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Cornmeal Oven-Fried Chicken Recipe
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Cornmeal Oven-Fried Chicken Recipe

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This dish perks up the dinner table. Its flavorful cornmeal/bread-crumb coating is a good variation form the usual.—Deborah Williams, Peoria, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley or 4 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up and skin removed
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 244 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 303 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first nine ingredients. Place the buttermilk in a shallow bowl. Dip chicken in buttermilk, then add to bag, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes; drizzle with butter. Bake 30-40 minutes longer or until juices run clear. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cornmeal Oven-Fried Chicken in Taste of Home February/March 2009, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 244 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 303 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jun. 22, 2015

"Delicious and easy"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2015

"The chicken was juicy and delicious. I used italian bread crumbs, three cheese Parmesan blend, and added 2T buttermilk powder to the cornmeal mixture. I then dipped the chicken in fat free milk. I then took the 1T of butter, cut it in little pieces and put one piece on each of the 5 thighs I was using instead of drizzling them with the melted butter."

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Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"This was really good! I used boneless skinless chicken breasts and drumsticks because that's what we like to eat. I added 1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning and 1/4 tsp. cayenne and it turned out perfectly-- very moist and flavorful with just the right amount of kick. Mac and cheese and corn made a nice comfort food dinner on a cold fall evening!"

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Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"I agree that this could use a bit more seasoning, but the cornmeal coating was a hit with my kids and myself. I did put it under the broiler for about 5 minutes to darken the top."

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Reviewed Jul. 28, 2013

"I just made this for my residents at the senior home that I work in as cook. They loved it. I did not change a thing, just doubled the recipe, though I did soak my chicken overnight in buttermilk."

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