Oven Fried Chicken
 
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Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • 3 medium sized chicken breasts or 2 large chicken breasts sliced in half
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
Instructions
  1. Mix together the buttermilk, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon black pepper in a shallow dish large enough for all of your chicken breasts (I used Tupperware).
  2. Pound your chicken breasts to an even thickness or slice them in halves if they're large. Place all of the chicken breasts in the buttermilk mixture and place in the fridge for as little as 30 minutes or as long as overnight. I left mine in there for about 6 hours.
  3. In another shallow dish such as a pie dish, combine the 1 cup dry bread crumbs, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon dried parsley, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, ½ teaspoon dried thyme, ½ teaspoon dried basil, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon chili powder, and ½ teaspoon smoked paprika.
  4. Take each breast, one at a time, from the buttermilk (don't bother shaking the buttermilk off) and place it in the bread crumb mixture. Coat well.
  5. Gently place each one of the chicken breasts on a rack that is set on a sheet pan lined them with the parchment paper or foil. Make sure they aren’t touching, and put the whole thing in the refrigerator for 30 to 60 minutes. This will make the breading really stick to the chicken (it really does!). You can go straight from breading to baking, but this extra step does give you a crispier coating.
  6. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F when you're ready. Place the chicken directly onto your lined pan (I greased mine quickly with some Pam) and bake for 12 minutes on one side, then flip them and bake for another 8-10 minutes on the other side. Serve with potatoes, vegetables, or whatever.
Adapted From
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at http://www.thecrepesofwrath.com/2009/05/25/oven-fried-chicken/