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Extra Crispy Oven Fried Chicken

I am a Mom and am always trying to cook healthy, yet pleasing meals that my kids will like to eat. My kids LOVE fried chicken! I don't love all of the fat and extra calories involved. So, I have created a recipe that gives them the satisfying texture and crunchiness of fried chicken without all of the unhealthy fats involved.



  • 4-5 lbs. cut up chicken pieces, Skin on or off. Can use boneless, skinless chicken breasts to reduce fat
  • 2-3 cups reduced fat Bisquick or equivalent
  • 2 Tbsp. Cajun seasoning or 1/2 tsp. each garlic powder, black pepper, white pepper, Cheyenne pepper, sage, mustard powder, and tumeric, 1 tsp. salt, and 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. crushed red pepper flakes and seeds
  • 1 cup walnuts, almonds, pecans, or other nuts, crushed or finely chopped
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds, coursly chopped (lightly salted is ok)
  • 2 cups potato flakes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup Italian dressing (optional)
  • 2 cups water


Preheat over to 375 degrees F.

Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. I like to add more mustard powder, paprika, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper flakes for an extra kick.


For extra juicy chicken, soak it in water or 1/2 water 1/2 milk for at least 4 hours prior to cooking. I soak overnight.

Mix eggs, water and Italian dressing or dressing powder (you can always just add garlic powder, onion flakes, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, oregano, sage, parsley, dried lemon powder, or, if possible, ascorbic acid and create your own)

Dip the chicken in the egg mixture, coat well. Immediately dredge into the flour mixture. Pat breading onto chicken, make sure all wet areas are coated well. Continue until all chicken has been breaded.

Add 1 or 2 tablespoons vegetable oil into baking dish or cookie sheet. Spread evenly. Place chicken pieces 1-2 inches apart. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until juices run clear. Use less time for boneless chicken (about 25-30 minutes).


Servings: 12
Time:30 Minutes Preparation Time
45 Minutes Cooking Time

By iamluvie from Nine Mile Falls, WA

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By guest (Guest Post)
September 1, 20070 found this helpful

This recipe brings back childhood memories, especially the use of cornflakes! Its easy and delicious! Thank you!

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