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Southern-style oven fried chicken

4 - 6
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
35 min
15 min
20 min
Our theme this week: "You won't believe you're on a diet" recipes. This oven-fried chicken was a cinch for this category!


All-purpose flour

½ cup(s)

Table salt

¼ tsp(s)

Cayenne pepper


Low-fat buttermilk

3 oz

Cornflake crumbs

¾ cup(s)

Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

1 pound(s), four 4 oz pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 365ºF. Lightly coat an 8 X 8 X 2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Combine flour, salt and cayenne pepper together in a medium-size bowl. Place buttermilk and corn flakes crumbs in 2 separate shallow bowls.
  3. Roll chicken breast halves in flour mixture and evenly coat each side. Next dip chicken into buttermilk and then corn flakes crumbs.
  4. Place coated chicken breasts in prepared baking dish. Bake until chicken is tender and no longer pink, about 20 minutes (there is no need to flip the chicken during baking). Yields 1 breast per serving.