Low-Fat Oven-Fried Chicken

  • Prep Time: 1 hrs 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 50 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “I found this tender, tasty chicken recipe in a recent issue of Cooking Light. It is tender inside with a nice crisp crust! Prep time includes 1 hour of marinating time.”

    Ingredients

  • 3/4 cuplow-fat buttermilk
  • 2chicken breast halves, skinned( about 1 pound)
  • 2chicken drumsticks, skinned( about 1/2 pound)
  • 2chicken thighs, skinned( about 1/2 pound)
  • 1/2 cupall-purpose flour
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 1/2 teaspoonground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoonwhite pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoonground cumin
  • cooking spray
  • Directions

  • Combine chicken pieces and buttermilk in a large zip-top bag and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour, turning occasionally.
  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Combine flour and seasonings in another large plastic bag.
  • Remove chicken from first bag (discarding marinade) and shake in flour mixture one piece at a time.
  • Shake off excess flour.
  • Place chicken pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Lightly coat chicken with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until done, turning after 20 minutes.
  • Reviews

  • “Liked how the buttermilk made it moist–hubby liked it as is.Altho i am a huge fan of cumin, i was surprised to find that i didn’t care for it here!will definitely do this again, but next time will try rosemary, garlic, basil, oregano, etc.”

  • “Nice flavour. Spices were not overpowering. The crust stuck to the pan when I turned the chicken over — maybe because I didn’t use parchment paper? The chicken took about 45 minutes (instead of 35) to cook completely. I would definitely make this again.”

  • “I used a whole chicken which I quartered and baked it on at oiled rack at 200C fan forced for 50 minutes though I did leave the skin on and the chicken was nice and moist with the outside being crunchy.When I went to make it I discovered I had no cumin left so subbed chinese five spice and we really enjoyed this especially the DH who is not at all keen on cumin.Thank you Sharlen-W, made for Healthy Choices ABC Tage game.”

  • “Okay, 2 stars may be harsh. But I followed instructions (incl. using parchment paper), and not only did the coating stay on the parchment rather than the chicken, but it never actually formed a crust. It was more like a white, flour-y mush. Not sure what went wrong.”

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