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Crispy Oven Fried Chicken

Crispy Oven Fried Chicken

This Crispy Oven Fried Chicken is so crispy, you'll think it was really cooked in a deep fryer. The secret? Baking powder!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 lb chicken drumsticks
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted


  • In a large bowl mix together the chicken and buttermilk. Let sit in the fridge for 2 hours.
  • Preheat your oven to 425ºF and place a baking pan into the oven to preheat alongside the oven.
  • In a bowl whisk together the flour, breadcrumbs, baking powder, celery salt, Italian seasoning, salt, garlic powder, black pepper and paprika. Dredge the chicken into the mixture, discarding excess buttermilk.
  • Add the melted butter to the pan and arrange the chicken so they do not touch. Bake 12 minutes then turn over and bake 12 minutes more or until golden brown. Remove from oven and serve.


Serve this fried chicken with a bit of hot sauce or honey.
The chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165ºF.

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