Oven Fried Buttermilk Chicken - Low Fat, but Tasty!

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Brandess

This chicken is a great alternative to the heart attack on a plate fried chicken without sacrificing the texture and flavor of a good home made 'fried' chicken. I've been tweaking this recipe for some time and I have it just where we like it. My hublet loves this recipe, as do I.

Top Review by Chef Buggsy Mate

What a wonderful chicken recipe...truly a keeper! Even my daughter who does not care for chicken gave this recipe 5 stars! I used Melba toast and not bagel chips for the coating. I will definitely be making this recipe again.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Set a rack on a foil lined baking sheet. Spray the rack generously with cooking spray.
  2. Finely grind the cereal and toasts together in a food processor. Transfer crumbs to a large gallon size plastic bag. Add the oil, salt, cayenne, paprika, and ground pepper and toss to mix thoroughly.
  3. Whisk the buttermilk and Dijon mustard together in a medium shallow bowl. Add chicken to buttermilk/Dijon and turn to coat all the pieces evenly. Drop the chicken into the plastic bag, seal and shake until each piece is evenly coated.
  4. Place coated pieces on the prepared rack. Spray the chicken pieces evenly with cooking spray, and bake until the coating crisps and browns, approximately 35 to 40 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a platter and serve hot or at room temperature.
  6. Cook's note: I like to cook the chicken on the bone for a real moist and juicy chicken experience. If you can't find bone-in skinless chicken, simply pull off the skin before coating. Chicken breast halves can be quite large. To get a healthy 6 ounce portion, cut the breast pieces crosswise with a heavy knife into pieces about the same size as a chicken thigh.

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