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BUTTERMILK OVEN FRIED CHICKEN


Fried chicken without the grease.



Printed from THEGUTSYGOURMET.NET

INGREDIENTS:
1  1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk

1  tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon garlic powder, divided

2  teaspoons salt

2  teaspoons dried thyme, divided

1  teaspoon dried sage

1  teaspoon paprika

1/2  teaspoon black pepper

2  1/2  pounds chicken pieces, skin removed

Nonstick cooking spray

1  1/2  cups panko bread crumbs*

1/4  cup all-purpose flour

*Panko bread crumbs are light, crispy, Japanese-style bread crumbs. They can be found in the
Asian aisle of most supermarkets. Unseasoned dry bread crumbs can be substituted.

METHOD:
1.	Whisk buttermilk, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, salt, 1 teaspoon thyme, sage, paprika and pepper
in large bowl until well blended. Add chicken; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 5 hours or
overnight.

2.	Preheat oven to 400F. Line 2 baking sheets with foil; spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

3.	Combine bread crumbs, flour, remaining 1 teaspoon garlic powder and 1 teaspoon thyme in
large shallow bowl. Remove chicken from buttermilk mixture, allowing excess to drip off. Coat
chicken pieces one at a time with crumb mixture. Shake off excess crumbs. Place on prepared
baking sheets; let stand 10 minutes.

4.	Spray tops of chicken pieces with cooking spray. Bake about 50 minutes or until chicken is golden
brown and juices run clear, turning once and spraying with additional cooking spray halfway through
baking time.



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