Chicken Comfort Food

Oven Fried Chicken


Oven Fried Chicken

When I was growing up, my Mom made some killer fried Chicken!  It was such a process though, so I wanted to simplify things, yet keep similar flavors and textures in this dish.  I did add a bit of spice to the breading.  No surprise if you know me!  Serve this with my mashed potatoes and sauteed green beans.  Winner winner chicken dinner!

  • Author: Leora Ellingson


2 whole chickens, broken down into 8 pieces each, ask your butcher to do this, if you don’t know how

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon mustard powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1/3 cup butter

3 tablespoons olive oil


Preheat the oven to 425 F.


In Ziploc freezer bag, combine flour, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, mustard powder, onion powder, salt and pepper; and toss to combine.  Add chicken pieces a few at a time; shake gently to coat.


Put 1/3 cup butter and the olive oil in a shallow baking pan; place it in the preheated oven. When the butter has melted, arrange chicken in the baking pan in a single layer, skin side down.


Bake for 30 minutes; remove the pans, one at a time, and flip the chicken; skin side up and continue baking for another 15 – 20 minutes, or until chicken is tender a food thermometer registers least 165 F. 


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