Mom’s Oven Fried Chicken

Oven Fried Chicken is as delicious and crispy as pan-fried, and it’s a whole lot easier and healthier, too! While the chicken bakes, you can be preparing the rest of the meal. Perfect for a delicious dinner or picnic!

Make this Oven-Fried Chicken for a delicious dinner or picnic! It's easier and neater than standing over a hot frying it in the oven!

My 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.

Make this Oven-Fried Chicken for a delicious dinner or picnic! It's easier and neater than standing over a hot frying it in the oven!

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!

Make this Oven-Fried Chicken for a delicious dinner or picnic! It's easier and neater than standing over a hot frying it in the oven!

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.

Or make this ahead and pack a picnic! This is classic picnic food. And don’t forget the Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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Mom’s Oven Fried Chicken

Eliminate the mess and hands on time of stove top frying and make this delicious crispy oven-baked fried chicken.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Oven Fried Chicken
Servings: 6 servings
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.


  • Preheat the oven to 425ºF.
  • In a pie plate mix together the flour, salt, paprika, and black pepper
  • In a second pie plate, lightly beat the 2 eggs and whisk in the milk to make the egg wash
  • Put the bread crumbs into a third pie plate
  • 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!
  • Rinse and dry the chicken pieces.
  • Once the butter is melted, carefully remove the pan from the oven.
  • Dredge a piece of chicken in the flour mixture to completely cover.
  • Roll the chicken in the egg wash
  • Finally, dredge in the bread crumbs to fully coat the piece of chicken
  • Lay the chicken, skin side down, in the glass pan.
  • Repeat until all the chicken is coated and in the pan.
  • Place the pan back into the oven and cook for 45 minutes
  • Remove the pan from the oven, turn each piece of chicken over.
  • Return pan to the oven and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
  • When chicken is done remove from oven.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and you will have yummy drippings to make some gravy!


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.
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  1. Anna | 22nd Jul 15

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

  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!

  3. Anna | 6th Jul 15

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

  4. Diana Wilkinson | 6th Jul 15

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

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