Spicy Picnic Chicken

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Kittencal@recipezazz

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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