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Savory Oven-Fried Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + marinating Bake: 50 min.


4 servings

You won't believe how moist this chicken is. It has a nicely seasoned crumb crust that bakes up to a golden color. It's tasty, healthy and easy.—Ranee Bullard, Evans, Georgia
Savory Oven-Fried Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves (12 ounces each), skin removed
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Cooking spray


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the buttermilk, mustard, garlic and pepper sauce. Add the chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Drain and discard marinade.
  2. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, paprika, baking powder, thyme, salt and pepper. Add chicken, one at a time, and shake to coat.
  3. Place chicken bone side down on a rack in a shallow baking pan. Spritz chicken with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 50-60 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast: 355 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 153mg cholesterol, 394mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 58g protein.

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