Un-Fried Chicken

My husband's favorite dinner changes weekly, but when I asked him, this was his current favorite. Most of you probably have this recipe, but in case you don't, here it is. It is from In The Kitchen With Rosie: Oprah's Favorite Recipes by Rosie Daley.

Light vegetable oil cooking spray
6 chicken drumsticks, skin removed
3 whole chicken breasts, halved and skin removed
3 1/2 cups ice water
1 cup plain nonfat yogurt

1 cup dried Italian bread crumbs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Dash cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Coat a baking sheet with 3 sprays of the vegetable oil.
Put the chicken in a large bowl with the ice water. Put the yogurt in a medium bowl. Set both bowls aside.
Toss all the breading ingredients into a large, tightly-sealing plastic bags. Seal and shake well to mix.
Remove two pieces of chicken from the ice water. Roll each piece in the yogurt. Put the chicken in the plastic bag, reseal and shake to coat thoroughly. Transfer the breaded chicken to the prepared baking sheet. Repeat the process until all 12 pieces are breaded. Spray the chicken lightly with the vegetable oil.
place the baking sheet on the bottom shelf of the oven and bake for one hour, turning the pieces every 20 minutes to allow even browning.
Serve hot or at room temperature.

Wendy Says: I love serving this with baked or roasted sweet potatoes. Serious yum.

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