Baked Crunchy Chicken
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon whole 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 13x9-in. baking dish. Drizzle with butter. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until juices run clear.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 418 calories, 28g fat (11g saturated fat), 148mg cholesterol, 423mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 32g protein.
Dec 8, 2017
I also used boneless chicken breasts, and it was very good. Easy recipe to make.
Oct 19, 2017
I made this using boneless, skinless chicken breast since that is all I had on hand and it was amazing! I'm sure it would be even better as written (with a whole broiler chicken, cut up) and I can't wait to try it this way!
Jan 17, 2017
I'm making this tonight. Should the chicken be with skin or without? I'm confused.
Nov 18, 2016
I made this last night with chicken thighs. I reduced the ingredients by half because I didn't use a whole chicken. I followed the ingredients as written. Both my wife and I thought this was very good. We will be making this one again for sure. I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you Elva Jean.
Jun 1, 2016
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.
Jan 11, 2016
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!
Nov 16, 2014
Yummy and easy! This is a keeper!
Nov 7, 2014
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.
Jun 29, 2014
Jun 28, 2014
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!