Skinny Buttermilk Oven Fried Chicken

PREP TIME15 minutes COOK TIME45 minutes TOTAL TIME1 hour


For the brine:

  • 6 Chicken drumsticks
  • ½ tsp. Paprika
  • 2 tsp. Minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. Poultry seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 C. Low-fat Buttermilk

For the breading:

  • ½ C. Regular seasoned bread crumbs
  • ½ C. Panko seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • ½ tsp. Chili powder
  • ½ tsp. Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Season the chicken with the paprika, minced garlic, poultry seasoning and salt and pepper taste and place it into a bowl or deep sided baking dish.
  2. Pour the buttermilk over the chicken, and cover the container. Chill in the fridge for 3 hours or up to overnight.
  3. Combine the ingredients for the breading, and place on a plate or in a shallow bowl.
  4. Remove the chicken from the brine and roll in the breading.
  5. Place the chicken onto a baking rack on a baking sheet, and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until completely cooked through.
  6. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving if desired.