Baked “Fried” Chicken

Baked Fried Chicken


Sometimes, I just crave a big piece of fried chicken.  I rarely fried chicken, but I think it’s a wonderful (albeit fattening) creation.  Amy, over at Our Life Uncommon blog, posted this recipe for baked chicken breasts that mimic the “fried” effect, so I decided to give it a try!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2-3 chicken breasts (tenderloins would be great to use)
  • half a stick of butter
  • enough milk to cover chicken in a bowl to soak (about 2 cups)
  • 1 Tbsp Season All
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika

baked fried chicken ingredients

Soak chicken in milk for 20-30 minutes. Meanwhile, mix seasonings together in a shallow dish and pre-heat oven to 400.  While oven warms, melt butter in 9×13 baking dish.  Then, take chicken pieces out of milk and coat in seasonings.

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Place chicken in buttered 9×13.

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Bake for 20 minutes, then turn breasts over and bake for 20 more minutes.

baked fried chicken

Baked Fried Chicken


I was pretty excited about this chicken, but it didn’t quite have the crisp that I thought it would. It had great flavor, though, and was very moist. I drizzled mine with honey and served it with some quinoa and steamed broccoli. Overall, I give this recipe 3/5 herbs.

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9 comments on “Baked “Fried” Chicken

  1. Ooooh… fried chicken is always a treat! I actually haven’t had it in probably 10 years. I love that this is a baked and healthier version!

    • I do love fried chicken as well! But this just didn’t have the same crisp to me. I think I will try again with a different combination of spices…there was something about the All Spice that I didn’t like.

  2. Oh man, too bad the taste didn’t quite meet expectations. It looks awesome.

  3. Oh, I just got back from a trip to your neck of the woods. We had a chance to go to Gus’s in Memphis:

    The chicken was awesome and so was their pecan pie! Highly recommended!!

    Also, I’ve never seen so many BBQ places in my life. My family is due for another trip in May, so we’ll definitely be trying some of those. Any recommendations for the area?

    • We live on the other side of the state in Northeast Tennessee. However, I’ve had friends who lived in Memphis for a while, and they took us to a great BBQ place called Central BBQ. It was HEAVENLY! I also highly recommend Brother Juniper’s for breakfast…it’s amazing!

      • My sister in Memphis confirms your recommendations with great enthusiasm:
        “Central BBQ is amazing. They have kickass bbq nachos. Brother Junipers is one of the most delicious breakfasts ever. I tried to take you there!”

  4. Awesome, we’ll give one or both a try in May. Thank again!

  5. Yay! Good to know my friends and I are not the only ones who love Central BBQ and Brother Junipers! Now, when you go, feel free to send some our way!

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