Cornmeal Oven Fried Chicken

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½ cup dry bread crumbs
½ cup cornmeal
⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¼ cup minced fresh parsley or 4 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
¾ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon pepper
½ cup buttermilk
1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up and skin removed
1 Tablespoon butter, melted


1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first nine ingredients.

2. Place the buttermilk in a shallow bowl.

3. Dip chicken in buttermilk, then add to bag, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.

4. Place in a 13 in. x 9 in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes; drizzle with butter. Bake 30 to 40 minutes longer or until juices run clear.

Yield: 6 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 serving equals:

244 calories
9 g fat (3 g saturated fat)
82 mg cholesterol
303 mg sodium
11 g carbohydrate
1 g fiber
27 g protein
Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, ½ fat