Southern-Style Oven Fried Chicken

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Another WW recipe that I've added to my collection. YUMMY! You won't believe it isn't really fried. Serving size is 1 chicken breast (4 oz.)(5 WW points)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 365ºF.
  2. Lightly coat an 8 X 8 X 2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  3. Combine flour, salt and cayenne pepper together in a medium-size bowl.
  4. Place buttermilk and corn flakes crumbs in 2 separate shallow bowls.
  5. Roll chicken breast halves in flour mixture and evenly coat each side.
  6. Next dip chicken into buttermilk and then corn flakes crumbs.
  7. Place coated chicken breasts in prepared baking dish.
  8. Bake until chicken is tender and no longer pink, about 20 minutes (there is no need to flip the chicken during baking).
  9. NOTE: The first time I made this my chicken breasts were about 6-8 ounces a piece.
  10. It ended up taking about 45-50 minutes to cook.
Most Helpful

Easy and very tasty! I had large chicken breasts that took about 35 minutes to cook but were nice & tender. Thanks! This is a keeper.

HisPixie August 27, 2011

I used 2% milk instead of buttermilk, that is what I had on hand. This was a very easy and good recipe.

Chef Jen #1 January 10, 2010

What a great dish. Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. I soaked the chicken in the buttermilk for an hour or so. I served with a broccoli slaw. After making this several times I decided that I like them baked till a touch past the colden brown stage.

riffraff December 07, 2007