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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


  • 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


  • 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.