I love love love fried chicken, but hesitate to make it because of the greasy mess.
Am I right?
My solution – and now yours – is simple: Oven-Fried Chicken!
Super Easy Oven-Fried Chicken
15-20 chicken legs
1/4 cup melted butter (BUTTAH!)
2-3 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
2 tsp smoked paprika (the regular pap, just doesn’t have the kick the smoked does…no substitutions!)
Fresh ground pepper to taste
Fresh ground salt to taste
Preheat oven to 450°.
Melt butter and divide between two baking pans large enough to hold between 8-10 chicken legs each.
Place flour and all spices into a large Ziplock bag and combine well.
Once oven has reached 450°, place a couple of pieces of chicken into the Ziplock bag and shake well, to coat.
Arrange chicken legs in a single layer, making sure there is a bit of space between legs, to brown evenly.
Repeat until all legs are coated and placed in pans.
Bake for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, turn each piece over and continue cooking for 15-20 minutes longer, or until juices run clear (165° on meat thermometer).
Lawsy, look at that.
Who else is headed to the kitchen to oven-fry some chicken?!
Note: if you have trouble using butter, or BUTTAH! as we call it in our house, you will need to face your fear with this recipe!
No worries, we’re here to hold your hand and talk you through it.
One more thing: I cook for an army, when there are only two people who live here, but we’re big on leftovers, so STOP JUDGING ME!
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