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Kretschmer Wheat Germ Oven-Fried Chicken

Kretschmer Wheat Germ Oven-Fried Chicken

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 piece (169g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 280
Calories From Fat 90
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 10g 15%
  • Saturated Fat 2g 10%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g
  • Cholesterol 150mg 50%
  • Sodium 370mg 15%
  • Potassium 450mg 13%
  • Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
  • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 27g
  • Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 6%
  • Calcium 4% Iron 35%
  • Vitamin E 20% Thiamin 25%
  • Folate 30% Phosphorus 35%
  • Vitamin B6 35% Zinc 25%

Here’s a crispy, crunchy oven-fried chicken recipe that won’t leave your guests feeling liked they missed out on the real thing. We've double-dipped it—first in wheat germ and then in crushed corn flakes—to give it that nice, crunchy outside that makes traditional fried chicken irresistible.

Makes 8 pieces

2 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk

3/4 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ

2 eggs, lightly beaten

4 cups corn flakes, crushed

4 large chicken legs, skin removed (about 1 pound)

4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1 pound)

Place rack in upper third of oven. Preheat oven to 350° F. Oil a baking sheet with sides.

In shallow bowl, mix together salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne and wheat germ. Pour buttermilk, whisked eggs and corn flakes into three separate shallow bowls (4 bowls total).

Taking one piece of chicken at a time, dip it first into the buttermilk, then wheat germ, then egg and finally the corn flake crumbs, patting with your fingers to make the crumbs adhere. Place pieces on prepared baking sheet.

Bake until chicken is crisp and golden, 40 to 45 minutes. Serve immediately or at room temperature.

Baked Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Sauce

Baked Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Sauce

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 3 pieces (187g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 390
Calories From Fat 120
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 13g 20%
  • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 7g
  • Cholesterol 125mg 42%
  • Sodium 390mg 16%
  • Potasium 540mg 15%
  • Total Carbohydrate 35g 12%
  • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
  • Sugars 18g
  • Protein 31g
  • Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 12%
  • Calcium 8% Iron 10%
  • Vitamin E 15% Thiamin 15%
  • Folate 15% Phosphorus 35%
  • Magnesium 15% Zinc 15%

Serves 4 (3 fingers each)

This recipe uses lean chicken and Kretschmer Wheat Germ along with cheese and spices to delight the small fry at your table.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup Italian style panko crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 pound chicken tenders or skinless, boneless breast meat, cut into 12 strips

Preheat oven to 400° F. Spread 2 tablespoons olive oil on a large baking pan with sides.

Add flour to medium bowl.

In another medium bowl, mix together panko, Kretschmer wheat germ, parmesan, garlic and onion powder.

Crack egg in a third medium bowl and whisk until combined.

Dip 1 piece of chicken into flour, shaking off any excess, then dip into egg and then crumb mixture, making sure to press crumbs onto chicken before placing onto prepared cookie sheet. Repeat with all of the chicken pieces.

Place in the oven and bake for 3 to 5 minutes; flip chicken pieces over and bake for another 3 to 5 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked and no longer pink inside.

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce 
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Stir ingredients together in small bowl. Serve alongside chicken fingers for dipping.