Oven "Fried" Chicken Legs

Oven "Fried" Chicken Legs

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken legs and thighs, skinned and trimmed of fat
  • Skim or low-fat milk for soaking the chicken
  • ½ cup plain dry bread crumbs or cereal crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes, crumbled
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • Vegetable oil spray for the chicken, if desired

Directions

  1. Place the chicken pieces in a shallow bowl or pan, and cover them with the milk.
  2. Let the chicken soak for 15 minutes or longer (refrigerate, if necessary, to keep the ingredients cold).
  3. In a shallow bowl or pie plate, combine the bread crumbs or cereal crumbs, cheese, parsley flakes and pepper.
  4. One by one, dip the soaked chicken pieces in the breading mixture, coating the chicken on all sides.
  5. Set the coated chicken pieces on a greased baking sheet, preferably one with nonstick surface.
  6. Lightly spray the chicken pieces with vegetable-oil spray, if desired.
  7. Bake the chicken in a preheated 375° oven for about 45 minutes.