Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Gluten Free Buttermilk Oven Fried Chicken

Thank you to everyone who responded in regards to what I should post next. By a narrow margin, buttermilk oven fried chicken won out. I’ll post the banana layer cake soon.
Buttermilk Oven Fried Chicken
from Cooking Light, modified to be gluten free
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 whole chicken cut into 6 pieces (2 breasts, 2 thighs, 2 drumsticks)
1/2 cup gf flour mix
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp red chile flakes or cayenne pepper
You could easily add any spices you want to the flour mix to customize the flavor for you and your family.
IMG_0385Place the chicken pieces and the buttermilk in a gallon size Ziploc bag. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or more.IMG_0389Place the flour and spices in another gallon Ziploc bag. Pull the chicken pieces from the buttermilk. Allow excess buttermilk to drip off and then toss the chicken pieces in the flour/season mix one at a time until well coated. Discard the buttermilk. Place the chicken on a parchment lined baking sheet. Finally give each piece of chicken a light coating of cooking spray, like Pam. IMG_0391Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees F. Bake chicken for 30-35 minutes or until done. Turn the chicken once after about 20 minutes.
IMG_0401Serve the oven fried chicken with your favorite side dishes. Check out other dinner ideas over at The Gluten Free Homemaker. Enjoy!!!


  1. I am most DEFINITELY making this! YUM!

  2. Hey Brian! I made this recipe and it was yummy! I didn't have any buttermilk though, so I squeezed some lemon juice into a cup of milk, let it sit for 10 minutes or so and then soaked my chicken in the lemon/milk mixture. Have you used this before when you are out of buttermilk?I had never heard of this before but at Christmas, my store didn't have any buttermilk because the normal space was taken up by EGGNOG, so I found this tip from Kay at Kayotic Kitchen. (Not me, but I wish I could say that it was!)
    Kay Guest

  3. I could never resist gluten-free fried chicken! Looks delicious, Brian. Making this would make my hubby so very happy! :-)


  4. Oh my goodness! I attempted to do this about a month ago (So Delicious Coconut creamer instead of buttermilk), but I couldn't get the gf flour right. Can't wait to try this!

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