Monday, September 24, 2012

Crispy Oven-Baked Chicken

Now this recipe is one you have to try
if you want something
little extra Pizzazz!

It has a marinade so this is one you prepare in advance and cook later.

Crispy Oven-Baked Chicken


8 6-8 ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups plain bread crumbs
1-2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
3 Tablespoons hot pepper sauce (I modified this, b/c I was afraid it would be too hot for my kids to eat - I only used 1 tablespoon)
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt (optional)

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, and salt (if using it). Add the chicken and marinade in the refrigerator for 2 to 12 hours (the longer you marinade the more intense the flavor will be).
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  3. Remove chicken from marinade, add bread crumbs to the marinade, and mix well
  4. Coat chicken thoroughly with mixture
  5. Spread oil over the bottom of a shallow 9" x 13" baking dish.  Arrange the chicken in the dish and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.  Turn chicken over, reduce heat to 325 degrees, and cook for an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until juices run clear
Serving size: 5 ounces (makes 8 servings)
Calorie: 300
Fat Total: 12grams
Saturated Fat: 2grams
Carbohydrates: 20grams
Fiber: 1gram
Protein: 26grams

I served this with a baked potato, fresh steamed asparagus, and a loaded veggie side spinach salad.

Have you tried this recipe? If so, I would love to hear your thoughts.  If not, what are you waiting for? Get busy in the kitchen!

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