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The BEST Crispy Oven Fried Chicken Recipe. Ever.

The Kitchen Magpie’s Crispy Oven Fried Chicken - find out the secret to the most amazing oven fried chicken you will ever eat! Just look at that crispy skin! No crazy batter, either!

Time warning: the chicken has to sit for 30 minutes before even baking in the oven

Everyone has a version of crispy oven fried chicken, and this one would be mine. What you have to create to your liking is really the spices that go into the flour coating, I found I can’t stand ingredients like thyme or rosemary for my crispy chicken, but prefer garlic, seasoning salt, pepper and paprika. It takes a lot of testing and trials, but eventually you find what you like. The rest of the recipe is almost the same as most out there, the preparation doesn’t really change.

After you try this recipe, you will never need to deep fry chicken again.  I kid you not. You will be making the best oven fried chicken and not only that, one that doesn’t have a weird batter all over it. This is just pure, oven fried chicken without all the hoopla. Flour, spices and a secret trick!

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Oh man, would you LOOK at this oven fried chicken! Its crispy, the flour batter stays on, the flavor is to die for and it’s so easy.

The Kitchen Magpie’s Crispy Oven Fried Chicken - find out the secret to the most amazing oven fried chicken you will ever eat! Just look at that crispy skin! No crazy batter, either!

My family flips for it every single time, and my daughter is no exception, she loves the drumsticks the best, of course. You can see in this picture how the batter stays on until you bite it.  I almost never post pictures of the family in my recipes, but she was having so much fun tonight eating it I had to show this picture.

The Kitchen Magpie’s Crispy Oven Fried Chicken - find out the secret to the most amazing oven fried chicken you will ever eat! Just look at that crispy skin! No crazy batter, either!

The Kitchen Magpie’s Crispy Oven Fried Chicken - find out the secret to the most amazing oven fried chicken you will ever eat! Just look at that crispy skin! No crazy batter, either!

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The Kitchen Magpie’s Crispy Oven Fried Chicken


  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 45
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 pieces
  • Category: dinner recipes

Description

The Kitchen Magpie’s Crispy Oven Fried Chicken – find out the secret to the most amazing oven fried chicken you will ever eat! Just look at that crispy skin! No crazy batter, either!


Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups of flour
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp  seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 or 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of margarine or butter
  • one chicken, cut into 8 pieces  (2 drumsticks, 2 thighs and the breasts cut into 4)

Instructions

  1. in a medium sized bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together.
  2. Grease a baking sheet really well and set aside.
  3. Beat the eggs and place in a small bowl. Line up your bowls and  your baking sheet in this order from right to left; egg, flour, then baking sheet. This will make sense once you start dipping, for a messy cook like me, I have try and keep things clean once in a blue moon.
  4. First, dip your chicken into the flour mixture and cover it completely.
  5. Then go to the egg mixture, and cover it again completely, this time with egg.
  6. Back to the flour mixture to cover it completely again, trying not to disturb the two other layers you just did.
  7. Place the chicken on the baking sheet, and repeat with all the pieces  of  chicken until they are all done. Now it is time to put them into the fridge and let them sit for 30 minutes. DO NOT skip this part, it helps the layers adhere to not only the chicken, but themselves.  And make sure you let the chicken sit in the fridge, in the cold.
  8. After the 30 minutes, melt the margarine and pour over the chicken pieces.
  9. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  10. Bake the chicken for 40-45 minutes until the breast meat reaches 165 °F and the thigh meat is 180 °F.
  11. Remove and serve!

Notes

You can use butter successfully in this recipe, many people have! Just make sure to watch it so it doesn’t burn as butter has a lower smoke point.

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Dianne Cisarano
    August 31, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    This is a great recipe!

  • Reply
    Mike
    June 7, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Can I use skinless and boneless chicken breasts for this recipe without sacrificing crispiness?

  • Reply
    Karlynn Johnston
    September 19, 2013 at 3:36 am

    Let me know what you think!!

  • Reply
    April
    September 18, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    This looks great!  My chicken is in the fridge now!  Only about an hour left til dinner!  🙂

  • Reply
    Kelly
    April 18, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Tried this tonight, it was great. Thanks!

  • Reply
    Jackie
    October 21, 2011 at 6:36 am

    Hi Mary

    Could you add a print button to this recipe, so I don’t have to print out so many pages.

  • Reply
    karlynnj
    August 24, 2009 at 10:20 am

    New blog post: The Kitchen Magpie’s Oven Crispy Chicken http://bit.ly/BS1hQ
    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

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