Baked Chicken


Makes 6 servings


1 chicken (4 to 5 pounds) cut into pieces, skin removed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup low-fat buttermilk


  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken in large resealable food storage bag. Add buttermilk; seal bag. Marinate in refrigerator at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray 13X9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Remove chicken from bag; discard buttermilk. Arrange chicken in single layer in prepared dish. Cover dish with foil. Bake 35 to 45 minutes. Remove foil; bake 20 minutes more or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.


Removing skin from chicken reduces the fat. The meat remains tender and juicy even without the skin because it is cooked covered.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/6 of total recipe
Calories 317
Calories from Fat 35 %
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 86 mg
Carbohydrate 18 g
Fiber <1 g
Protein 32 g
Sodium 188 mg

Dietary Exchange

Meat 4
Fat 1/2

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