Oven-Baked Fried Chicken

Oven-Baked fried chicken….almost sounds like an oxymoron.  Although it is baked, it is not fried!  Thing is,  you get the taste of fried without all the extra grease.

 No more ridiculous than chicken fried steak.  And what’s up with that anyway?  Why not breaded steak cutlet?

It’s funny what we decide to call things.  It’s all in a name right.  Would a rose by any other name still smell as sweet? I know it’s not the direct Shakespearean quote but I like it better.

  • Two pounds of chicken drumsticks or thighs or both. Whatever floats your boat
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/4 cup of seasoning salt
  • 1 tbsp ground back pepper
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano leaves
  • Vegetable spray


Pre heat oven to 350* F

Put the flour, herbs, and spices into a medium size bowl or even a bag if if want to shake the chicken pieces. Combine the ingredients really well.

Now place the chicken in the flour mixture and coat all the pieces. Once coated arrange chicken on a baking sheet with sides. A nice idea would be to put down some parchment paper or aluminum foil on the baking sheet. It’ll be much easier to clean up afterwards.

Next, take your can of vegetable spray and spray a light coating on the chicken pieces.

Get that tray of chicken into the oven and bake for about 30 minutes.

The chicken is done when it has an internal temperature of 165*F or if you don’t have a thermometer, when the juices run clear and the meat comes away from the bones with ease.

Baked fried chicken is fun food! So serve it up with some homemade oven-baked fries and coleslaw. I think a beer would be a good addition to this meal!

Remember to cook with love in your heart- the food will taste better ❤️

If you try this recipe and want to share please put your comments in the section below. Thanks!

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