Unfried Chicken

Unfried Chicken Recipe


This baked version of Southern fried chicken is soaked in buttermilk, then coated in well-seasoned panko bread crumbs before baking.


  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
  • 4 eaches skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 ½ cups panko bread crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • cooking spray


  1. Stir buttermilk and hot sauce together in a bowl; add chicken and stir to coat. Marinate chicken in refrigerator at least 1 hour.
  2. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  3. Mix panko bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and paprika in large shallow bowl.
  4. Remove chicken from marinade, shaking pieces to remove excess moisture. Discard the remaining marinade.
  5. Gently press chicken pieces into the panko mixture to coat. Gently toss between your hands so any bread crumbs that haven't stuck can fall away. Arrange breaded chicken onto prepared baking sheet.
  6. Refrigerate breaded chicken at least 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  8. Lightly coat chicken pieces with cooking spray.
  9. Bake chicken in preheated oven until browning on top, 15 to 20 minutes. Flip pieces and continue baking until the chicken is cooked through and the coating is crisp, 15 to 20 minutes more.

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Nutritional Information

Unfried Chicken

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 393.6
% Daily Value *
protein: 76 %
carbohydrates: 18 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 3 %
fat: 13 %
saturated fat: 17 %
cholesterol: 25 %
vitamin a iu: 12 %
niacin equivalents: 128 %
vitamin b6: 38 %
vitamin c: 9 %
folate: 4 %
calcium: 25 %
iron: 7 %
magnesium: 16 %
potassium: 13 %
sodium: 29 %
thiamin: 12 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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