Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Vegetable Oil, for baking sheet
8 slices white bread
1 Cup Buttermilk
1 tsp. Hot-pepper sauce
Salt and Pepper
3/4 Cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1 tsp. Dried Thyme
4 lbs. chicken parts (preferable legs, thighs, and wings), rinsed and patted dry
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Generously rub a baking sheet with oil. In a food processor, pulse the bread until it turns into coarse crumbs.
In a large bowl, stir together the buttermilk, hot-pepper sauce, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. In a seperate bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, thyme, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
Place the chicken in the buttermilk mixture, turning to coat evenly. Working with on piece at a time, remove chicken from liquid, letting excess drip back into bowl; dredge in the breadcrumb mixture, turning to coat evenly. Place coated chicken pieces on prepared baking sheet, leaving enough space between them so that they crisp evenly all the way around.
Bake until chicken is golden brown, about 35 minutes.
Hint: Don't have buttermilk? Mix 1 Tbs. of vinegar or lemon juice with enough milk to make 1 cup. Let it sit for 5 minutes before using. Makes 1 cup.
Sides: Cole-slaw, cooked carrots