Crispy Baked Buttermilk Chicken
Recipe type: Chicken Dinner
Total time: 
Serves: 4
A crispy, healthier "fried" chicken you bake in your oven!
  • 8 large chicken drumsticks, skin removed
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp poultry seasoning
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Juice of ½ a lemon (approx 1½ Tbsp)
  • Cooking spray
  • ⅔ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ½ cup crushed cornflake crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  1. Put drumsticks in a medium bowl and season with salt, paprika, poultry seasoning, garlic powder and pepper. Pour buttermilk and lemon juice over chicken, cover and refrigerate 6-8 hours, or up to 24 hours.
  2. When ready to cook, preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  3. For coating, combine panko, cornflake crumbs, Parmesan and seasonings in a shallow dish. Remove chicken from buttermilk mixture and dredge each piece in crumb mixture, thoroughly coating all sides. Put on prepared baking sheet, spray tops of chicken with cooking spray, and bake 40-45 minutes, until golden brown and chicken is cooked through.
Recipe by Hidden Ponies at