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Desk Set Oven-Fried Chicken Breasts

Yield 4 servings
This oven-fried chicken recipe honors the movie "Desk Set" where Katharine Hepburn plays a corporate reference librarian and Spencer Tracy an efficiency expert.  While falling in love, they discuss fried chicken recipes. In one scene, Tracy even cooks the dish for Hepburn.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinned chicken breast halves
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon stick margarine or butter, melted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 295
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 9 g
  • satfat 2.3 g
  • monofat 3.2 g
  • polyfat 2.1 g
  • protein 44.1 g
  • carbohydrate 6.6 g
  • fiber 0.5 g
  • cholesterol 115 mg
  • iron 2.4 mg
  • sodium 486 mg
  • calcium 88 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a shallow dish. Place buttermilk in a shallow dish. Dip chicken in buttermilk; dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Place chicken, breast sides up, in a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Drizzle margarine over chicken. Bake at 400° for 40 minutes or until done.