Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Oatmeal Parmesan Oven Fried Chicken

Oatmeal Parmesan Oven Fried Chicken
3-4 chicken breasts
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 cup flour
1 cup regular oats
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp oregano
salt and pepper

1. Place flour in a gallon size ziplock bag and place chicken, one at a time in the flour and shake to coat.
2. Pour buttermilk into a small bowl. Dip chicken into buttermilk.
3. Combine oatmeal, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, oregano, and thyme in a shallow pan. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and place each chicken breast in the oatmeal mixture. Coat thoroughly.
4. Cover a baking pan with foil and lay a greased cooling rack on top. Place chicken breasts on the rack.
5. Bake at 350º for 45 minutes.\

Place flour in a ziplock bag and dredge chicken on piece at a time. Coat thoroughly.

Pour buttermilk in a small bowl:

Dip chicken into buttermilk:

Combine breading ingredients:

Place chicken on top and coat thoroughly again.

Place a cooling rack on top of a baking pan which is lined with aluminum foil. Make sure to spray the rack with cooking spray. This keeps the bottom of the chicken nice and crisp!

Bake at 350º for about 45 minutes. Smaller chicken breasts will require less baking time. It comes out crunchy and delicious.

I served it with a green salad and polenta rounds.


The Diva on a Diet said...

Vickie, this looks insanely good! What a great way to enjoy "fried" chicken ... without actually frying it. I cannot wait to make this. Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

Where do you get the polenta rounds?

Vickie said...

Thanks Diva!

Anonymous: I bought a package of prepared polenta at World Market and sliced it into rounds. You can also find prepared polenta in most grocery stores, usually in the produce section. After I sliced it, I browned it on my griddle. I was going to post it but we were not really impressed with the flavor. I am going to try doing the same thing with cheese grits.

The Diva on a Diet said...

Hi Vickie! I hope you don't mind but I'm linking to this post today. I adapted this chicken recipe for a meal last night and it was outstanding!! I needed fried chicken, but didn't want to fry it and immediately thought of this post. It was SO good.

I've changed the recipe a bit to fit my diet, but just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed it. Thank you so much for posting this!!!

Vickie said...

I don't mind at all. Feel free to do that anytime. I am really glad you enjoyed it!