Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Low Cal Wednesday

Several years ago I wrote this recipe down from a talk show thinking I was going to make it. Just like everything else I had never attempted to make. I try not to be a big fan of anything deep fried. This chicken is fried in the oven and it was so juicy and tender and tons of flavor it felt like it was deep fried. From the first bite you can taste the cheese and the paprika, crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside . Looking forward to make this chicken when the hubby and I go fishing and pack it cold, it will be perfect to serve cold. The recipe calls for buttermilk, I used my little can of powdered buttermilk it worked just perfect. On the can they tell how to mix to make buttermilk. I am not sure but I bet the calories may even be lower by using the powder buttermilk. One serving equals 244 calories.
Buttermilk Basted Oven Fried Cornmeal Chicken

1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup minced parsley flakes
3/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 broiler/fryer chicken cut up and skin removed
1 tablespoon butter melted

In a large plastic bag combine all of the dry ingredients. Pour buttermilk in a shallow bowl. Dip chicken in buttermilk then add to the bag of dry ingredients and shake to coat.
Place in 13-in x 9- in baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake ate 375 for ten minutes; drizzle with butter. Bake additional 30 to 40 minutes or until juices run clear.


Mary said...

This one is a keeper. I'm in the process of trying to replace some of my really old fish recipes. I have just the spot for this one.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Annette this is definitely going on my menu for next week. Oven frying is so much easier, less messy and healthy!

Julie Pia said...

Whoa momma! This looks way too good!

Anonymous said...

Oven fried chicken sounds great and much healthier!

Donna-FFW said...

Oh, your description of this has me craving it! Looks fantastic and I like this healthy version!

teresa said...

Mmm, I love the healthier version, this looks wonderful!

Lynda said...

Oh, this looks so good and crispy!
I make a similar dish only mine does not have cornmeal, which I bet really enhances the flavor and crispiness! Yum!

Reeni♥ said...

This looks crispy and delicious! And nicely-seasoned!

Katy ~ said...

The crispy coating sounds FAB! I mostly oven fry my chicken with the old corn flake recipe I grew up with, but I think this sounds even better! Can't wait to try it.

Norah said...

That sounds really good! I much prefer oven fried over deep fried.

lisa said...

Your chicken looks delicious. Sounds great with the parmesan and paprika!