where it’s come from. I always buy organic chicken and try to buy locally whenever I can. It’s good to know exactly what I’m eating, and what I’m giving to my son.
Serve with roasted sweet potatoes, a crisp green salad and homemade coleslaw.
Eat immediately and enjoy! I would love to know how you enjoy yours! Do let me know.
I’m Coralie, a Harrogate based blogger and mum to the reluctant teen. A crafting and upcycling addict, lover of outdoor life, juicing and gin. I’m never far from a cup of tea…
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