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I am grilling chicken and not deep frying. the only thing is that I love breaded chicken. is there a healthy way to go about this? maybe even gluten free?

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Having worked in a hospital kitchen a number of decades, I cannot quite envision grilling chicken with a breading. One solution is to take egg white and a low gluten flour, pan fry the chicken in about 1/4 inch of olive oil or vegetable oil just until the coating is golden, then finish baking in the oven at 350 degrees until done. Lining the bottom of your cake pan with crumpled foil or a wire rack allows the oil to drip off, leaving the coating crunchy and nearly fat free. As far as going completely gluten free, about the only grain that does not contain gluten is rice, so try rice flour. The real secret to good fried chicken is in the seasonings. Ms. Dash has several high flavor/ salt free blends, or concoct one of your own. For more gluten free ideas try Healthyeating.com, Delish.com, or any or the other cooking websites. Good luck!

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Whole wheat bread crumbs can substitute breadcrumbs on chicken. It's unbelievable that you can also use cereals, especially the fine grilled ones. Consider using oatmeal and whole-grain corn. Other substitutes include whole rye and wild rice.

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Use toast crumbs instead;)

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Grind up Cheerios in a blender, season to taste. I make a meat-less loaf with Ground Cheerios, an onion, garlic clove, tofu, and blackeye peas.

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Cracked wheat or wheat germ. You can also use Chex (Rice, Corn, Wheat, or Multigrain), Cheerios, Corn Flakes, Total, Original Shredded Wheat (not the frosted kind), Grape Nuts, or any similar cereal. Another option is to use Saltine Crackers (the Unsalted kind), Soup Crackers, or Sea Biscuits.

You will need an egg wash to get the "breading" to coat the chicken, then place on your grill. Prep your grill by wrapping either the cooking surface or the chicken directly with foil to help keep the breading on the chicken from igniting. This will still allow the chicken to be seared from the grill's cooking surface with the easily recognized grill burns on the meat.

This is also a very healthy way to grill/eat the chicken as it does not require the use of oils or sauces to keep the chicken from sticking to the grill plates. It cooks the chicken in it own juices which also helps to keep the meat moist and tender (no more JERKY). Good luck and I hope this helped.

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I make a peanut chicken. I dip the chicken in either an egg wash or egg white solution. I then bread it with peanut butter powder - PBT is a good source. It is much less calories and cholesterol than regular peanut butter and makes a yummy chicken (baked or lightly fried). It tastes just like the one I have in Chinese buffets. It can also be used for other recipes (you can add water to it to make a low cal peanut butter).

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OOPS- before cooking the chicken, dip the chix into egg mixture. Then mix the PBT with whole wheat bread crumbs and then fry/bake!
Sorry!!!!
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Ritz has a whole wheat cracker now that makes delicious crumbs to use as breading or filler such as in meat loaves. Bonus: they are very healthy!

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whole grain corn flakes smashed make a substitute for bread crumbs

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Have you tried whole grain bread? Not to be mixed up with whole wheat. Whole wheat is not always good.. watch out for word like "enriched" anything in the ingredients. Enriched just means we added man made chemicals to make your food "better and healthier". Yea right, we did not have healthy food issue 90 plus years ago... Just issues getting food to market before it spoiled. It's all the chemicals we've added to preserve the food that causes health issues. So look for simple words in the ingredients... If you can not say it or do not know what it is, do not eat it. By the way, not an easy thing to do.

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Really super healthy alternative, milled flax! You can even substitute eggs with it.

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I guess when they asked for intelligent responses, you missed that memo. Nice.
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no but you can go to tea bo and it does work i have tried it i have lost 77 pounds in 1 month

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how about bread crumb

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Try finely chopped walnuts and cornmeal mixed with some barbecue seasonings.

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panko crumbs. Yum! A Japanese specialty, available in most markets.

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weight watchers suggests Fiber One cereal, crushed. I've made pie crusts with it and it's good.

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I agree with ConnieDeedrick

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You can use gluten free bread to make crumbs out of and there are several healthy ones to choose from. Whole Foods or maybe even your local grocery will carry this kind of bread. A good brand to look for is Ezekiel 4:9, it's usually in with the frozen breakfast foods and very healthy. Another brand is Ener g foods, they might even carry gluten free bread crumbs. Also try requesting foods you want to buy from the store you like best, normally they are happy to do it. Places like Walmart, Target, and Kmart are beginning to carry a lot of health and vegetarian foods, too. Bob's Red Mill makes a wide range of flours, grains, breads, etc. and it's a good brand as are all the ones I've mentioned.

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Greetings, try using stone ground whole wheat flour or pumpernickel (dark bread) toasted and crushed into crumbs. I also love sesame seeds. I like golden flaxseed meal but i'm not sure if you can apply heat to it. Make it a great day! Ma'at

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i dont know

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potato chips unsalted crushed

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crumbled up Ritz crackers, good mixed with A-1 and hamburger!

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I use instant mashed potatoes, they are cheap, come in a wide range of flavors and you can get them in most stores in the $1 bag, so there is little waste and if there are left over flakes, I put them in a zip top bag use them to thicken soups, in my meatballs and meatloaf, they bind things together without making them tough or heavy like bread crumbs, also when frying they have a light texture and brown up nicely.
I find myself using them for a bunch of different things and the flavored ones are great, I do not have to buy a variety of herbs or spices, yet I still get the flavors I want it's all in one.

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My daughter has a gluten allergy and I have resorted to instant mashed potatoes to make fried chicken for her. I put the flakes in a food processor to grind them a little finer and add seasoning....she loved it!
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I use flax meal in place of bread crumbs...works GREAT.

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Here's a healthy answer: grind up brazil nuts. It works : )

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oats.. :/

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use corn meal or corn flakes both good and better 4 u than bread crumbs

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Answer this question... WRITER TUTOR GO TO THE SEARCH ENGINE WWW.ASK.COM AND TYPE IN BREAD CRUMB ALTERNATIVES. THIS SEARCH ENGINE IS WAY BETTER THAN GOOGLE AND WILL GIVE LOTS OF RESULTS. YOU CAN USE GROUND SEEDS, CRACKERS, NUTS AND CEREALS AND DIFFERENT FLOURS; BAKING IS MORE HEALTHY THAN DEEP FRYING. GROUND NUTS GIVE CRUNCH AND FLAVOR, YOU CAN ALSO INCLUDE GROUND NUTS WITH CRUSED OR GROUND CEREALS. BUY A COFFEE GRINDER TO GRIND FLAX SEEDS, NUTS AND ANYTHING HARD THAT YOU WANT GROUND FINELY. GOOD LUCK.

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y u answered in caps????
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crush some nuts (like almonds and cashews) and put in on the chicken instead of bread crumbs... my mom recently started a diet and she makes her chicken like that instead

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Rice Flour will give you a light gluten free coating that works well bake or fried. If you're frying mixing in some corn starch will add crunch. Mochiko - a rice flour made of glutinous rice (NO Gluten despite name) will add a little sweetness

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When you crumble up and dry out a veggie burgher in a frying pan it ends up having the same texture and consistency as bread crumbs. And if you keep it a little moist and add a little low fat gravy it makes an epic stuffing.

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oatmeal

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semolina flour 1/2 it's sweeter then mix regular flour seasoning ect

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Wheat Germ... it can be a little chewier than bread crumbs, but it is a great source of fiber.

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Try oatmeal, place it into the food processor and grind to bread crumb consistency.

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Wheat germ is a nice substitute but it does contain gluten. You can use oatmeal although it is bland it is gluten free. Because oats are processed on the same equipment as wheat, which contains gluten, you can get traces of gluten in packaged oats. Only if it says "gluten free" can you be sure that it is.
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Pecans for pecan crusted anything. (Or almonds, walnuts.)

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red potatos

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