Oven-Roasted Buttermilk Chicken

Tender and delicious Buttermilk Chicken has the crisp texture and succulent taste of fried chicken.  Marinating the breasts, rolling them in cereal, and roasting them in a hot oven keeps the chicken juicy inside, crunchy outside, and full of flavor.

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

2 cups buttermilk

2 cup corn flakes cereal, crushed

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon mustard powder

1 tablespoon dry minced onion

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Marinate chicken in buttermilk for a least 8 hours. Preheat oven to 350degrees. Combine cereal, cheese, mustard powder, onion, garlic salt, and pepper in a shallow dish or pie plate. Shake excess buttermilk from chicken and dip each piece in the cereal mixture, coating well on both sides. Place chicken on a lightly greased baking sheet. Drizzle chicken with melted butter. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken is golden brown and cooked through. Serves 4.

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