BAKED FRIED CHICKEN

BAKED FRIED CHICKEN
THIS RECIPE FOR BAKED FRIED CHICKEN IS ULTRA CRISPY CHICKEN THAT’S BEEN BAKED IN THE OVEN FOR A LIGHTER TAKE ON THE CLASSIC. THIS OVEN FRIED CHICKEN WILL QUICKLY BECOME A FAMILY FAVORITE!
As the weather starts to cool down, my cooking style tends to change. In the summer I’m all about grilling and salads full of seasonal produce; as we head into the fall and winter months it’s comfort food all the way. My family loves comfort food, who doesn’t?! But many comfort food dishes tend to be heavier in nature, which I’m not a fan of. This baked fried chicken is a lighter take on the classic – it’s got the same crispy coating and tender juicy chicken, but without the deep frying!
This recipe for baked fried chicken is ultra crispy chicken that's been baked in the oven for a lighter take on the classic. This oven fried chicken will quickly become a family favorite!

Ingredients
  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Optional garnish: chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. Place the chicken tenders in the buttermilk and marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place an empty sheet pan in the oven for 10 minutes.
  3. On a large plate, mix together the flour, cornmeal, panko breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and smoked paprika.
  4. Take each chicken tender out of the buttermilk mixture and place on the plate with the flour mixture; turn evenly to coat. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  5. Remove the sheet pan from the oven and place the butter on it. Wait 2-3 minutes until butter is melted. Swirl the butter around the pan until the bottom is evenly coated.
  6. Place the chicken in a single layer on the melted butter. Bake for 10 minutes then flip. Bake for 8 minutes more. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until tops are crispy. Serve immediately, sprinkled with parsley if desired.
Recipe Source:dinneratthezoo.com

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