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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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

489 calories; 40.4 g total fat; 110 mg cholesterol; 310 mg sodium. 13.3 g carbohydrates; 18 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2013
I didn't see the need for shortening butter and oil so I settled on butter only but followed the rest of the recipe as written and was happy with the moist flavorful chicken. Not quite the same as fried but a good substitute. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2015
After coating let meat rest for 30 minutes before putting in the oven. Spray chicken with Pam instead of cooking in oil. I baked on baking rack. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2013
I didn't see the need for shortening butter and oil so I settled on butter only but followed the rest of the recipe as written and was happy with the moist flavorful chicken. Not quite the same as fried but a good substitute. Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2013
I didn't see the need for shortening butter and oil so I settled on butter only but followed the rest of the recipe as written and was happy with the moist flavorful chicken. Not quite the same as fried but a good substitute. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2015
I freaking loved this recipe! I too omitted the butter and shortening only because I didn't read the recipe while I made the chx. Got the concept and was on my way. The chicken taste Exactly like the regular pan fried and all the stuff stays on! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2014
1 T veg oil 1 T milk no corn meal no tarragon panko and ital. crumbs.sept 27 14 5 stars Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2015
After coating let meat rest for 30 minutes before putting in the oven. Spray chicken with Pam instead of cooking in oil. I baked on baking rack. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2015
Used flour since I had no cornmeal and baked the chicken for a full hour. It was moist crispy and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/11/2016
A lot of work not a lot of flavour Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2019
Loved it! However we will have to tweak it just a bit for ourselves cooking time wise. Like the skin a little crispier. Pickiest critic in the house raved about it. Husband cooked it. Super easy to follow. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2015
I loved this but I did tweek it a little. I used Texas Crutons that have the garlic and butter. I crushed what I had left over with a mallet and added 1/2 cup of flour seasoning salt pepper thyme....deeeelish. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2018
I didn't cook it hot enough in oven. I would turn it up a bit under the broiler next time. It disappeared quickly! Read More