While I find this recipe very good in theory or concept (or I wouldn’t have chosen it in the first place), in my mind it has a couple of obvious flaws. I loved the idea of soaking the chicken in buttermilk, particularly with its additions of fresh garlic and bay leaves. I also loved the idea of coating the chicken in both Parmesan cheese and potato flakes. Where I had the problem was with the garlic powder and paprika – well, frankly, with the Parmesan and flour too, but that’s a much smaller issue. To use the same amounts of paprika and garlic powder as you do Parmesan and flour just seems like…a misprint? A typo? This can’t be right. I used a good sprinkling of each, nowhere near a full tablespoon of each. And while you need a lot less paprika and garlic powder, you need a good deal more Parmesan and flour to coat all these chicken pieces (I cut mine in about 1” strips). I placed the coated chicken strips on a cookie sheet lightly greased with cooking spray. I drizzled them with melted butter and baked them at 400 degrees, about 15 minutes, turning them once about half way through. I served them with barbecue sauce and ranch dressing on the side for dipping. Very, very good – but with the above-mentioned adjustments.
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While I find this recipe very good in theory or concept (or I wouldn’t have chosen it in the...