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Lean Crispy Chicken

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About the Recipe


  • 1 1⁄2 cups whole-wheat breadcrumbs

  • 1 ½ tbsp minced fresh parsley

  • 1 ½ tsp grated lemon rind

  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 3 tbsp fat-free buttermilk

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

  • 6 (6 oz) skinless chicken breast halves

  • Nonstick cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Combine first five ingredients in a large, heavy-duty, zip-top plastic bag; seal bag and shake well.

  2. Combine buttermilk and lemon juice. Brush both sides of chicken with buttermilk mixture. Place chicken in bag, seal and shake until chicken is well-coated.

  3. Place chicken on a rack (coated with cooking spray) in a roasting pan lined with foil for easy cleanup. Sprinkle remaining breadcrumb mixture over chicken. Bake uncovered for 25-35 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

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