Best Oven Fried Chicken

Doc is so grateful for the contributions of a certain lady at his parent’s church for including the basis for this recipe in the cookbook his mom compiled for us as a wedding gift.

(Thank you Certain Unnamed Lady & Thank you Deeda!!)

But I want the world to know.  So here it is:

Start with a pack of chicken on the bone. Just…  hang on to it for a second.


Stick an 8 x 11ish Pyrex dish with a whole stick of butter in a 400 degree oven.

Use the whole stick, you won’t regret it.

Rinse your chicken, then set it aside for a moment.

In a big ziploc bag, combine about 1/2 Tablespoon of Paprika,

1.5 Teaspoons of Salt, 1 Teaspoon of Pepper,

And enough Flour (1-2 cups), then zip up the bag and shake it up, baby!

Your butter should be starting to get brown around the edges about now, so pull it out and put it somewhere handy.

Take a Worthless Photo of your sizzling butter,

And now the good part.

One or two pieces at a time, put some Chicken in the ziploc and shake it all up so the chicken is coated with the flour and good stuff.

These mamas should sizzle when you put them in the Browning Butter.

But don’t stop there.

Flip them over so the top of the chicken can bake with that awesome buttery-floury stuff upright.

Leave in a 400 degree oven for about 45 minutes, and don’t leave out this terribly important step:

Turn Them Halfway Thru!


I got carried away.

Meanwhile, put together a fall salad with toasted pecans and apple and carrot slices over lettuce.

Pile your finished fried chicken on a paper towelled plate,

And top it all off with some taters or something.




2 thoughts on “Best Oven Fried Chicken

  1. Looks super yummy! Too bad my picky husband refuses to eat chicken on the bone. Something about a horror film he saw as a kid that truly scarred him for life!

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