Chicken can be cooked in many different ways depending on what part of the chicken you’re preparing and what you want the final dish to taste like. Today we are going to compare roasted chicken vs crispy chicken. One is definitely healthier than the other, but some people believe it’s tastier. Guess you’ll have to try both cooking methods to see which you like best!
In the meantime, let’s learn more about roasted chicken and a crispy chicken and how they are different from one another.
Roasted chicken is a popular dish that’s prepared by roasting chicken in an oven or rotisserie. This method of cooking uses the chicken’s own juices and fats to add flavor and juiciness. The fat and juices circulate through the meat during the roasting process, which is why a rotary grill is most efficient.
Roasted chicken is a healthy choice, especially compared to fried chicken. The rotisserie method drains the fat, while fried chicken absorbs it. To make rotisserie chicken even healthier, remove the skin and stick to white meat. A 3.5-ounce serving of roasted chicken (without skin) has about 4.5 grams of fat and 173 calories. Not bad!
Crispy chicken consists of chicken pieces that are coated with seasoned flour or batter and then fried. The breading adds a crisp coating to the exterior while retaining juices inside the meat. Fried chicken is tasty, but it does have a lot more fat and calories compared to roasted chicken.
With the skin, one 3.5-ounce serving of fried chicken is 12 grams of fat and 246 calories. But just like with roasted chicken, you can remove the skin to make crispy chicken healthier. And due to a more health-conscious society, more people are making their own versions of crispy chicken using plain breadcrumbs and the oven.
On a regular basis, it’s best to eat chicken oven roasted or grilled. Watch your portion sizes and stick to white meat when possible. Fried chicken, on the other hand, should be eaten in moderation. It is delicious, and there are times when it’s okay to eat. But on a regular basis, you’ll want to avoid frying your foods in oil.
La Rosa Chicken and Grill serves chicken in a variety of ways - roasted, grilled, and fried. We use high-quality ingredients, including hormone-free chicken. We also make our own sides so that you can put together a healthy and balanced meal for the whole family! Stop in today at one of our locations to try our roasted or crispy chicken!