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Baked Fried Chicken

User Rating 5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


This great recipe for baked fried chicken, baked in the oven, from my fifth cookbook, Everything No Trans Fat Cookbook, is delicious and easy. Serve it with potato salad in the summer, and mashed potatoes and peas in the winter.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6 servings


  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 10 tablespoons butter, divided


Place chicken breasts in large baking dish and pour buttermilk over. Cover and refrigerate for one hour up to 24 hours. In medium bowl, combine flour, dry milk powder, salt, and pepper and mix well. Cut in 4 tablespoons butter until particles are fine. Cover and refrigerate.

When ready to cook, preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a heavy duty 15" x 10" jelly roll pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Remove chicken from buttermilk and discard buttermilk. Drain chicken, then drop into flour mixture, pressing to coat. Let chicken dry on wire rack for 20-30 minutes.

Cut 6 tablespoons butter into pieces and place in prepared pan. Place in oven for 4 to 5 minutes or until butter melts. Remove from oven and carefully place chicken in hot butter. Bake for 10 minutes, then turn chicken and bake for 10 to 14 minutes longer or until juices run clear and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Serve immediately, or let stand 20 minutes at room temperature, then cover and chill to serve cold.

Calories: 298.16
Fat: 10.64 grams
Saturated Fat: 6.02 grams
Trans Fat: 0.23 grams (natural)
Carbohydrates: 13.16 grams
Cholesterol: 105.71 mg

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 5 out of 5
Fabulous chicken!, Guest Amanda

I made this for a church picnic today and it was a total hit. The chicken is moist and tender and the coating is delicious and stayed crisp even after chilling. It's so much easier than frying chicken.

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