Healthy But Still Tasty
Apparently, deep fried chicken with crispy skin is bad for you. Apparently, french fries are too. She Who Must Be Obeyed saw a boneless skinless turkey breast in the supermarket and informed me it would be good for me and we purchased it.
Unfortunately, a lot of the fat in a turkey is attached to the skin. A lot of flavour comes from the bones. So, a boneless skinless breast can tend to be dry and not very flavourful.
I have found if you bread the breast and bake it, you still get a nice crust and it seems to keep the breast moist. The seasonings in the breading add a nice flavour.
Here’s how I make it.
- 1 1/2 pound boneless skinless turkey breast
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 teaspoon seasoning mix (chicken rub, Italian, Cajun, Greek, etc)
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
- Cut the turkey breast into 4 pieces.
- Mix one teaspoon of the seasoning mix with the flour on a plate.
- Mix the egg and milk in a flat casserole.
- Mix the second teaspoon of the seasoning mix with the bread crumbs on a plate.
- Roll a turkey piece in the flour.
- Dip it in the egg mixture.
- Roll in the bread crumbs.
- Repeat with remaining pieces.
- Bake in a 375 F oven until the internal temperature reaches 165 F, about 40 minutes.
This makes a nice tasting moist breast that is still low in fat. She Who Must Be Obeyed added some Oven Fried Potatoes and her coleslaw. A delicious healthy meal!
The Old Fat Guy