6 Servings
Oven fried chicken recipe

Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

Oven fried chicken recipe would make Granny roll over in her grave.  Granny may be surprised that her method of frying chicken in a cast iron skillet has been replaced by the cookie sheet and hot oven. This healthy and simple fried chicken recipe takes the mess and work out of frying a chicken.  Producing a crisp crust, while the meat remains tender and juicy, finger lickin’ good. Serve with a true Southern buttermilk biscuit  here.

Try cooking in a fabulous cast iron sheet 

Oven fried chicken recipe

1 cut-up organic chicken

1 cup buttermilk

1½ teaspoon kosher salt

1½ teaspoon ground pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon paprika

2 cups all purpose flour

Place the cut up chicken, buttermilk, ½ teaspoon kosher salt, ½ pepper, garlic powder and paprika into a large bowl.  Allow to marinade for 1 hour in the refrigerator. 

Prepare the flour, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper into a large bowl and set aside.

Preheat oven to 450º

Now that the chicken has marinaded for 1 hour remove each piece and wipe most of the buttermilk off with your hand, then generously coat with the flour mixture, place onto a large parchment lined cookie sheet.  Make sure they are not touching, this will ensure a crisp crust and even browning.    

Bake chicken in a 450º oven for 30 to 40 minutes depending on the size of chicken pieces.  Rotate chicken during baking for an evenly browned crust.

Serve with french fries and green salad.

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