Monday, September 22, 2008

Oven Fried Chicken

Do you love fried chicken but hate the splattered, greasy mess it makes on your stove-top? Are you concerned that pan fried chicken is too fatty and unhealthy? I have the perfect solution...oven fried chicken. This is an easy, mess free, lower fat way to prepare chicken for your family. The skin, flavored with salt, pepper and paprika, is so crispy while the meat remains juicy, tender and delicious.

My Granny gave me this recipe when I was a young newlywed. I asked her to share some recipes that my Papaw had always enjoyed. I was determined to impress my new husband with delicious dinners when he arrived home after a long day's work. This is one that quickly became a favorite at our house and one that our kids LOVE. It smells absolutely heavenly when baking. You can use any part of the chicken you like. I buy packages that are drumsticks only, because our four kiddos always want that part of the chicken and this keeps the arguing at bay during dinner time at our house.

Try this recipe for oven fried chicken and it's sure to become a new favorite on your menu too.

Oven Fried Chicken
Chicken pieces of your choice
3 Tbs. oil
3 Tbs. butter or margarine

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Salt, pepper and paprika individual pieces of chicken, slightly rubbing in and under skin. Place flour in bag. Toss a few pieces into flour bag and shake generously to coat chicken. Repeat with remaining pieces.

Place oil and margarine in 9 x 13 pan and place in oven for 3-4 minutes to melt butter. Place chicken pieces in pan.

Bake for 30 minutes, turn chicken and bake for another 20 minutes. So easy.

Source: Edna Harris (Granny)


smobrien said...

I'm so in love with this recipe-- it was so good and easy to make! Josh was all about assisting with shaking the chicken in the flour... it was hysterical to watch! My only regret is that I didn't have the ingredients/time to make your slow cooker potatoes with them. That will definitely be the plan for next time!

Kelly Weaver said...

I just made this recipe this evening and it was a huge hit! Even Doug loved it and he can be very picky. Alena loved helping me shake the chicken as well. She loves to be in the kitchen and help out. I can't wait to make this again for my mom and sisters.

Christy said...

I'm so glad this was a success for your family. That's what I love to hear and is the inspiration behind this blog. Yay!!