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Southern-Style Oven-Fried Chicken Recipe

Southern-Style Oven-Fried Chicken Recipe

I call this America’s best-loved oven-fried chicken. The secret is in the breading, which makes the chicken super moist and flavorful, herby and golden brown. —Elaina Morgan, Rickman, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep:15 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Ritz crackers (about 50)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place a rack in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan; coat the rack with cooking spray.
  • 2. In a shallow bowl, mix the first seven ingredients. In a separate shallow bowl, whisk eggs. Dip chicken in eggs, then in cracker mixture, patting to help coating adhere. Place on prepared rack.
  • 3. Bake 20 minutes. Turn chicken; bake 15-25 minutes longer or until chicken is golden brown and juices run clear. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked chicken equals 418 calories, 22 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 123 mg cholesterol, 638 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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