Okay, so I'll admit...I'm a sucker for Kentucky Fried Chicken, but we very seldom get it--especially since we've tried eating healthier lately! I've never thought to try making my own fried chicken, let alone a "baked version", but when I saw this on Christy's Kitchen Creations, I knew I just had to try it! (Especially after I casually mentioned to my sister yesterday, that I was thinking about making it and she said it was delicious...that she had already made it!) I bought a whole fryer, cut up, because my husband seems to prefer white meat and I prefer dark meat. I served it with oven roasted potatoes and it was incredibly easy to make and will definitely go into our meal rotation! I had no doubt in my mind that this recipe would be good, but I honestly was surprised to find that the chicken tasted as good, if not better, than any fried chicken I've ever had out!
Oven Fried Chicken
Chicken pieces of your choice Salt Pepper Paprika Flour 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.
If you were to look up the word "picky" in the dictionary, you would see a picture of my husband off to the left. Growing up, I was exposed to all sorts of different foods and encouraged to experiment with different flavors, but after meeting my husband, I somewhat locked myself into an eight to ten meal rotation and was reluctant to deviate. I have since given birth to two of the least picky eaters on the face of the Earth, thus inspiring me to transform my cooking style. I know many people, like myself, lead such hectic lives, so I strive to find recipes that are quick and easy--especially those that you can whip up with ingredients that you ordinarily have on hand!
A bit about me...I married my husband, Marcus, on June 1, 2003 and we welcomed our son Jacob on March 22, 2005. Our daughter, Madeline, was born on March 1, 2008. I stay home with the kids for the most part, but also work occasional shifts as a registered nurse at a local hospital. I truly hope you enjoy my blog. A special "thank you" to my sister, Sarah, for giving me the idea! Her creativity is hard to live up to, but I'm a very determined person and hope to make her proud :)