Baked Spicy Chicken

Crush tortilla chips and combine with zesty seasonings to create a crunchy coating for baked chicken.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 4

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

  • 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
(
Calories from Fat
290),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32g
32%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
195mg
195%;
Sodium
470mg
470%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
43g
43%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
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 Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.