AGEs

6 Ingredient Fried Chicken, A Tale of Caution

Recipe alert! I call this da boom chicken (don't ask).

Ingredients:

  • Chicken thighs
  • 1 egg
  • Rye flour (for my wheat allergic friend)
  • Shiz ton o oil
  • Salt 
  • Pepper

Instructions:

  • Beat egg
  • Dip chicken in egg
  • Roll in flour (add salt and pepper to flour to taste)
  • Place in hot oil
    • Avocado oil is my preference, and is better for higher heat cooking than some other fats, including olive oil, because it is more heat stable, which means it doesn't break down and create dangerous compounds as readily as olive oil can (for example)
  • Fry til brown and crispy
  • Eat

Disclaimer: In addition to the creation of dangerous compounds from the fat/oil used, frying can lead to the formation of AGEs, which can cause oxidative stress and inflammation (linked to all sorts of chronic disease). Using a lower cooking temp (did these on medium), and adding acid (lemon juice) can help reduce AGEs formation. 

So... enjoy, take cautionary measures, and don't eat this daily. 

Info on AGEs: 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3704564/#!po=10.1852