Oven Fried Chicken is one of our all time favorite recipes! 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 KFC. SO MUCH FLAVOR! This baked fried chicken breast recipe is one of our favorites to make year round
Oven Fried Chicken is the perfect kind of recipe for our family, and one of our favorite easy dinner recipes!
In order to call a recipe a true family favorite, it has to be easy AND delicious. I’ve found that my favorite meals are those with the simplest ingredients, easiest prep, and best flavors. This crispy breaded and baked chicken breast fits the bill!
Sometimes the simple meals are simply the best, and this baked fried chicken breast recipe proves my point. It tastes just like picking up your favorite fried chicken, but it’s homemade and healthier! This oven fried chicken comes out of the oven SO crispy, you won’t believe it! Just like our Buttermilk Fried Chicken, but baked instead of fried.
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into thirds
•1 cup all-purpose flour
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1 tablespoon seasoned salt (I use Lawry’s Seasoned Salt)
•3/4 teaspoon pepper
•2 teaspoon paprika
•1/2 stick butter (or 1/4 cup)
•1 gallon-size Ziploc bag (optional)
Place thawed chicken strips in a bowl of buttermilk, cover, and let soak 20-30 minutes in the refrigerator.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Combine and mix thoroughly flour, salt, seasoned salt, pepper, and Paprika in a gallon-size Ziploc bag or bowl.
Cut 1/2 stick of butter into a few pieces and place in a 9- x 13-inch pan. Melt butter in preheated oven.
Spread melted butter around the bottom of the pan. Lightly spray the pan with cooking spray, if needed, to make sure that there are no dry spots.
Shake excess buttermilk off chicken and completely coat each piece in flour mixture. Either shake in the bag until coated or dip each piece in the bowl until coated.
Place each piece of chicken in the preheated pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn each piece of chicken over and continue baking for 20 minutes more, or until cooked through (170 degrees F)