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Cornmeal and Herb Chicken Coating

Forget buying those shake-and-bake mixes when you can make this delicious one in no time at all. It is the tastiest chicken ever.—Vera A. Head, Cumming, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    Recipe makes enough coating for three chickens, 2-1/2 to 3 lbs. each


  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano


  • Combine all ingredients. To use, place 1 cup mixture in a shallow dish or bowl; toss chicken pieces until coated. Place on a baking pan and bake at 350° for 1 hour. Store unused mixture in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
5 tablespoons: 104 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 1552mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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