Oven-Fried Chicken

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The best Oven-Fried Chicken — with tons of flavor and less of the grease! SO much healthier because this fried chicken is baked! An easy weeknight meal. Chicken that tastes deep fried when biting into it, using this simple technique to get the chicken super crispy with no need for deep frying. Simple and delicious.

It’s so healthy, juicy, flavorful, and CRISPY! You would never guess this chicken is oven baked and not fried. The spice rub tastes just like your favorite Kentucky Fried Chicken. SO MUCH FLAVOR! This baked fried chicken is one of our favorites to make year round, and I think it is the best method out there to get it crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.

Simplify your dinner with this Fried Chicken that comes out crispy & delicious in about an hour. Less mess & clean up, the best-baked chicken recipe. Ever! Serve this great Oven-Fried Chicken with Garlic Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes or Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes.

To maximize the shelf life of fried chicken for safety and quality, refrigerate the chicken in shallow airtight containers or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Properly stored, fried chicken will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.

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Oven-Fried Chicken

The best Oven-Fried Chicken — with tons of flavor and less of the grease! SO much healthier because this fried chicken is baked! An easy weeknight meal.

  • Author: Food Network Kitchen
  • Prep Time: :10
  • Cook Time: :30
  • Total Time: :40
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baked

Ingredients

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  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/3 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 2 1/4 cups bagel chips or Melba toasts
  • 5 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon hot paprika
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt (2%)
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 4 skinless, bone-in chicken thighs or halved bone-in breasts (about 6 ounces each)
  • 2 bunches scallions
  • Harissa, chili sauce or ketchup, for the sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F. Set a rack on a foil-lined baking sheet and generously coat the rack with cooking spray.
  2. Finely grind the cereal and bagel chips in a food processor and transfer to a large resealable plastic bag. Add 3 teaspoons olive oil, the paprika, 2 teaspoons salt, and pepper to taste and toss.
  3. Whisk 1/2 cup yogurt and the mustard in a shallow bowl. Add the chicken and turn to coat, then transfer to the bag; seal and shake to coat. Place the chicken on the rack and mist with cooking spray.
  4. Toss the scallions with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil and place alongside the chicken. Bake until the chicken is crisp and a thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 160 degrees F, about 30 minutes.
  5. Make the dipping sauce: Mix the remaining 1 cup yogurt and harissa to taste in a bowl. Serve the chicken and scallions with the sauce.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4

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