Both of our moms made “the best” fried chicken years ago, but I probably could count on one hand all the times I’ve cooked it. And that’s mainly for the usual reasons; the messy frying and cholesterol.
But, the truth of the matter may be that I never really mastered the art of frying chicken. The times I tried, it was always done on the outside, with a beautiful deep golden brown crust, and undercooked on the inside with a greasy layer.
Then I resorted to oven “fried” chicken. This is a great recipe with just the right blend of ingredients to make everyone satisfied. Sometimes, I add more garlic powder, and add Mrs. Dash Onion and Herb Seasoning. The Italian seasoned bread crumbs are perfect ~ a delicious alternative to seasonings blended with flour.
Oven “Fried” Chicken
1 (3- pound) chicken, cut up or favorite pieces
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper Seasoning Blend
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place butter in baking sheet and into oven just long enough to melt.
Wash chicken and pat dry.
Mix coating ingredients together in bowl.
Dredge chicken in coating.
Place chicken on baking sheet.
Bake for 30 minutes and turn.
Bake for 20-30 additional minutes or until juices run clear and coating is crisp.
Try this! It’s ‘finger lickin’ good’!
By the way----
We’ve had 9 consecutive days of record-high temperatures; this morning the wind chill factor is 27 degrees ~ a return to our usual Spring weather!
Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog @My Kind of Cooking. She is having a great cookbook giveaway now!