Rating: 3.02 stars
155 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 65
  • 2 star values: 38
  • 1 star values: 8

Served with slaw or potato salad, this chicken dinner will feel like an indoor picnic. Any leftover chicken will make a great school lunch.

Everyday Food, March/April 2003

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Generously rub a baking sheet with oil. In a food processor, pulse bread until it turns into coarse crumbs.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together buttermilk, hot-pepper sauce, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. In a separate bowl, mix breadcrumbs, Parmesan, thyme, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

  • Place the chicken in the buttermilk mixture, turning to coat evenly. Working with one piece at a time, remove chicken from liquid, letting excess drip back into bowl; dredge in the breadcrumb mixture, turning to coat evenly. Place coated chicken pieces on prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake until chicken is golden brown, about 35 minutes.

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Reviews (17)

155 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 65
  • 2 star values: 38
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: Unrated
05/30/2012
Great! A little advice: when you dress the salad ,put the vinegar first, then the olive oil, otherwise oil stops wetting salad leafs by vinegar.
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01/04/2011
Any suggestions on how to keep the breadcrumbs from clumping up? As I dipped more and more buttermilk soaked chicken into the breadcrumb mixture, they all clumped together and the last pieces did not get as good of coverage as the first.
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05/29/2010
Love it! Probably the tastiest "fried" style chicken dish I have made. I went with dried oregano over thyme and some extra habanero based hot sauce. I also paired it with the carrot-cumin slaw, and blueberry crumb cake for desert. Great Food Fast has been very good to me!
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04/20/2010
I added a bit of barbecue sauce (UK levi roots' reggae sauce) with the buttermilk and substituted chili flakes to hot pepper sauce, I also added more fresh parmesan cheeese and it was absolutely delicious!
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03/10/2009
Easy and great tasting. I prepared the chicken ahead of time and kept it in the fridge until I was ready to cook it. My family loved it.
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01/21/2009
Leave the chicken in the buttermilk mixture for at least one day. The chicken should be moist like when placed in a brine.
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12/16/2008
ROFL on the buttermilk comment! Here in Alabama, buttermilk is also a staple and never considered anyone not knowing what it is!
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12/12/2008
I'm from Georgia, so maybe my location has a lot to do with this, but I sincerely laughed out loud when she said "surprisingly there's no butter in buttermilk"...I thought everyone knew what buttermilk is. Here you can buy it by the gallon! I guess everything is exotic to someone. :)
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12/12/2008
Great cold . It was great to bring to a friend who is layed up in bed.
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08/27/2008
My family and all my friends loved this recipe. I was so easy to make... Great recipe for the busy mom.
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08/14/2008
I used drumsticks and thighs and took the skins off. I also tripled the thyme and added poultry seasoning and my kids and husband loved it. It's even better left over. Although I would say the prep time is more like 20 minutes. This is a great chicken recipe for the whole family.
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05/01/2008
This is my family's very favorite chicken recipe. My daughter LOVES it! Goes very well with the carrot cumin slaw.
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04/01/2008
Did not bake well at all. It also lacked flavor, despite the hot-pepper sauce. I would not bother with this recipe.
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03/30/2008
I used plain yogurt instead of buttermilk ,and added caujun seasoning to it to marinate, before coating with breadcrumbs to bake. Taste great and my husband loves it.
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03/11/2008
Tried this recipe with chicken breasts hoping that the buttermilk would make them moist. Big mistake. Not the best tasting recipe, but will try next time with dark meat to see if the taste improves.
Rating: Unrated
02/10/2008
really easy to make. I think the drumsticks turned out the best. Not the best chicken recipe I've tried on this site, but it is decent.
Rating: Unrated
02/06/2008
Should have used skinless because my grandson said it was good but kind of greasy.