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Aug102012

buttermilk-marinated, flax seed-coated baked chicken 

My mom can cook Japanese food like nobody's business, but when I was growing up she didn't make very many "traditional" American foods. She bought the convenience food versions: Swanson's TV dinners, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, Chef Boyardee, spaghetti with Ragù-brand tomato sauce and Shake 'n Bake.

I always have fried chicken on the brain but this week, I craved Shake 'n Bake: Well-seasoned, crispy breaded chicken. I have fond memories of helping my mom make dinner by shaking chicken pieces in a plastic bag. I thought I could/should make my own version - perhaps an even healthier "better than frying" version. Traditions be damned.

Since you're using a whole lotta ground flax seed (it's fiber-rific), be sure to drink plenty of liquids while you eat. If you're making this for two people, the cold leftovers are really really good. Unfortunately, the coating flakes off too easily to shake the chicken pieces in a bag. I need to work on that for next time. 

Buttermilk-Marinated, Flax Seed-Coated Baked Chicken
serves 4 as dinner entrées

3 teaspoons paprika
1-1/2 teaspoons cayenne
1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
3 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
2 cups buttermilk
1 3-1/2 pound chicken, cut into 10 pieces (breasts cut in half), bone in, skin removed
2 cups ground flax seed
olive oil spray (see note below)

In a small bowl, combine paprika, cayenne, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and black pepper. Set aside. In a large bowl, add buttermilk and 1-1/2 tablespoons of the spice mix. Stir to combine. Add chicken pieces and toss to coat. Press a piece of plastic wrap on the surface, ensuring the chicken is submerged and coated. Place in fridge for at least 3 hours to overnight. (I marinated mine for only three hours. I'd say a few more hours would have netted even juicier chicken - but it was still pretty moist)

Remove chicken from fridge. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place foil on a cookie sheet and a large wire rack on top of that. 

In a flat-bottomed pan, like a pie pan or casserole dish - not a plastic bag, add remaining spice mix and ground flax seed. Stir to combine. Place 2-3 chicken pieces at a time in the flax seed mixture and press the coating firmly onto the chicken. Place coated chicken pieces upside down (as it the skin were still on the pieces) on the wire rack.

Spray the chicken pieces liberally with olive oil. Flip over and spray the other side. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes before putting in oven. Bake on the middle rack for 35-40 minutes or until the internal temperature reads 170 degrees. Let cool 5-10 minutes. Enjoy! 

Note: There are olive oil aerosol spray cans available but my friend Dean designed this awesome reusable oil mister. You can fill it with whatever oil you want and infuse it with herbs if you'd like too. Just pump and spray. Easy peasy. 

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