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Oatmeal Baked Chicken

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.
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.

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  • Lisa
    Jul 22, 2019

    The visual impact is great! BUT isn’t tasty, the texture of the oat is dry and a little mushy but not crunchy properly and the chicken meat is totally unflavored. My 2 stars are just for how this plate looks like.

  • gunslinger
    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

  • stovergirl
    Apr 23, 2012

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

  • Lphant
    Dec 2, 2010

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

  • farmerb
    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.

  • momsdacat
    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!!!!