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Spicy Breaded Chicken Recipe
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Spicy Breaded Chicken Recipe

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"This is one of our favorite ways to make chicken. The coating really stays on, and the pan is easy to clean afterward," writes Polly Coumos of Mogadore, Ohio. "Besides being low-sodium, the recipe contains no added fat. The seasoning can be adjusted according to your taste. We like to pack this chicken cooked and chilled for picnics."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 pounds), cut into pieces and skinned

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 233 calories, 154 mg sodium, 93 mg cholesterol, 8 g carbohydrate, 31 g protein, 8 g fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch


  1. In a plastic bag, mix bread crumbs, milk powder, chili powder, garlic powder and dry mustard; set aside. Place milk in a shallow pan. Dip chicken pieces into milk, then place in bag and shake to coat. Place chicken, bone side down, in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with vegetable cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 50 to 55 minutes or until juices run clear. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Breaded Chicken in Taste of Home June/July 1993, p18

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2014

"I use this breading on baked pork chops. It's the only way my hubby will eat them"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"I used boneless chicken breasts and cut them down to have spicy chicken tenders. My guys loved it!"

Reviewed May. 4, 2009

"Can I use this recipe on the chicken pieces with skin?"

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2008

"My husband loves fried chicken, but I never had much success making it for him until I tried this recipe. His principal criterion for good chicken is how it tastes cold and this meets his standard. Everybody else willingly gobbles it hot or cold!"

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