Oven-Fried Chicken Breasts

This recipe crisps chicken in the oven rather than in a skillet or deep-fat fryer, cutting down on calories and fat.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 25 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 2 pounds total)

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • Olive oil nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 ¼ cups crushed cornflakes

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or dried minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder or dried minced onion

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 Snipped fresh parsley


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine chicken and buttermilk. Seal bag; turn to coat chicken. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 8 hours, turning occasionally.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with foil; coat foil with nonstick cooking spray. Drain chicken, discarding excess buttermilk.

  3. In another large resealable plastic bag, combine crushed cornflakes, garlic, onion, paprika and pepper; seal bag. Shake well to combine. Add chicken, one piece at a time and shake the bag to coat the chicken well.

  4. Place chicken on the prepared baking sheet. Coat chicken with nonstick cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170 degrees Fahrenheit). Sprinkle with parsley before serving if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

272 Calories
4g Fat
23g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 272
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 23g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 35g 69%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Vitamin A 882IU 18%
Vitamin C 2mg 2%
Folate 155mcg 39%
Sodium 340mg 15%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 5mg 30%
Magnesium 37mg 9%
Potassium 527mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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