Taco Flavored Oven Fried Chicken

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 55 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a modified, lower fat version of the recipe that made the finals in this year's Pillsbury Bake-off.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put chicken breasts in large ziplock bag.
  2. Pour buttermilk over chicken in bag.
  3. Add one tablespoon of the taco seasoning to buttermilk/chicken.
  4. Marinate for at least 2 hours (you could probably skip this but I find that buttermilk tenderizes chicken) Mix breadcrumbs, flour, remaining taco seasoning, salt and pepper.
  5. Pour some of crumbs on a pie plate.
  6. Lift buttermilk coated chicken breasts out of bag and roll in crumbs.
  7. Or, you could do the shake and bake method.
  8. Spray pan with cooking spray.
  9. If you have a rack you can set on the pan, spray that.
  10. Set chicken pieces on rack on in pan.
  11. You could also use a broiler pan.
  12. Optional: Spray chicken pieces with butter flavored Pam if you have some around.
  13. Bake chicken pieces at 375 for about 35 to 40 minutes.
Most Helpful

This chicken was really easy to do, and had a nice Taco flavor. I like to have different recipes for oven fried chicken....as I try to make my families food healthier to eat.

Teresa Fadley February 22, 2002

This was fantastic. I made it for Sunday dinner with green beans, stuffing, etc. Very easy to make. The taco seasoning really adds great flavor to the breadcrumbs. I didn't have parmesan bread crumbs, so I mixed grated parmesan with plain bread crumbs, then added the taco seasoning and flour. Excellent meal. Thanks for posting the recipe Claire.

Mark H. February 25, 2002

Wow!!! I always thought that Taco flavour was a "beef" thing. Boy was I wrong!! This Taco flavoured chicken was terrific. I used bone in breasts and it worked like a charm. What a great and simple recipe. Thank you Claire

Tebo July 07, 2002