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Crunchy Oven-Fried Chicken with Buttermilk Gravy

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Revisit the comforting, classic dishes of diners (NC) - Classic diners, an icon of the 50's, were decorated with chrome, Formica, jukeboxes and chalkboards featuring the daily blue-plate specials. Their sleek, comfortable style still evokes nostalgic feelings. has quick to prepare recipes like this Fried Chicken with Buttermilk Gravy that can add retro touches and fun times to your next family dinner.


    Crunchy Oven-Fried Chicken with Buttermilk Gravy
  • 1 cup buttermilk or plain yogurt, divided (250 mL)
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard (30 mL)
  • 1 tbsp minced green onion (15 mL)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil (15 mL)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1)
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (5 mL)
  • 8 chicken drumsticks, about 1 3/4 lb (875 g)
  • 2 cups cornflake-style cereal, crushed (500 mL)
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (250 mL)
  • 1 pkg Lipton's Sidekicks Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Chicken Gravy (1)


Whisk 3/4 cup (175 mL) buttermilk with mustard, green onion, vegetable oil, garlic and pepper. Add drumsticks and toss to combine. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C). Combine cereal and cheese in a plastic bag. Remove chicken from marinade and shake each drumstick in the crumbs until coated. Arrange on a lightly greased foil-lined baking sheet.

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until coating is golden and chicken is cooked through. Prepare the mashed potatoes and gravy according to package directions. Stir remaining 1/4 cup (50 mL) of buttermilk into prepared gravy.

Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings

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