- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 can (2.8 ounces) french-fried onions, crushed
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Dash pepper
- 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- In a shallow bowl, whisk egg and milk. In another shallow bowl, combine the onions, cheese, bread crumbs, paprika, salt and pepper. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then roll in onion mixture.
- Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Drizzle with butter. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until juices run clear. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.
Reviews for Baked Crunchy Chicken
"I made this last night. I make a lot of chicken recipes, and this one was SO good. I increased the pepper to 1/4 tsp, added 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and increased the melted butter to 1/2 cup. As did several other reviewers, I laid the chicken on a rack, which kept the bottoms from getting soggy. The only thing I would change is to increase the temperature to 375. Maybe it's just my oven, but at 350 the chicken wasn't quite done in 60 minutes and had to do a bit longer. Other than that, it was perfect. AND, it tastes great hot or cold - I could easily see this as picnic chicken."
"I've tried many (baked & crunchy) chicken recipes, but this one is by far, the VERY BEST!! The chicken was very tasty & juicy, so I'll stick with this recipe. The only bread crumbs which I had on hand were 'whole wheat Panko bread crumbs', so I used 'em. If anything, they made the chicken even crunchier! Thanks Elva Jean, for the very best Baked chicken recipe ever!"
"Yummy and easy! This is a keeper!"
"I made this recipe exactly as written. It was delicious, my husband and daughter raved about it and the onions were the reason. The only thing I would do different is like Paul3303 said, use a rack and elevate the chicken. The tops were so crispy, but the bottoms were soggy. This is a keeper and I will make it many times after that one change."
"This is one of the best of this type of oven-baked "fried" chicken recipes that I have ever tried - in fact, it may be the best. My husband gave it 5 stars! I think it is the French-fried onions that make the difference. Thanks for sharing!"
"BEST chicken I HAVE EVER MADE IN THE OVEN"
"Awesome recipe! I have also used this recipe on pork chops and fish. YUM!!"
"Very nice oven fried chicken. Substituted panko for bread crumbs w/ extra paprika. Cooked perfect in 55 min. Be careful to not over cook. White meat may need to be pulled out at 50 min."
"Sweet Baby Jesus this was great. My super picky eight year old loved it too! I make it with drumsticks and no parm. cheese. Yum yum yum."