Buttermilk Baked Chicken

Hi friends!

How is everyone’s week going so far?

Brandon was out of town last night.  And as much as I missed him, I have to admit that I also kind of loved having complete control over the remote control. Winking smile 

And since I didn’t have to worry about cooking dinner, I ate homemade guacamole and blue tortilla chips for dinner.

No really, I did.

Followed by carrot cake ice cream.

I think I got my fat intake in for the day. Who me?

But today, I’m actually going to talk about my Sunday eats.  And if you want to see more WIAW posts, head on over to Jen’s blog!



Believe it or not, I’ve been taking a bit of a hiatus recently from my beloved peanut butter + banana on whole wheat toast!  Instead, I’ve been drinking lots of smoothies in the morning.  And I’ve been enjoying this Kashi cereal.  I usually have at least a cup with 1% milk.  Yum!


five guys


Um, have I mentioned that I believe that a healthy lifestyle includes all things in moderation … ? Who me?

Yeah.  This happened on Sunday after church.  What can I say … there’s a Five Guys right by our church, and I’m always starving by the time we get done.  I just couldn’t help myself.

The above picture is not what I ate, but it’s pretty darn close.  I ordered a burger with ketchup, mustard, and pickle.  Brandon and I split an order of fries.  And before eating my fries, I drowned them in ketchup and vinegar.  I love to gross Brandon out with my food habits right before he eats a big meal. Winking smile



After that massive lunch, I wasn’t even that hungry for dinner.  But I had already planned to cook, so I just went for it.  And I’m glad I did, because this meal was quite tasty!

(P.S. The kale chips I ate with dinner totally counteracted the French fries for lunch. Winking smile)


Buttermilk Baked Chicken

(Slightly modified from a recipe from the Great Food Fast cookbook)

Serves 4


  • Vegetable oil, for the baking sheet
  • 7 slices white bread (I used white-wheat because I figured I’d at least get a little fiber!)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 4 lbs. chicken legs (you could also use thighs or wings), rinsed and patted dry (Um yeah, I missed this part of the recipe the first time.  But Martha knows what she’s doing, so I wouldn’t skip this step!)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Rub a couple of baking sheets with oil (I used two sheets, so that I could spread my chicken pieces out).
  2. Tear bread into large pieces and put into a food processor.  Pulse until the bread becomes coarse crumbs.
  3. In one big bowl, combine buttermilk, hot sauce, 3/4 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper.  In another big bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, dried thyme, and 1/8 tsp. pepper.
  4. Put one piece of chicken into the buttermilk mixture and turn to coat.  After you let the excess liquid drain back into the bowl, put the chicken leg into the breadcrumbs and turn to coat.
  5. Place the leg onto one of your baking sheets.  Repeat steps with remaining chicken.  Be sure to leave space between your chicken pieces on the baking sheets.
  6. Bake chicken for 30-35 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and the outside is golden brown.



This recipe reminded me a lot of “Shake and Bake” from when I was a kid … only fancier and more flavorful, thanks to the Parmesan cheese and thyme.


Hope your family enjoys it as much as we did! Smile


Question for ya …

Best thing you’ve eaten this week?

Did you ever have Shake and Bake as a kid?

OK I ‘fessed up to Five Guys.  What not-so healthy foods have you enjoyed recently?

If you like Five Guys, what do you order?

Favorite cereal as of late?

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28 Responses to Buttermilk Baked Chicken

  1. Jessie

    Mmmm Five Guys! I don’t remember when the last time I indulged in their amazing fries. The hubs would get it from time to time before we moved out here. I’ve never been big on their hamburgers (partially bc i don’t eat burgers too often), but they do have some delicious hot dogs :) .

    My latest “unhealthy” food… To be honest, I can’t think of anything right now. Is that bad? lol.

    Love any Barbara’s cereal! Ever tried it? Delicious!
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  2. amy @ fearless homemaker

    Ooh, the baked chicken looks absolutely delicious. YUM!
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  3. Stephanie @ Steph's Miles

    That recipe looks pretty easy to make. Definitely want to try!

  4. Angela @ Health's Angel

    Your dinner last night seriously sounds perfect. If I could eat that every night, I would! :-)
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  5. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family

    Of course guac and blue corn chips makes a meal…was there anyone there to complain that it wasn’t?

    Have a happy Wednesday!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Haha nope!! Since the hubby wasn’t home, it was the perfect night for chips and dip for dinner!! ;)

  6. Kat

    Well I had cheesecake last week as you know (btw I get tradionatl because I like it to actually taste like cheesecake!! All the other ones loos the cheesecake flavor lol), a caramel apple, ice cream, and last night I ate some french fries. I know how to balance my diet for sure ;)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Oh you sound exactly like my husband. ” I want to taste the cheesecake flavor blahblahblah!” ;) Just teasing, girl. I’ve just always had the “more is MORE” philosophy about food haha. I like adding weird stuff to all of my dishes! And Brandon is the complete opposite!

  7. Yellow Haired Girl

    There is a Five Guys where I live … and I’ve never gone. This may have given me that little push to go. Today.
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    • notsodomesticated

      Girl, it’s good stuff. I don’t care how artery-clogging it is!

  8. Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy

    I like putting vinegar on my fries too!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hooray for another vinegar lover!!!

  9. kaceyt

    I’m not usually a fan of burgers from restaurants, but I loove Five Guys! I usually get my burger with everything on it…minus the mayo:P
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  10. Heather

    MMMM, love me some Five Guys, and yes, fries are best with vinegar (mmmm, makes me want Thrasher’s Fries, a shout out to Baltimore!) The chicken looks easy and delis, too! I must confess, little miss keep it all natural and avoid fast food hit up the Wendy’s drive through the other night as I was starving after work and had nothing I wanted at home, so I got some fries. I just can’t say no to anything potato, may favorite food!

    • notsodomesticated

      You love vinegar on your fries, too?? I knew I liked you for a reason!! ;)

  11. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    love Five guys! We always share the fries too…they give you SO MANY! I’ve been eating mad cupcakes lately…lots of going away parties! :(
    Your dinner last night sounds pretty amazing. Except for the ice cream of course. LOL. :-)
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  12. K @ Finding a skinnier me

    Ooh yum can’t wait to try that chicken and honestly, I love five guys, it is my little guilty pleasure when I have had a rough day! ;-)
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  13. Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life

    I loooove when my hubby is out for the night, solely because I get control of the remote too :)
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  14. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    I’m impressed! Good eats girl! My eats have been alllll over the place with plenty of unhealthy eats mixed in there too. The other day the only thing that sounded good to me at 3 PM was a big ol’ piece of ice cream cake that was in our freezer from some company we had over last week. Oops. :)
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  15. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets

    Kale chips always counteract French fries. I don’t eat meat so five guys isn’t a problem, but I do have a sweet tooth. I made a rhubarb raspberry coffee came on Sunday that was all butter and sugar. It was terribly delicious.
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    • notsodomesticated

      Oh goodness, that cake sounds incredible!!!

  16. Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana

    Wow, your buttermilk chicken sounds amazing!! That’s definitely something my husband would love :)

    I used to love Five Guys when we lived in Philly and Vegas…there aren’t any in Hawaii!

    Recent splurges…cheesecake factory white chocolate raspberry cheesecake…one of my favorite flavors! :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Oooh chocolate raspberry cheesecake! Sign me up!!

  17. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    Ooo vinegar on french fries? For some reason that sounds especially amazing, although I’ve never tried the combo myself. I’ve always been more of a salt and ketchup kind of girl ;)
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    • notsodomesticated

      I’ve been eating ketchup and vinegar on my fries since I was a kid. I guess it was really popular where I grew up in PA. If you like vinegar, you need to try it. It’s amazing. But malt vinegar … not red wine or balsamic or anything! ;)

  18. Elle @TheWay

    We had 5 Guys down in Savannah when we were on vacation last year–Very good!
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  19. Corrie Anne

    I definitely had some ice cream this week. And some pizza. And french fries. It’s been a good week. Good thing we don’t have any bbqs this weekend. Although I am having some teenagers over to do some baking tomorrow… oh my.
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