The Neelys Buttermilk Baked Chicken

READY IN: 13hrs 45mins
Recipe by mrsmeador

Delicious, homestyle southern chicken. Zippy, tangy, crunchy- what's not to love? I posted this recipe because I wanted the nutritional content, it came from Food Network's "Down Home with the Neelys."

Top Review by nadaho

Great recipe! I like the fact that it contains no added fat. The buttermilk gives it a nice moist and tender texture and the corn flakes add just the right amount of crispness. I cut the amount of Parmesan cheese to 1/3 cup to suit our personal taste, but otherwise followed the directions given. We will definitely have this dish again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Fit a sheet tray with a wire rack and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Mix together buttermilk, lemon juice, hot sauce, onion, thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper to a large bowl. Add chicken and coat with mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 3 hours or up 12 hours.
  3. Mix corn flakes, Parmesan cheese, and thyme together. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Remove chicken from the marinade, letting the excess drip off, and dredge through the corn flake-Parmesan mixture, pressing to help it adhere.
  5. Place on the wire rack-fitted sheet tray and bake for 45 minutes until golden and crisp.
  6. Cook's Note: Remove the skin to save calories. Soaking chicken in buttermilk leaves the chicken incredibly moist with a delicious flavor.

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