3-Ingredient Pesto Fried Chicken
3-Ingredient Pesto Fried Chicken
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 40 min
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  • Summary

    In Epi's 3-Ingredient Recipes series, we show you how to make great food with just three ingredients (plus staples like oil, salt, and pepper). We like breadcrumbs here for an old-school cutlet feel, but panko would work just fine in their place.

    Ingredients

    • Vegetable oil (for frying; about 2 cups)
    • 1 cup plain fine breadcrumbs
    • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 4 large)
    • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
    • 1/4 cup basil pesto, plus more for serving
    • A deep-fry thermometer

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 305 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 11 g 17.56%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 12.45%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 107 mg 35.53%
    • Sodium: 508 mg 21.16%
    • Calcium: 63 mg 6.29%
    • Potassium: 274 mg 7.84%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 14.07%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 22 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 5%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 27 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 0.54%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0.28%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat3
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total3 oz-eq

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