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Cooking On The Couch: ‘Unfried Chicken’ With Roasted Brussels Sprouts

NEW YORK (WLNY) – Art Smith was once Oprah Winfrey’s personal chef, coordinating her high-profile functions around the world.

He recently lost 120 pounds by changing his eating habits.

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He joined The Couch with his new cookbook “Healthy Comfort” (released May 7th) and to demo one of his favorite dishes.

‘Unfried Chicken’ With Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Serves 4

For the chicken:
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon Louisiana Hot Sauce or another hot sauce
4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, cut in half
1½ cups multigrain or whole wheat panko bread crumbs
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne
1½ teaspoons onion powder
1½ teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika

For the brussels sprouts:
16 brussels sprouts, cut in half
1½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the garnish:
1 lemon, quartered

METHOD To prepare the chicken: Preheat the oven to 400˚F. In a mixing bowl, mix the buttermilk and hot sauce. Submerge the chicken pieces in the buttermilk and soak in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour but no more than 24 hours.

In a gallon-size plastic bag, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan, black pepper, cayenne, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Seal the bag and shake until well mixed. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk and transfer directly to the bag with the bread crumb mixture. Shake the bag until the chicken breasts are evenly coated with the bread crumbs. Remove the chicken breasts from the bag and lay flat on a nonstick baking sheet. Refrigerate, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Bake the chicken for 20 to 25 minutes or until just cooked through.

To prepare the brussels sprouts: Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Place brussels sprouts in a medium mixing bowl, toss with the olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Spread the brussels sprouts in a medium ovenproof baking dish and roast for 20 minutes or until caramelized and tender.

ASSEMBLY Divide the chicken and brussels sprouts among 4 serving plates, and squeeze the lemon over the chicken.

Per serving: 427 calories 12 g fat 3 g sat fat 79 mg chol 349 mg sodium 45 g carb 6 g sugar 9 g fiber 40 g protein 185 mg calcium