Crispy Buttermilk Oven-Fried Chicken (Makeover)

Crispy Buttermilk Oven-Fried Chicken (Makeover)

  • 15 Minutes Prep1 Hour 15 Minutes Total
  • 5 Servings
  • 280 Calories per Serving
From Betty's Soul Food Collection... The secret’s revealed! You can have oven-fried chicken that’s moist on the inside and crispy, crunchy on the outside—just like pan-fried but with much less fat.

Ingredient List

  • 1 cup corn flakes cereal
  • 1/2 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1 cut-up whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 lb), skin removed
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • Cooking spray


  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Line 13x9-inch pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray.
  2. Place cereal in food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and crush with rolling pin or meat mallet. In shallow dish, mix crushed cereal, the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, poultry seasoning, black pepper, paprika, salt and ground red pepper.
  3. In another shallow dish, place chicken. Pour buttermilk over chicken pieces, turning to coat all sides. Remove chicken pieces, one at a time, from buttermilk, then dip in cereal mixture, turning to coat completely; shake off excess. Place chicken pieces, bone sides down, in pan. Spray top of chicken with cooking spray.
  4. Bake uncovered 50 to 60 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest piece is cut to bone (170°F for breasts; 180°F for thighs and drumsticks).

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Total Fat 8g 13%, Saturated Fat 2 1/2g 11%, Cholesterol 95mg 32%, Sodium 380mg 16%, Potassium 340mg 10%, Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%, Dietary Fiber 1g 5%, Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 4%, Iron 20%, Vitamin D 6%, Vitamin E 2%, Thiamin 15%, Riboflavin 20%, Niacin 60%, Vitamin B6 35%, Folic Acid 15%, Vitamin B12 10%, Pantothenic Acid 15%, Phosphorus 25%, Magnesium 8%, Zinc 15%, Selenium 40%, Copper 6%, Manganese 10%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 280, Calories from Fat 70, Trans Fat 0g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Soluble Fiber 0g, Insoluble Fiber 0g, Sugars 1g, Protein 33g, Beta-Carotene 10%, Omega-3 0g, Carbohydrate Choice 1, Starch 1, Fruit 0, Other Carbohydrate 0, Skim Milk 0, Low-Fat Milk 0, Milk 0, Vegetable 0, Very Lean Meat 0, Lean Meat 4, Medium-Fat Meat 0, High-Fat Meat 0, Fat 0, Fruits 0c, Vegetables 0c, Grains 1oz-eq, Meat & Beans 4oz-eq, Dairy 0c, Fats & Oils 0tsp