Spicy Picnic Chicken

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

This recipe was given to me some time ago...still don't know why it's called "picnic" chicken...I do know that it is very good.

Top Review by Happy Harry 2

This dish made a very nice dinner for my students last nite! I served it with recipe#127490 and recipe#130664. The reason it just got 4 stars is that the breading did not cling to the skinless chicken very well. I suggest dredging the chicken in the flour before dipping into the buttermilk. I also cut the salt to 1/2 tsp as the seasoning mix already contained salt. As usual, with hungry college guys, nothing was left over. Next time, I will put a piece away to try cold the next day! Yes, I agree with you, Kittencal...don't know why it is called "picnic" chicken. I think I would rename it "Chicken Ole", lol!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) packageold el paso taco seasoning mix
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 14 cup flour
  • 1 -2 teaspoon salt
  • pepper
  • 8 pieces bone-in chicken (preferably without skin)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray a broiler pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a shallow bowl, combine buttermilk and 1 tbsp of Taco seasoning mix; mix well In another bowl, combine remaining taco seasoning mix, bread crumbs, flour, salt and pepper; mix well.
  4. Dip chicken pieces in buttermilk mixture; coat with bread crumb mixture.
  5. Place on broiler pan; let stand for 10 minutes.
  6. Drizzle chicken with melted butter.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until juices run clear.

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