Oven Fried Chicken

Why don’t we bring the pulley bone back?  I  had such fun with this little piece of fried chicken when I was growing up.  Many of my dreams went in and out of the window with the pull of this bone at the dinner table.  Today my students have never heard of the pulley bone.  It’s too bad they’re missing out on making wishes come true and some  quality family time at the dinner table.

My mother could make really good fried chicken.  I loved her fried chicken!    It was perfectly seasoned, had a crispy crust ,and it was tender and juicy inside.  I don’t fry chicken and not many people I know do either.    It makes a huge mess and I don’t want to deal with the grease, so this is my  way of having my chicken fried.  I use the oven.  You have some prep on the backside, but  it will really pay off when you taste this wonderfully tender and juicy chicken.

If you are looking for a really crispy crust this is not the recipe for you, but it is more of a Maryland fried chicken with a great flavor.  And if you are lucky enough to have leftovers, they are easily reheated by placing in foil.  Don’t completely cover the chicken.  Warm in a 325 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes depending of the thickness of the breasts.

First choose four  chicken breasts with the skin and ribs.  This will give the chicken a lot of flavor.  If the breasts are extra large cut them in half with kitchen shears.  Marinate the chicken in buttermilk.  It will take almost a quart.  Place in a ziplock bag or in a large bowl making sure to cover the chicken with the buttermilk.  Marinate overnight or up to 48 hours.  Thirty minutes before cooking take the chicken out of the buttermilk and place on a cooling rack to drain the liquid.  Wipe the chicken dry with paper towel and dredge in seasoned flour.

I’ve made this many times and there are two things that can really alter the results of the chicken 1)  pan that you use and 2)  the amount of chicken placed in the pan.  I use a 9 x 13 inch glass pyrex.  But, if the chicken breasts are extra large I use a pyrex pie dish to hold the overflow.  Place the pan in a 425 degree oven with 1/2 stick of butter  watching carefully until melted.   Dip each piece of the floured  chicken  into the butter.  Place the chicken skin side down.  Don’t crowd the dish.  Use an extra pie plate with a couple of tablespoons of melted butter to hold the extra chicken.  Place in a 425 degree oven for 30 minutes.  Take  out of the oven and turn the chicken skin side up .  All of the chicken at this point can go into the 9 x 13 inch pan.  Cook for about 15 minutes.

Now you have the best oven fried chicken ever!

Oven Fried Chicken

Yield:  4-8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 large chicken breasts with ribs and  skin ( cut in half if desired)
  • 1 quart of buttermilk
  • 1 cup  flour
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 3 tablespoons salt

Directions:

  1. Marinate chicken in buttermilk for 24 to 48 hours.
  2. Take it out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking.
  3. Drain the chicken by placing on a rack.
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  5. Pat the chicken dry with paper towel.
  6. In a pie pan or shallow dish, combine flour, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  7. Coat the chicken with the flour mixture.
  8. Put butter in a shallow dish.   Place in the oven to melt.   use a 9 x 13 inch pyrex dish and sometimes if the chicken will not fit I use a pyrex pie plate to hold the overflow.
  9. Dip the chicken in butter and place with the skin side down.  Don’t worry if all the chicken is not covered with butter.
  10. Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes: turn and bake 15 minutes longer, or until chicken is done.
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68 responses to “Oven Fried Chicken

  1. lindsey A

    the chicken with skin an ribs really give it some extra flavor

  2. yanexy

    The oven fried chicken looks really good and i learned that its preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  3. Noel Epstein

    You can cook the chicken in just 45 minutes.

  4. haley

    I learned that after baking the chicken for thirty minutes, you must turn it over and bake again for 15 minutes so that it is even.

  5. Noelle

    I learned that to make fried chicken you marinate it in buttermilk.

  6. Ashton M.- 1st Period

    I learned that when you cook chicken with bones in it, they add flavor and moisture. :)

  7. ya boi dre

    i didnt get to taste but looks great, students told me that this dish was excellent.

  8. case m 1st

    I learned when you cook chicken with bones in it, it adds flavor.

  9. Hayley

    I learned that if the chicken is not completely covered in butter you will still have good results.

  10. R.I.P. Valencia

    Its best to marinate the chicken for 24 to 48 hours.

  11. britnee williams

    i learned yo have to the Marinate chicken in buttermilk for 24 to 48 hours. thats rather unusual to me ive never heard of having to marinate chicken that long. thats a long time

  12. andrea brown

    i learned that you use alot of butter in fried chicken

  13. Hector Melara

    I learned that when you cook chicken with bones in it they will add flavor

  14. jada welch

    i learned to take it out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking

  15. Adrea Belcher

    I learned you use buttermilk.

  16. Kaleigh Kraus

    I learned that if you marinate the chicken in buttermilk, and leaving the bones in adds flavor.

  17. amber pirkle

    i learned that you can marinate the chicken for 24 to 48 hours in buttermilk.

  18. bria roberts

    I learned that that making chicken with bone would make the chicken have more flavor.

  19. Chelly T.

    i learned that you can make chicken for 45 mins ..

  20. Courtney Thompson

    I Learned this is a healthier alternative to frying, so it wont be greasy, and fat.

  21. Avondre Johnson

    I learned if you cook chicken with bones in it it adds more flavor

  22. Courtney Vasquez

    I learned when you cook chicken with bones in it, it can add flavor and moisture.

  23. mallory loftin

    i learned that you have to marinate the chicken for a long time.

  24. aimee

    i learned you need to marinate chicken overnight or up to 48 hours with buttermilk

  25. Jessica Craig

    i learned yo have to the Marinate chicken in buttermilk for 24 to 48 hours.

  26. Maryann Rodriguez

    take the chicken out of the oven and put it skin side up!!

  27. grayling

    In this little session thing, i learned how to deep fry something, especially chicken, it looks amazing.

  28. brianna

    I learned you can merinate the chicken in butter.

  29. Brittany Collins

    I learned that you have to marinate chicken for 24-48 hrs.

  30. mary depaola

    i learned you have to the marinate chicken in buttermilk for 24 to 48 hours.

  31. Sarah Jeffcoat

    I learned that it is possible to fry chicken in the oven, and you dont need to cook it on a stove top with grease.

  32. Whitney Hobbs

    After reading, I learned you should cook the chicken with its skin and ribs because it adds flavor to the meat.

  33. Kori Howard

    I learned that to make fried chicken you marinate it in buttermilk.

  34. Austin Cunningham

    I learned that is best to let the chicken marinate for 1 to 2 days before cooking

  35. Catie M 3rd

    I learned if you cook chicken with bones in it it adds more flavor

  36. Morgan Woods

    I learned when you cook chicken with bones in it, it adds flavor

  37. jamile holmes

    I learned that when you take the bones out of the chicken it takes away from the flavor.

  38. traviis platt

    cook it with the bones in it it keeps flavlor

  39. olivia4thalbanese

    i learned that you have to let chicken Marinate in buttermilk for 24 to 48 hours.

  40. nicholas paul

    I learned that this chicken can be made in about 45 min.

  41. ALEXXXX:)

    YOU COOK THE CHICKEN WITH THE SKIN SIDE DOWN.

  42. Jorman Gonzalez

    this looks so good, im definitly trying this.

  43. arkell

    I learned that you can marinate chicken in buttermilk and that meats with bones actually gives it flavor.

  44. Rebecca Davenport

    I learned that cooking chicken with bones in it adds flavor.

  45. maeghan d

    i learned that you should marinate your chicken in buttermilke for a day or two

  46. madison hayes

    i learned it was very fun and easy to make ! with a few steps

  47. Ashley

    i learn that making chicken isnt hard at all.

  48. Raenah B. 4TH

    I learned that you use a 9 x 13 inch pan

  49. T. Foster

    i learned how i should add seasoning the chicken.

  50. Antione A.

    i learned that frying chicken and then putting it in the oven can give it a nice flavor and color.

  51. Morgan Barnwell 4th

    i learned that you can make oven fried chicken with less of a crispy skin if you use more butter and cook it in the way described. also, the bones add flavor, which i didn’t know.

  52. Anna Acker 4th Period

    I learned that you can fry chicken in the oven, I didn’t know that you could do that.

  53. alina m

    I learned that if you don’t have the whole chicken covered in butter it will still turn out good and taste good! :)

  54. Jackie

    I learned that you have to let the chicken marinate for 24 to 48 hours.

  55. I learned that you need to take the chicken out of the buttermilk 30 minutes before putting it in the oven. You then place it on a cooling rack to drain the excess liquid before you smother it in seasoned flour!

  56. Morgan Jones

    I learned that if you pick chicken with skin and ribs then this will make the chincken have a lot more flavor.

  57. Melijah

    I learned that if you marinate the chicken in buttermilk

  58. Chelsea Tidwell- 4th period

    I learned that you have to let the chicken marinate for atleast a day or even two days. I also learned that you can pat the chicken dry with paper towels to get rid of the extra liquid.

  59. Katherine Lackey

    I learned that after 30 minutes you have to take the chicken out and flip the skin up.

  60. Kayla Williams

    I learned that leaving the bone adds flavor.

  61. audrey carroll

    i learned you Drain the chicken by placing on a rack.

  62. nikki burns

    i learned you have to marienate it in buttermilk for 24 to 48 hours.

  63. Payton Horton

    I learned that you can marinate your chicken in buttermilk, (I have never really heard of that before) and that you marinate it overnight or up to at least 48 hours.

  64. T. Alston 3rd period

    I learned that using chicken breast with the skin and ribs give it more flavor.

  65. Sydnee 3rd Period

    I learned that you cook oven fried chicken skin down.

  66. frederick welch

    I learned that if you marinate the chicken in buttermilk in adds flavor

  67. evan foerster

    I learned that oven fried chicken is a healthier way to make a meal with great tasting fried chicken.

  68. Alana oliver

    I learned that you can fry chicken.

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