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Crisp Oven-Fried Chicken

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 4

No-fry? No problem. Make fried chicken the easy way—in your oven! A surprise ingredient adds fantastic flavor and crunch to this baked fried chicken, without the fuss (and fat) of deep-frying. And did we mention it preps in just 15 minutes? MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups mashed potato flakes
1
teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2
teaspoon paprika
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
cup margarine or butter, melted
1
tablespoon water
1
egg
1
(3 to 3 1/2-lb.) frying chicken, skin removed if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, combine potato flakes, seasoned salt, paprika, garlic powder and pepper. Add margarine; mix well. In medium bowl, combine egg and water; beat well.
  • 3
    Dip chicken pieces in egg mixture; thorougly coat all sides with potato flake mixture. Place chicken, skin side up, in sprayed pan.
  • 4
    Bake uncovered at 400°F. for 55 to 60 minutes or until chicken is fork tender and juices run clear.

Expert Tips

  • Seasoned potato flakes add a crisp coating to this baked chicken.
  • This baked chicken comes out deep golden brown and crispy, just like fried chicken. Since the chicken is baked however, clean-up is quick and there's no oil spatter or lingering order.
  • Skinless chicken pieces work well in this recipe.
  • Potato salad, buttered baby peas and biscuits or cornbread make your chicken dinner complete.
  • Tip: Coat chicken, with zero mess! Seal chicken, seasonings and breadcrumbs inside a freezer bag and shake for perfectly covered, crispy results. More smart freezer bag tips.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
560
Calories from Fat
310
% Daily Value
Total Fat
34g
52%
Saturated Fat
9g
45%
Cholesterol
190mg
63%
Sodium
670mg
28%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
0g
Protein
46g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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