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Baked Spicy Chicken

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 1 hr 20 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Crush tortilla chips and combine with zesty seasonings to create a crunchy coating for baked chicken.

2
cups bite-size round tortilla chips, crushed (1 cup)
1
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1
teaspoon paprika
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
egg
2
tablespoons milk
1
cut-up whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 lb), skin removed if desired
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray. In shallow bowl, mix crushed chips, oregano, paprika, thyme, seasoned salt, garlic powder and red pepper. In another shallow bowl, beat egg and milk.
  • 2 Coat chicken pieces lightly with egg mixture, then coat lightly with crumb mixture. Place in pan, skin sides up. Sprinkle with any remaining crumb mixture. Drizzle with melted butter.
  • 3 Bake uncovered 50 to 60 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest piece is cut to bone (170°F for breasts; 180°F for thighs and legs).

Expert Tips

If your family likes white meat, go ahead and substitute 4 chicken breast halves for the cut-up whole chicken.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32g
49%
Saturated Fat
10g
48%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
Cholesterol
195mg
66%
Sodium
470mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Protein
43g
43%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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