Crunchy Baked Chicken Recipe
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Crunchy Baked Chicken Recipe

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One bite of tender chicken in a crunchy golden coating explains why I give this recipe such a workout. Besides serving it at home for the two of us, I make a big batch for our senior group at church. —Essie Malatt of Converse, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup fat-free Western salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 bone-in chicken breast halves (10 ounces each), skin removed
  • 2-1/2 cups crushed cornflakes
  • DIPPING SAUCE (not shown):
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup fat-free Western salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 chicken breast half with 2 tablespoons sauce) equals 278 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 888 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 lean meat, 1 starch.

Directions

  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the salad dressing, chili powder and salt. Dip chicken in the mixture, then roll in cornflakes. Place in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.
  2. Meanwhile, for sauce, combine green pepper and onion in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1-1/2 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and cook 30-60 seconds longer or until heated through. Serve with chicken. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Crunchy Baked Chicken in Light & Tasty April/May 2001, p29

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 chicken breast half with 2 tablespoons sauce) equals 278 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 888 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 lean meat, 1 starch.

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Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"I haven't tried the recipe, but to answer a previous question. We buy Western Salad Dressing. It's made by Wishbone. google Western Salad dressing & you should find it. I don't know if the recipe is referring to this dressing or not."

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"What is Western Salad Dressing?"

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Reviewed Mar. 24, 2011

"Love the Dipping Sauce. I used boneless skinless chicken and made my own Western salad dressing. But it was very yummy."

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