Spicy Oven-Fried Chicken

Marinate the skinless, boneless chicken breast halves in a spicy buttermilk mixture before coating with crumbs and oven-frying.

Spicy Oven-Fried Chicken
Servings: 4 Prep 5 mins Chill 4 hrs Bake 350°F 30 mins


  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1-1/2 pounds total)
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Make It

1. In a large bowl, whisk buttermilk, hot sauce, mustard, garlic, pepper and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.

2. In a large bowl, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan, flour, thyme, paprika, cayenne, remaining 1 teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons of the oil; mix well. Remove chicken from marinade; place in seasoned bread crumb mixture. Turn to coat. Place chicken on a baking rack and let sit for 20 minutes so that crumbs will adhere better.

3. Meanwhile, put remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a rimmed baking sheet and place in oven; heat oven to 400 degrees F. After about 5 minutes, place chicken on heated baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes or until crispy, golden and baked through. Serve with roasted potatoes and green beans, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 371, Fat, total (g): 13, chol. (mg): 103, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 17, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 45, sodium (mg): 963, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.