"Fried" Chicken

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 282 calories
    • Fat 10 g
    • Sat Fat 3 g
    • Cholesterol 100 mg
    • Sodium 1036 mg
    • Protein 35 mg
    • Carbohydrate 11 g
    • Fiber 1 g
    • Iron 2 mg
    • Calcium 101 mg

Ingredients

  1. Check 1 3 1/2-to 4-pound chicken, cut up
  2. Check 1 1/2cups buttermilk
  3. Check 2 garlic cloves, minced
  4. Check 3tablespoons gin (optional)
  5. Check 3/4cup dry bread crumbs
  6. Check 1/4cup grated Parmesan
  7. Check 2teaspoons salt
  8. Check 1teaspoon grated lemon zest
  9. Check 1/2teaspoon dried thyme leaves

Directions

  1. Remove and discard the skin from the chicken. Combine the chicken, buttermilk, garlic, and gin in a large resealable plastic bag. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Heat oven to 400° F. Lightly coat a large baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray.
  3. On a sheet of wax paper, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan, salt, lemon zest, and thyme. Roll the chicken pieces in the coating and place on the baking sheet, bone-side down.
  4. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, turning the chicken halfway through, or until crispy and the juices run clear when the chicken is pierced with a fork.