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Crispy Baked Chicken Recipe

Crispy Baked Chicken Recipe

My siblings and I couldn't wait to sit down to supper when Mom was making this delicious chicken. The cornmeal in the coating gives each juicy golden piece a wonderful crunch. -Karen Wingate, Coldwater, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 3-1/2 pounds), cut up
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted


  • 1. In a shallow bowl combine the first six ingredients. Pour milk in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken in milk, then roll in the cornmeal mixture.
  • 2. Place chicken in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Drizzle with butter. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 50-55 minutes or until juices run clear. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 430 calories, 25g fat (11g saturated fat), 118mg cholesterol, 785mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.

Reviews for Crispy Baked Chicken

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pamdevone User ID: 3875916 229188
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2015

"It was pretty good."

LeslieH User ID: 191346 228635
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2015

"Easy and delicious"

grammaschu User ID: 2483639 221942
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

"Husbands favorite!"

Askaye User ID: 8247143 219785
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

"Excellent. Used just wings cut in two pieces. Breasts might dry out cooked 50 minutes. Just had a day old leftover- yummy."

Pam Posada User ID: 2909700 11959
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

"This is the only "fried" chicken I make. Super easy and taste great!!"

jklobner User ID: 1254087 10731
Reviewed May. 16, 2013

"Everyone I have made this for can't believe it's baked not fried. My husband is picky and he loves it."

114dianadr User ID: 3125951 27708
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2012

"I made this for dinner .. It was good and will make it again..."

jcpnai10 User ID: 5554881 7369
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"My bf loved it; he says #1 spot on the list of faves!"

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 10723
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2011

"I recently found the contest-winning recipe (from 1991 I believe) called "Sunday Fried chicken," and that is the one I'll be using from now on."

jeninohio123 User ID: 5664086 7345
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2011

"My family loves this recipe. Even my picky 12 year old son."

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 13824
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"Our mouths were watering from the delicious armoa coming from the kitchen while this chicken baked. The recipe was so easy. I used legs and thighs so it was very economical as well."

ShortCake3 User ID: 5323713 27037
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2010

"I tried this recipe last night and it was a big hit with my kids (even my picky child). This is now a family favorite."

bcakes User ID: 3895174 7343
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2009

"Hello!to everyone this crispy baked chicken it is really delicious so I prepared it before my husband comes from work and the good part is that he always thinks that is bought from the store so then I tell him that I have made it at home and still he don't believe me.But I added something else to it and it was more delicious but thank you for the recipe.Open your imagination cookers."

coffee64 User ID: 3728943 10714
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2009

"My husband and son just loved this chicken. It is easy and very tasty!

Dana Ramsey, Northumberland, PA"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.