For a long time, everyone assumed that you could only get the crispiest and the best fried chicken from, well, a deep fryer. That’s where everyone was wrong; Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken proves that you can get the authentic fried chicken experience without all the splatter! The chicken is crunchy thanks to the flavorful double breading, with a savory, juicy white meat center and just a touch of butter for extra richness. A quick trip in the oven later and voila! Make sure you have all of your favorite dipping sauces at the ready because you’ll want Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken the moment they’re hot!

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For the egg mix:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk

For the breading:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

For the chicken:

  • 2 pounds chicken breast, skinless and boneless, cut into 2-3 strips per breast

For the pan:

  • 1/4 cup butter, plus more as needed


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 410 degrees F.

Step 2 –Place a dark-colored roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet in the oven to heat up.

Step 3 –In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg and the buttermilk

Step 4 –In a separate bowl, mix the flour, the breadcrumbs, the baking powder, the salt, the paprika, the garlic powder, the onion powder, and the pepper.

Step 5 –Toss the chicken in the flour mixture, coating it evenly and shaking off any excess.

Step 6 –Toss the chicken in the egg mixture.

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Step 7 –Dip the chicken pieces back into the flour mixture, coating them very well and pressing the breading onto the chicken.

Step 8 –Take the roasting pan or baking sheet out of the oven.

Step 9 –Melt the butter in the hot pan.

Step 10 –Place the chicken on the butter-coated pan, making sure to give a little space between the pieces. You may need to do two batches. If you do, make sure you add butter as needed for the second batch.

Step 11 –Bake the chicken for 10-12 minutes.

Step 12 –Carefully flip the chicken and bake until cooked through at 165 degrees F, about 5-10 minutes.

Step 13 –Turn on the broiler and broil until the chicken is brown and crispy, about 3 minutes.

Step 14 –Serve hot.