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Flavorful, delicious and healthy! Oven Fried Chicken is kid-friendly, perfectly spiced, super easy and quick to make. It will be a hit with your family!

Oven Fried Chicken and sauce

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I’ve always loved the flavor of Kentucky Fried Chicken, but I’m not really a big fan of eating chicken on the bone.  

 

I have a weird thing about food textures. So whenever my family would go to KFC, I would always get the the boneless chicken strips. 

 

I was looking for a way to make fried chicken that wasn’t “fried” and decided to bake it in the oven instead!

 

This Oven Fried Chicken recipe is amazing because it is “oven fried”.  It comes together quickly and doesn’t make a big mess, because you bake it in the oven instead of frying it in oil.

 

I love that it is also very kid-friendly. My kids love to help me when I make this recipe!

 

What to Eat with Oven Fried Chicken

 

 

Oven Baked Popcorn Chicken on a plate.

 

Ingredients for Oven Fried Chicken

 

Marinade

  • 2-3 Chicken Breasts, cut into pieces if desired
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Egg

 

Chicken Coating

  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 Cup Cornmeal
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Season Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons Paprika

 

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Directions

 

  • Cut the chicken breasts into bite-size or chicken strip size pieces and place them in a gallon-size ziplock bag with the marinade ingredients. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

 

Step one: Marinate chicken in buttermilk

 

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and place 4-6 tablespoons of butter on a baking sheet.  Place it in the oven to melt.

 

Step 2: Place pats of butter on a sheet pan to place Oven Fried Popcorn Chicken on.

 

  • Combine the coating ingredients in a separate gallon size bag and add the chicken to the bag, using a slotted spoon.  Shake the chicken in the bag to ensure it is covered.

 

Step 3: Place Oven Fried Popcorn Chicken in a bag with coating ingredients.

 

 

Step 3: Oven Fried Popcorn Chicken arranged on a baking sheet.

 

  • Bake the chicken in the oven for 10 minutes.

 

  • Remove the pan of chicken from the oven and turn over using silicone tongs.  

 

  • Bake for 10 more minutes.  

 

 

Oven Fried Popcorn Chicken on a Plate.

 

 

Oven Baked Popcorn Chicken on a plate.

Oven Fried Chicken

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Passive Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Flavorful,delicious and healthy! Oven Fried KFC Popcorn Chicken is kid-friendly, super easy and quick to make. It will be a hit with your family!

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 2-3 Chicken Breasts, cut in bite-size pieces
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Egg

Chicken Coating

  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 Cup Cornmeal
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Seasoned Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons Paprika

Instructions

Marinade Instructions

  1. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces and place in a gallon sized bag.
  2. Mix buttermilk and egg together and pour over chicken.
  3. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour to overnight.

Popcorn chicken

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut the butter and place on baking sheet. Put the baking sheet in the oven to melt the butter while you are preparing the chicken.
  2. Combine flour, breadcrumbs, cornmeal, salt, seasoned salt, pepper and paprika in a separate ziplock bag.
  3. Remove chicken from marinade with a slotted spoon and place in the seasonings bag.
  4. Shake the bag until all chicken pieces are covered.
  5. Remove pan from oven and spread butter around.
  6. Place popcorn chicken on the pan and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  7. Flip chicken over with tongs and cook on the other side for 10 more minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and place on a paper towel. Serve.

Notes

If not serving immediately, place the chicken on a paper towel when removed from the oven.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 1674mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 12g

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2 Comments on Oven Fried Chicken

  1. Are you supposed to put the cornmeal into the flour coating mixture before breading? Didn’t see it listed in the instructions. Thanks.

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