Crisp-Baked Chicken

  • Servings: 4
Crisp-Baked Chicken

Ingredients

  • Oil, for baking sheet
  • 8 slices white bread
  • 2 1/4 ounces Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 4 pounds chicken pieces (preferably legs, thighs, and wings), rinsed and patted dry

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Oil a baking sheet. In a food processor, grind the bread into fine crumbs.

  2. In a shallow bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, thyme, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. In a second large bowl, combine the buttermilk, Tabasco, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add the chicken, turning to coat.

  3. Remove one piece of chicken from buttermilk mixture, shaking off excess liquid. Drop into the breadcrumb mixture and turn to coat. Place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken.

  4. Bake for 40 minutes, rotating pans halfway through cooking.

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