Nothing is better than crispy fried chicken. Salty, savoury and so delicious that everyone fights for the last piece.
Fried chicken is so darn good… well, taste wise, not health wise. Until now!
My healthier version of this comfort food favourite is baked, not fried, so you get all the deliciousness for less fat and fewer calories. You gotta try this healthier fried chicken!
Disclosure: I was financially compensated by Terra Chips for this blog post. As always, I only work with companies I believe in and who create foods I enjoy myself. All opinions are 100% my own.
Traditional fried chicken uses lots of white flour. To make these baked chicken thighs gluten-free and have some of the crunch and crispiness of fried versions that use corn flakes or panko bread crumbs, I used TERRA Chips. These aren’t your average chips; they’re a tasty multi-coloured blend of root vegetables such as taro, sweet potato, yuca, batata and parsnip.
You’re probably wondering… cooking with chips? What’s that all about?
As long as you choose healthier chips that are free of trans fats for your recipes, you’ll get some nutritional benefits along with amazing flavour and texture. I’m not just talking about entrees here.
Spoiler alert: I’ll be sharing a dessert recipe featuring TERRA chips next week! Subscribe to my insiders list so you don’t miss it!
TERRA Chips are non-GMO, gluten-free, trans fat free and a source of fibre. They’re a delicious way to sneak some vegetables into your fried chicken!
Kids will love the bright colours of this healthier fried chicken – and you can feel good about the fact that the colours are all natural. TERRA Chips are free of artificial colours, preservatives and flavours.
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Healthier Fried Chicken Battered in TERRA Chips – Gluten-Free!
Ready for a healthier take on fried chicken? Here is my baked version the whole family will enjoy!
This recipe has been added to your Meal Plan
- 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup milk or almond milk (try Almond Dream enriched original almond milk) http://hain-celestial.ca/OurBrands/Dream/TetraPak/AlmondEnrichedOriginal
- 1/2 cup quinoa flour
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 3 cups Terra Chips (I used Sweets and Beets)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet or glass baking dish with parchment paper or foil. Wash chicken, pat dry and set aside.
- In a medium bowl beat milk or almond milk and the eggs. In another medium bowl combine the quinoa flour, garlic powder, paprika and black pepper.
- Put the TERRA Chips in a large bowl. Using the bottom of a glass or mason jar, gently crush the chips into small pieces.
- Dip the chicken in the flour mixture, then the egg mixture and then in the TERRA Chips crust. Place on the lined baking sheet. Sprinkle each piece with olive oil.
- Bake the chicken for 35 minutes. Increase the heat to 450°F and bake for 15 more minutes.
- Serve with a mixed green salad or a healthier homemade coleslaw. Just mix a bag of shredded cabbage, carrots, kale and beets with a bit of Greek yogurt and apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper. Enjoy!
Jamie @ Dishing Out Health says
Such a fun idea! I love Terra chips!
shahzadi devje says
We love chicken in our house. Will try this! Thanks
Can I come over for dinner, because that whole plate looks amazingly delicious? haha
I’ve seen these in the chip isle, but haven’t built up the courage yet to buy them and try them! I bet those sweet potato ones would make great “nachos” topped with seasoned ground turkey, cheese and lettuce!
I’d like to make a layered casserole with layers of potatoes, crushed chips, then sliced carrots, spinach, another layer of chips and top with a layer of potatoes and a topping of crushed chips!
I like TERRA Chips and Twenty Nutrition on Facebook!
Kaleigh McMoride says
I looove Terra chips! So great that this dish is baked and not fried, I’ll have to try it out on my hubby!
Jessica @ Nutritioulicious says
Such a fun idea to use Terra chips to coat baked “fried” chicken!
This is so creative and I’m sure super tasty. Love the colors!
Shannon @ KISS in the Kitchen says
This looks so good and I would have never thought to use the Terra chips. I’m a huge fan of their sweets and beets so this is just perfect!
I love Terra Chips and I made a sausage quiche with my base pie crust with the chips with Terra Chips 🙂 It was delish!
I would make grilled cheese sandwiches with smooshed TERRA Chips between the slices!
This looks so delicious! My recipe idea is avocado fries coated in Terra chips! Liked both of the FB pages too 🙂
Kara @ Byte Sized Nutrition says
Oh my goodness this is genius – I love Terra Chips! And now my mind is racing with ALL the possibilities! They would fantastic crushed up and used as a topping for mac & cheese or any other type of casserole (a sweet potato casserole perhaps?!) or used as a replacement for breadcrumbs in veggie burgers or salmon burgers, or as a coating for sweet potato or zucchini fries! Ahh the list could go on and on!
Looks delicious and I love the fact that it’s healthy too! Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Mummy Times Two says
Wow these look delicious, I’ll have to try and make them.
Miss Melissa (@Melissamchee) says
This is SUCH a great idea. I love those chips.
I have lost and maintained my proffered weight for three years. I love recipes of this nature that support a gluten free healthier diet.
YUM! That looks so good and love the color!
I love the idea of the using terra chips as the breading! This is great!
I have never heard of these!
I think crushed up Terra Chips would make a great topping for mac n cheese or any casserole that you want some crunch on. They would also make a fun crunchy pizza topping, and I bet you could incorporate them into granola bars or energy balls 🙂
And I made sure to go and like both pages 🙂
Your fried chicken looks yummy! I still remember the first time I ate Terra Blues, it was at a marathon expo. They have a great taste and texture. I think the Spiced Sweets Terra Chips would taste good added to chocolate chip cookies. The crunchy texture would nice and the spice would balance well with the chocolate! I like both your pages on Facebook.
Food Meanderings says
Although I have never cooked with Terra chips, I love this idea! And love healthy fried chicken!
Making Healthy Choices says
What a wonderful idea! I would like to try a similar idea with fish, maybe cod or another firm white fish to make oven baked “fried” fish.
Thank you for hosting this giveaway! I haven’t tried cooking with Terra Chips (yet). I love them right out of the bag but would definitely try your recipe! Ahi poke on their Taro chips is my fave! I follow Terra Chips and 80 Twenty Nutrition on facebook.