Easy Oven-Fried Chicken

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This is a very easy way to have great fried chicken, without standing over a frying pan. My family loves this and it's simply a matter of changing the seasonings to get an entirely new flavour.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup shortening, or as needed

  • ¼ cup butter, or as needed

  • ½ cup vegetable oil, or as needed

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon water

  • 10 crackers, or as needed, crushed

  • ¼ cup cornmeal, or as needed

  • 1 teaspoon dried sage

  • dried tarragon

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Melt shortening and butter in a 9x13-inch baking dish in the preheating oven. Once melted, pour enough vegetable oil into the baking dish until oil is about 1/2-inch deep. Keep oil mixture in the oven while preparing remaining ingredients.

  3. Beat egg and water in a shallow dish. Combine crackers, cornmeal, sage, tarragon, and garlic powder in a large resealable plastic bag. Season with salt and pepper; seal and shake bag to mix. Dip chicken thighs in egg mixture and place 2 to 3 thighs in the plastic bag; shake to coat. Repeat with remaining chicken. Arrange chicken thighs skin-side down, in preheated baking dish.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Flip chicken thighs and continue baking until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 15 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

My Mom always used corn flakes in place of the crackers. If you choose to try this variation, omit the salt in the recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

489 Calories
40g Fat
13g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 489
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 52%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 310mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 173mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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