Monday, August 29, 2011

Oven Fried Chicken

I like this recipe because it doesn't get my stove top dirty and I don't have to stand around and watch the chicken. Just throw it into a baking dish and into the oven and I am free to do other things. This is a great weekend meal. I Love me some comfort food, yummm!!

Whole chicken, cut up into 8 serving pieces
1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup of white wine
2 tsp. of salt, divided
2 tsp. of black pepper, divided
2 Tbs. of portuguese red bell pepper paste (massa de pimentao)
2 cloves of garlic minced
2 tsp. of paprika, divided
1 tsp. of onion powder
1 tsp. of dried sage
3/4 cup of canola oil
2 cups of all- purpose flour
1 tsp. of garlic powder
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup of hot sauce

In a large bowl, whisk oil, wine, 1 tsp. of salt, 1 tsp. of pepper, red bell pepper paste, garlic, 1 tsp. of paprika, onion powder and sage. Add the chicken to the marinade. Marinate overnight.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Pour canola oil into a 4 quart baking dish. Place the dish in the oven to heat the oil.
In one dish add the flour, 1 tsp. of salt, 1 tsp. of pepper and the garlic powder and whisk together. In another dish add the eggs and the hot sauce and whisk together. Dip the chicken pieces in the egg then dredge in the flour mixture. Place chicken in the baking dish with the heated oil. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Turn the chicken pieces over and bake for another 20-25 minutes.


  1. Would this also be a healthier option rather than fried chicken? or is it just the same?

  2. Hi Graham. This recipe is a little healthier than frying the chicken. If you want to be a bit more healthier, you can dredge the chicken in panko and place on a rack that has been placed over a baking sheet and drizzle the chicken with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil. It comes out nice and crispy and just as delicious. Let me know how you make out.