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Shake It Up A Notch Chicken

  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings


  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons Emerilís Red Pepper Sauce or other mild red-hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Baby Bam
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 cups plain bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons Baby Bam
  • 1 (3 1/2-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces


  • Rinse the chicken pieces under cold running water, pat dry with paper towels, and place in a large, heavy resealable plastic bag. Wash your hands well with warm, soapy water before proceeding.
  • Combine the buttermilk, Emerilís Red Pepper Sauce, 1 tablespoon of the Baby Bam, and the garlic in a large measuring cup. Pour the marinade over the chicken. Seal the bag and squeeze gently so that the sauce evenly coats the chicken pieces. Place the bag inside a baking dish to prevent spills and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 3 hours.
  • Make sure the oven rack is in the center position and preheat the oven to 375?F.
  • Combine the breading ingredients in another large heavy resealable plastic bag and shake well to blend.
  • Use tongs to remove the chicken, one piece at a time, from the marinade and drop it into the breading bag, shaking to coat well. Arrange the breaded chicken, skin side up, on a large nonstick baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining pieces.
  • Bake in the oven until golden brown and crispy, about 45 minutes.
  • Using oven mitts or pot holders, remove the baking sheet from the oven and serve.
  • Salmonella warning! Always wash your hands well with soap and warm water after handling raw chicken!