Ask Will, Not Grace: Fried Chicken, Our Way!

Ask Will, Not Grace - Fried Chicken Our Way

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Inspired by Grace Lee's love of fried chicken, Hawaii Freshbox executive chef William Chen has found a healthier way to cook it. It's also pretty easy.Instead of frying it the whole time, Chef Will bakes it through before coating it and giving it a quick fry. That way you can have the satisfaction of the crunch without the chicken absorbing all that oil. The recipe is below.

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1 3# Chicken, Cut into 10 pieces. (2 Drumsticks, 2 Thighs, 2 Wings, 2 Breasts cut into 2 pieces each)

2 Eggs, Beaten

1 C AP Flour

1 C Seasoned Bread Crumbs



Oil for Frying


3/4 C Breadcrumbs or Panko

1/4 C Grated Parmesan Cheese

Chopped Herbs



Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Season the chicken well with salt and pepper. Lay flat on a lined tray and roast in the oven for 10 mins, or until cooked through.

Allow the chicken to cool completely, Then dust evenly in flour, then dredge in egg then roll well in the seasoned bread crumbs.

Repeat until every piece is completely coated.

Heat the oil to 300 degrees and fry each piece starting with the thighs, drumsticks, wings then the breast meat. Pieces will be crispy in around 5 mins.

Lay cooked pieces over a paper towel to drain. Serve hot with sliced lemons.


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