Fried chicken is the quintessential summer food. But it has a bad reputation for being unhealthy, and it's true, traditional versions tend to be heavy on the calories and fat. But luckily, it doesn't have to be that way! We've got three different twists on the traditional fried chicken recipe that are delicious and low in calories. So go ahead, enjoy this delectable Southern fare, guilt-free!

3 Healthy Alternatives To Traditional Fried Chicken

1. Crispy Picnic Chicken: If the fried taste is what you're after, then look no further. This delicious chicken dish tastes fried, but it's actually baked. And with just 317 calories and 9 grams of fat, you get all of the good and almost none of the bad. It's a win-win!

2. Southern "Fried" Chicken Burgers: If you're in the mood for a burger, but want to try something other than traditional beef, why not try this "fried" chicken burger? All you need is some grilled vegetables and a cold beer, and you're set!

3. Country Oven-Fried Chicken: We promise, this fried chicken recipe is just as tasty as mom's homemade and it's healthier too (shh, don't tell her that!). The cornflakes add some crunch, while the Cajun seasoning provides just the right amount of spice. Yum!