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Oatmeal Baked Chicken Recipe

Oatmeal Baked Chicken Recipe

This recipe proves you can have fried chicken without a lot of fuss. The chili powder and cumin add a subtle spiciness that appeals to everyone.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted


  • 1. Coat a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. In a shallow bowl or large resealable plastic bag, combine oats, paprika, chili powder, salt if desired, garlic powder, cumin and pepper. Dip chicken in milk, then coat with oat mixture. Place in prepared baking dish. Drizzle with butter. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 45-50 minutes or until juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with skim milk and margarine and without added salt) equals 316 calories, 146 mg sodium, 62 mg cholesterol, 24 g carbohydrate, 28 g protein, 12 g fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Reviews for Oatmeal Baked Chicken

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Reviewed Jul. 15, 2013

"I was looking for a baked " fried " chicken recipe when I found this one. I never thought of coating chicken with oatmeal and since I was looking for a healthy version of fried this certainly fit . I was surprised at how tasty it was! The seasoning blend and the oatmeal gave it a crispy deliciously different taste that we loved"

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2012

"the oatmeal turned out chunky on my chicken. Looked ugly but tasted all right. A little bland"

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"My husband loved the spicy hint to this chicken and I loved the extra fiber from the oatmeal coating!"

Reviewed Aug. 27, 2009

"This was ok. It was a nice alternative to cornflake breading, because I rarely have cornflakes in the house. I think I would add more seasoning next time."

Reviewed Apr. 30, 2008

"I'm trying this right now. A real Quick good meal for tomorrows lunches and for the rest of the day. Yummy!!!!"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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