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Nutty Oven-Fried Chicken

 Nutty Oven-Fried Chicken
The pecans that give this dish its unique nutty flavor are plentiful in the South, and so is chicken. I love to make and serve this easy dish because the chicken comes out moist, tasty and crispy. —Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour


  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted


  • Place milk in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the
  • baking mix, pecans and seasonings. Dip chicken pieces in milk, then
  • coat generously with pecan mixture.
  • Place in a lightly greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Drizzle with
  • butter. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until chicken is
  • golden brown and crispy and juices run clear. Yield: 6 servings.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.