Mom’s Oven-Fried Chicken

Oven-Fried ChickenMy mother doesn’t like to cook but she always managed to put a good, healthy dinner on the table for our family of six. One of her Sunday specialties was Oven-Fried Chicken. Even before all the research about low-fat and frying, she loved cooking the chicken in the oven because it was much cleaner and quicker (and cooler) than frying on top of the stove.Oven-Fried Chicken

I have adapted this recipe from hers. The change I made is adding the egg wash and bread crumbs because I wanted a crispier chicken. Everything else is all my mom’s. If you want to leave out the egg wash and bread crumbs, the chicken will still be delicious, a little less crispy and a bit healthier!Oven-Fried Chicken

This is a Gr8 recipe to make for a big family dinner because while the chicken is cooking for an hour, you can make all the other dishes and put a beautiful family dinner on the table. Serve this with these Green Beans with Bacon.

The chicken should take you about an hour and a half, including oven time.

Mom's Oven-Fried Chicken

Mom's Oven Fried Chicken

This should take you about an hour and a half, including oven time.

Author Anna


  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3-1/2 pounds Chicken pieces
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika, see note
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

Special Equipment:

  • 3 pie plates or shallow bowls
  • 11" x 7" glass casserole dish. You can use metal but you may need to adjust the cooking time.


  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF.

  2. In a pie plate mix together the flour, salt, paprika, and black pepper

  3. In a second pie plate, lightly beat the 2 eggs and whisk in the milk to make the egg wash

  4. Put the bread crumbs into a third pie plate

  5. Put the butter and olive oil into the glass pan and put into the oven to melt the butter, about 5 minutes, be careful not to burn it!

  6. Rinse and dry the chicken pieces.

  7. Once the butter is melted, carefully remove the pan from the oven.

  8. Dredge a piece of chicken in the flour mixture to completely cover.

  9. Roll the chicken in the egg wash

  10. Finally, dredge in the bread crumbs to fully coat the piece of chicken

  11. Lay the chicken, skin side down, in the glass pan.

  12. Repeat until all the chicken is coated and in the pan.

  13. Place the pan back into the oven and cook for 45 minutes

  14. Remove the pan from the oven, turn each piece of chicken over.

  15. Return pan to the oven and cook for an additional 15 minutes.

  16. When chicken is done remove from oven.

  17. Remove the chicken from the pan and you will have yummy drippings to make some gravy!

Recipe Notes

Gr8 Do Ahead Tip:

If this is to be eaten at a picnic, you can make it up to a day ahead. In that case, when you remove the chicken from the pan, lay it on a wire rack to cool. Once completely cool, lay in a single layer on a tray or pan, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve or take to the picnic!

Gr8 Tips:
  • Spice It Up! If you want to make your chicken spicier, substitute cayenne pepper for the paprika.
  • If you don't want the chicken as crispy, leave off the egg wash and bread crumbs. Just dredge in the flour mixture and cook as instructed.


  1. Diana Wilkinson | 6th Jul 15

    i am having so much fun with your blog! Thank you ladies. My chicken looks and tastes amazing

    • Anna | 6th Jul 15

      So happy you chose to make this chicken tonight, Diana! Thanks for your Gr8 Friendship and support!

  2. Brandy | 22nd Jul 15

    This dish was delicious! The chicken was so crunchy and tender! Typically oven fried chicken isn’t so crispy in a glass dish…..but not this one! Will make again for sure!

    • Anna | 22nd Jul 15

      So happy you enjoyed the chicken recipe! Thanks for being a GR8 Friend and leaving a comment!

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