Baked Chicken

baked chicken

For last few years, I have been making something simple like pasta, sandwiches, pulavs etc for lunch that I can easily pack for Ishaan. So I usually make Indian dishes for dinner. But lately once in a while the child asks “ani sheet? (rice again)?” or “chupati nakka aaji (I don’t want chapati)”. So I am consciously trying to make something different. He also was asking for chicken, so I decided to make this baked chicken which I had seen many times on TV. I served it with a simple bulgar wheat salad. We all loved how juicy, tender and delicious the chicken turned out.

4 large pieces of chicken thighs
1 cup thick buttermilk (or use yogurt thinned and beaten well)
1/2 tea spn chilli powder
Olive oil
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1/2 tea spn each of dried oregano, parsley

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Add chilli powder and salt to buttermilk and mix well. Add the chicken pieces to it and keep it aside for few hours (I refrigerate it).
Heat the oven at 375 for 10mins.
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On a dry plate, mix cheese, breadcrumbs, oregano, parsely.
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Roll the chicken pieces in the dry mix. Spread some olive oil on a oven safe dish (I used cast iron pan) and keep chicken pieces on it.
Bake the chicken for 15mins and then turn and bake another 15 mins. (The time depends on thickness of chicken, so for first few times, check if it is cooked after 10mins).
Serve hot.

Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 45 mins

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