It’s a rare gem to stumble upon a good handful of people who absolutely love oatmeal. Come on, we’re sort-of inherently averse to it because it’s healthy, fiber-y and honestly? Unless you like the taste of cardboard, it doesn’t really have a taste—except when the oatmeal is incorporated into cookies or on this fried chicken!
I won’t say that this is a good way to get your daily fiber fix, but I will say that it’s a good alternative to the flour. Not that it’ll make a remote difference in terms of caloric content, but it will definitely add more crunch and bite to your favorite fried bird.
What’s nice about the breading mix is that the shy amount of paprika makes a world of a difference flavor-wise; it also adds a subtle touch of heat. When dipped into the savory-sweet maple gravy, ahhh, I think you’ll start debating whether KFC is still your favorite chicken.
So if you’re challenged to eat oatmeal in a different form, try using it on some freshly plucked once-feathered friends. It may not be the healthiest way to consume it, but hey. Oatmeal is oatmeal. And at least you don’t have to force yourself to eat it the lumpy way.
Oatmeal Fried Chicken with Maple Gravy
Total Time: 90 minutes / Yield: 2-3 servings
Ingredients for the Oatmeal Fried Chicken
- 1 kg chicken pieces
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 cup full cream milk
- 1 tbsp cane vinegar
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 1/4 cup melted butter
Ingredients for the Maple Gravy
- 2-3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 cup instant gravy
Procedure for the Maple Gravy
- Mix together gravy and syrup.
- Set aside.
Procedure for the Oatmeal Fried Chicken
- Marinate chicken for 20 minutes in garlic powder, salt, pepper, and paprika.
- Put milk in bowl with vinegar, stand for 15 minutes, then mix.
- In another bowl, put oatmeal.
- Dip chicken pieces in milk then in oatmeal; coat very well.
- Arrange in a baking tray and pour over melted butter (make sure to evenly pour the butter).
- Bake in preheated 375 degrees oven for 40-50 minutes or until browned.
- Serve with maple gravy.