Non Greasy Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Recipe

crispy oven baked chicken legs with buttermilk. oven baked fried chicken with less greasy

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My husband has suffered from heartburn ever since he was about eighteen years old.  It’s one of those things that he would kind of make light of and blame on his appetite for “dude cuisine”, but when I see him wincing after even some lighter meals I knew it’s nothing to joke about.  Especially with my career and passion being around food I really don’t want my life partner to be suffering.  Because of his stubbornness (and maybe a hint of laziness) he doesn’t take many pills, but I had the opportunity to work with Nexium 24HR (the #1 selling frequent heartburn brand*) and figured he was the perfect person to try it out.  I like that Nexium 24HR is a 1 pill per day solution which gives protection all day and all night.  My husband tested out Nexium and said that it seemed to work for him, he didn’t have heartburn any of the days that he used it.  He is better now about avoiding certain foods that also consuming those that are naturally soothing, but that only goes so far and to have a simple solution at-hand in Nexiums a great option for him.

Tips on Preventing and Managing Heartburn:

  1. Limiting acidic and spicy foods
  2. Avoid drink with caffeine and carbonated
  3. Eat meals at least 2-3 hours before bed time
  4. Never skip a meal
  5. Eating foods high in fiber

crispy oven baked chicken legs buttermilk ingredients

My Non Greasy Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Recipe is a favorite of mine as you get delicious, crispy chicken without anything fried or greasy (also helpful to avoid heartburn).  The chicken skin is so crunchy, my kids want to eat the skin first off of each piece before eating the rest.  It’s a great dish for this time of year; with madness in the air for basketball and some awesome races coming up. Look for Ty Dillion at the Duck Commander 500 on April 9th, he’ll be driving the Nexium car for that race but the Advil car later this year.  Kick back and enjoy some drumsticks, make sure you make enough as these can be wildly popular, especially since they’re a guilt-free healthy alternative to fried chicken.

crispy oven baked chicken legs buttermilk ingredients

crispy oven baked chicken legs buttermilk ingredients

crispy oven baked chicken legs buttermilk ingredients


crispy oven baked chicken legs buttermilk ingredients

Crispy oven baked chicken legs with buttermilk. The best oven fried chicken, non-greasy and you will achieve the same crispy golden texture you get from frying.

Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Recipe

crispy oven baked chicken legs with buttermilk. oven baked fried chicken with less greasy



crispy oven baked chicken legs with buttermilk
Prep Time
6 hrs
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
7 hrs
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Posh Journal
  • 8 chicken drumsticks medium size, skinned
  • Marinade:
  • 2 cups of buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose seasoning/poultry seasoning I used Kick'n Chicken Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 yellow onion sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • fresh juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon tabasco sauce or habanero sauce
  • For coating :
  • 2 cups crushed corn flakes
  • 1/3 cup Panko bread crumb
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  1. Preparation:
  2. For Marinade, place chicken in a medium bowl then season with salt, all purpose seasoning/poultry seasoning, paprika, onion, garlic powder, black pepper and thyme. Pour in the buttermilk and lemon juice over chicken. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the crushed cornflakes, panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, parsley flakes, sweet paprika.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place a gridded rack on a baking pan and lightly spray with oil.
  5. Remove the marinated chicken from the fridge then dredge each piece in the crumb mixture. Do this quickly to prevent a soggy crumb mixture.
  6. Place each piece onto the rack and spray the tops of the chicken with oil.
  7. Bake thoroughly until chicken is cooked through and outside is crisp and golden brown (for about 45 minutes - 1 hour).
  8. Serve and enjoy.

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Delicious crispy oven baked chicken legs with buttermilk.  The best oven fried chicken, non-greasy and you will achieve the same crispy golden texture you get from frying. 

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  • Reply
    Angelic Sinova
    Mar 31, 2016 at 5:19 am

    Your photography skills just blow me away. Seriously, I think I pinned EVERY photo from this post. That Crispy Oven Baked Chicken looks super yummy!

  • Reply
    Mar 31, 2016 at 6:40 am

    I love “fried” chicken from the oven. I never fry anything; I also get heartburn. Your pictures are gorgeous, makes the food look all that much better.

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    Pam Wattenbarger
    Mar 31, 2016 at 9:04 am

    I love fried chicken but I know it isn’t the heaviest option and it isn’t great for my acid reflux. This sounds like a really tasty way to enjoy that fried chicken taste without the extra grease.

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    Travel Blogger
    Mar 31, 2016 at 9:37 am

    This looks so good! Chicken is such a staple in our kitchen, and I love to find new fresh recipes to mix it up.

  • Reply
    Mar 31, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    I have found that my kids love fried chicken but I don’t love or know how to make it in a way I love it. so Appreciate a new recipe idea to try!

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    Chantal Bernard
    Mar 31, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Heart burn is never fun but I haven’t struggled with it lately. This looks like such a yummy recipe!

  • Reply
    Mar 31, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    I suffer from heartburn due to my medication side effects. I take something for it daily but sometimes I need more.

    This chicken recipe sounds so good. We love chicken in our house.

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    Franc Ramon
    Mar 31, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    The breading looks so rich in flavor. This would definitely add more delicious taste to the baked chicken.

  • Reply
    Mar 31, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    This looks super good! My heart burn has been so bad lately. The spicy foods really get to you! Cripsy chicken is my favorite!!

  • Reply
    Mar 31, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    I get heart burn when I eat cheesecake and I love cheesecake lol. I need to check out the heartburn meds and your chicken looks delicious

  • Reply
    Apr 1, 2016 at 8:20 am

    This pregnancy I get heartburn when I eat just about anything! It’s awful. I’ve not tried Nexium before, my doctor has me on something else that doesn’t work unless I take a big dose. That chicken, looks AMAZING. I love chicken and I love it when its like this! yum

    • Reply
      Apr 3, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      Congratulations on your pregnancy !

  • Reply
    Avry Byington
    Apr 1, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    I use nexium like it is going out of style! One every single morning! I get heartburn over everything! It’s miserable.

  • Reply
    Apr 1, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    I have never been able to get anything that crispy out of the oven! I am going to have to give your recipe a try and see if mine turns out as well.

    • Reply
      Apr 3, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      let me know how it goes

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    Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest
    Apr 1, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    My husband have had to give up a lot of fried foods as we try to lose weight. I think this recipe would make a good replacement for fried chicken in our lineup!

    • Reply
      Apr 3, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      You can skip the bread crumbs and use corn flakes only for this recipe

  • Reply
    Vidya Sudarsan
    Apr 2, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Wow! how do you take such beautiful pictures of food!! It is like have the plate in front of me! BTW, I’ve not tired Nexium but sounds like a good product.

    • Reply
      Apr 3, 2016 at 10:01 pm

      Thank you. You can pick up some Nexium at Walmart 🙂

  • Reply
    Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen
    Apr 2, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I’m having heart burns too sometimes. This is a delicious healthy recipe.

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      Apr 3, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      better alternative, i prefer this than fried

  • Reply
    Nikka Shae
    Apr 2, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Yummy!! Your non fried baked chicken looks delicious!!

    • Reply
      Apr 3, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      thank you!

  • Reply
    Hannah Adkins
    Apr 4, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Oven fried chicken is one of my favorite things to cook! Its so easy and so yummy as well. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!

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