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Crispy Baked Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.


6 servings

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


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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  • shannondobos
    May 20, 2020

    This used just a few common ingredients, but had fantastic flavor. Both kids agreed. The chicken was super crispy and the coating actually adhered so nicely because it was so light. I will definitely make this again!

  • MarineMom_texas
    Jan 13, 2018

    We had this chicken tonight and it is a clear winner. I used chicken thighs and they were scrumptious. So nice and crispy and such a good flavor. I highly recommend this delicious recipe.Volunteer Field Editor

  • 2124arizona
    Jun 25, 2017

    This is my wife's favorite way to fix chicken. It's so easy to prepare and everyone loves it!! I fix it also.

  • pamdevone
    Jul 8, 2015

    It was pretty good.

  • LeslieH
    Jun 27, 2015

    Easy and delicious

  • grammaschu
    Mar 3, 2015

    Husbands favorite!

  • Askaye
    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
    Feb 10, 2014

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

  • jklobner
    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.

  • lllewark
    Nov 27, 2012

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