Back before Pinterest, I found this awesome recipe on the internet for “Spicy Southern Oven Fried Chicken.” It was delicious! I made it two or three times and it was really good at first, but then it started coming out soggy. Something was wrong. But the original recipe was lost somewhere in the deep, dark recesses of the World Wide Web.
I cannot sing enough praises for Pinterest! Of course, not every recipe is a winner, but at least when you find one you like, you can find it again! I found a NEW recipe for oven fried chicken. I made it exactly as the recipe instructed for this first time, but next time I plan to make it a little spicier by soaking it in a buttermilk and pepper sauce brine. It was delicious though!!
Here’s the recipe I found from Raegun Ramblings.
- 6 chicken thighs
- 1/2 C baking mix
- 1/2 C Flour
- 1/2 to 1 tsp Salt for coating
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 TBS Italian Seasoning
- Garlic Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
What to Do
- Preheat oven to 400 F. Once to temperature place an oven proof dish large enough for all the chicken to lay down in one layer with 1 TBS of butter.
- In a large bag combine baking mix, flour, salt, onion powder, and Italian Seasoning. Shake to mix and set aside.
- Sprinkle chicken with garlic salt and pepper to taste on both sides.
- Toss chicken in flour mixture to coat fully.
- Swirl the melted butter in the dish to evenly distribute and then place coated chicken skin side down in hot dish.
- Bake at 400 F for 15 minutes. Flip over so skin is up and then cook until finished about 10 more minutes.
** For easy clean up, line your baking dish with aluminum foil.
** If you use skinless chicken thighs, you might want to brush butter on the top side and at the end, turn the oven to broil for a few minutes to crisp up the breading.