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 taste anything great. Except when incorporated into cookies…and 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.