CORNMEAL BAKED CHICKEN

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This cornmeal baked chicken recipe is so easy!

Cornmeal Baked Chicken - The Southern Lady Cooks

Cornmeal baked chicken is so easy to make and you can really use any kind of chicken you like. This is a very versatile recipe. I like to say this is a good base and you can use the spices your family likes. It’s shake and bake which perfect for a busy night and doesn’t make a big mess in the kitchen!

Cornmeal Baked Chicken

1/2 cup of cornmeal

1/2 cup of bread crumbs

1/3 cup of grated parmesan cheese

3/4 teaspoon of garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

1/2 teaspoon of onion powder

1/2 cup of buttermilk

2 tablespoons of butter, melted

2.5 – 3lbs of skinless chicken (I used chicken tenders)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine cornmeal, bread crumbs, cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper in a freezer ziplock bag (you can use a bowl and dredge it, if you don’t have a bag) . Pour buttermilk in a shallow bowl to dip chicken in. Dip chicken in buttermilk and then add it to the bag. I did about a pound of chicken at a time.  Shake well to make sure the entire piece of chicken is covered. Remove from bag and lay in a greased 9X13 pan.  Continue this step until all chicken is coated. Bake for 10 minutes, remove and pour melted butter over chicken. Bake for 20-25 more minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. You will have to adjust your cooking time if you use breast or a larger piece of chicken.

You can also broil this for about 2 minutes at the end of baking to crisp it up if you like.

You can easily add smoked paprika, basil, ranch seasoning, to the bag to change the taste of the chicken. This is a great base recipe to begin with and make your own.

Cornmeal Baked Chicken - The Southern Lady Cooks

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5 from 3 votes

Cornmeal Baked Chicken

Easy oven baked chicken recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Cornmeal Baked Chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons of butter melted
  • 2.5 - 3 lbs of skinless chicken I used chicken tenders

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine cornmeal, bread crumbs, cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper in a freezer ziplock bag (you can use a large bowl and dredge the chicken if you don't have a bag). Pour buttermilk in a shallow bowl to dip chicken in. Dip chicken in buttermilk and then add it to the bag. I did about a pound of chicken at a time.  Shake well to make sure the entire piece of chicken is covered. Remove from bag and lay in a greased 9X13 pan.  Continue this step until all chicken is coated.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, remove and pour melted butter over chicken. Bake for 20-25 more minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. You will have to adjust your cooking time if you use breast or a larger piece of chicken.
  • You can also broil this chicken for about 2 minutes at the end of baking to crisp it up, if you like.
  • You can easily add smoked paprika, basil, ranch seasoning, to the bag to change the taste of the chicken. This is a great base recipe to begin with and make your own.

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