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Spicy Indian Baked Chicken

Easy recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Indian Baked Chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (could use other chicken parts)
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • Pinch cayenne pepper can add more
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts finely ground
  • 1/4 cup coconut finely ground
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine melted


  • Combine yellow cornmeal with salt, paprika, cloves, turmeric, cumin, coriander, and cayenne in a shallow pan. Mix well with wire whisk. Grind peanuts and coconut finely. I used my coffee grinder. You could use a blender or a food processor, too.
  • Add peanuts and coconut to cornmeal mixture and mix together with a spoon or whisk.  Pour 1/2 cup buttermilk in a separate bowl.  Dip chicken in milk and then in peanut mixture. Spray a baking dish and add chicken to the dish. Drizzle melted butter over the chicken.  Bake in preheated 375 degree oven 55-60 minutes or until chicken is done in center.