Pull out your cast iron for this Thanksgiving stalwart: It's the key to a perfect crust. Preheating the pan ensures that the batter gets nice and crispy. Balancing cornmeal with fiber-rich whole-wheat flour makes the bread a filling stand-in for stuffing. For the most benefits, use a stone-ground whole-grain cornmeal, which still has some of the nutrient-dense corn hull and germ intact.
Fried chicken is deeply satisfying when eaten hot, but the beauty of this recipe is that it is equally delicious, and keeps most of its crunch, when served cold or at room temperature. See our Chicken-Cutting Tutorial and Video to learn how to cut a whole bird into 10 pieces.