Try this healthier low fat version of fried chicken.

Servings: 4


  • Cooking spray
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup whole-wheat bread crumbs
  • 1-1/2 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 13x9x2" baking pan with aluminum foil. Lightly coat with cooking spray. Place the chicken in a single layer on a large plate and pour the buttermilk over it. Turn the pieces until well-coated.
  2. Combine the bread crumbs, thyme, salt, and pepper in a plastic bag. Add the chicken to the bag, one piece at a time. Close the bag and shake to coat the chicken. Allow to stand 5-10 minutes so coating will adhere. Arrange chicken in the baking pan so that the pieces don’t touch. Bake for 30 minutes or until done and crumbs form a crisp crust.

Nutritional Facts
Calories: 242
Fat: 3
Saturated Fat: 1
Calories from Fat: 27
Cholesterol: 64
Dietary Fiber: 1
Sodium: 380

Recipe by Michele M. Doucette, PhD

Recipe By: Michele Doucette, PhD