Crispy Baked Barbecued Chicken

"I love this seasoning mix and sometimes double it to get more crunch. It came from Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook with only two slight adaptations. I usually have to dry slices of bread in my oven & send them through the food processor to crumb, but I usually have all of these ingredients on hand."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Oven temp 375F degrees.
  • Combine bread crumbs, brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, dry mustard, and celery seed.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Brush each chicken piece with melted butter.
  • Roll in crumb mixture to coat.
  • Arrange chicken, skin side up and so pieces don't touch, in a shallow baking pan.
  • Sprinkle with any remaining crumb mixture.
  • Bake, uncovered, in a 375 oven about 50 minutes or till tender.
  • Do Not Turn!
  • Makes 6 servings.

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  1. This was delicious and moist, even the breasts! I used homemade dry bread crumbs and did everything the same except I added about half a tsp of dry Good Seasons Italian Dressing mix. My husband loved it and so did I. Thanks so much for a great recipe! Will definitly be making this one again.
  2. Extremely moist chicken with great flavor and crunch. Couldn't be easier to prepare. I used only chicken breasts which turned out very tender.
  3. This was so easy and it turned out so moist and tender. I did make my own bread crumbs but had everything else on hand (we apparently have that in common). I am glad I started playing the games in the game room or I never would have searched out all of the wonderful recipes I have been getting including this one. I tripled the crumbs and spices because I wanted the back portions coated as well (it is my preferred piece) and I was able to heavily coat the pieces. It was awesome. I will do it again, and again, and again. It was so moist. Absolutely wonderful!!
  4. I love this recipe and have used it for years. I also use it for boneless pork chops and they are moist and delicious every time.
  5. This recipe is divine!!! I´ll do it again very soon!


  1. This was fantastic. I have been craving BBq'd chicken for some time now. This was a better alternative. I used olive oil in place of the butter to coat the chicken before the breadcrumb mixture. I served this with potato salad and corn. Thank you for the great dinner recipe!



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