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 I love fried chicken but hate frying.  Because of this I rarely make fried chicken.   A great alternative is frying the chicken in the oven.   The chicken is floured and coated just as you would traditional fried chicken but it is entirely cooked in the oven.


Less time spent in front of the stove and it’s healthier!  What’s the secret?  Spraying the chicken with canola oil spray and cooking at a high temperature creates a crispy crust on the outside while the meat remains juicy.   This recipe is a keeper!  I would recommend it to the lovers of the traditional fried chicken to give it a try, you will be pleasantly surprised.


Oven Fried Chicken

8 pieces of chicken, I used leg and thighs

2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

½ tsp paprika

½ tsp cayenne pepper

½ tsp black pepper

1 tsp dried parsley

2 tsp salt

1 ½ cup flour

1 cup milk

Canola spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Generously spray a large baking sheet with canola spray.

In a small box mix garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, dried parsley and salt.  Place chicken in a large bowl then add 2 tsp of spice mixture to chicken.  Make sure to coat both sides of the chicken.

Place flour and remaining spice mixture on a large plate, and mix to combine.   Place milk in a large bowl that’s big enough to dip the chicken in.   Next coat both sides of the seasoned chicken in the flour, making sure to shake off the excess.

Next, quickly dip the chicken in the milk, then dip it back into the flour.  Shake off the excess flour then place on the baking sheet, skin side up.  Repeat process until with each piece of chicken.   Make sure the pieces of chicken do not touch each other on the baking pan, the will help it to brown rather than steam.   Next generously spray the chicken with the canola spray, then place into preheated oven and bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown.



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