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Baked Crispy Chicken

(25 Votes)
Updated August 16, 2017
Baked Crispy Chicken
SERVES
4
CHILL TIME
2 Hr
COOK TIME
55 Min
READY IN
2 Hr 55 Min

Just 'cause you're trying to eat healthier doesn't mean you have to cut out fried chicken! Our Baked Crispy Chicken is an oven-fried chicken recipe that delivers the same amount of crispy yumminess as the deep-fried kind, but without all the guilt!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 5 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 (3- to 4-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups instant mashed potato flakes
What To Do:
  1. In a small bowl, combine egg, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, and onion and celery salts.
     
  2. Place chicken pieces in a large bowl and pour vinegar mixture over it. Cover and marinate 2 hours or overnight in the refrigerator, turning chicken several times.
     
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Melt butter in a large shallow baking dish in oven.
     
  4.  Place potato flakes in a shallow dish and roll chicken pieces in flakes until well coated. Place chicken pieces skin-side down in baking dish into melted butter.
     
  5.  Bake 30 minutes. Turn chicken pieces and bake 25 to 30 more minutes, or until cooked through.
     

 

Notes

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 494
  • Calories from Fat 147
  • Total Fat 16g 25 %
  • Saturated Fat 6.3g 31 %
  • Trans Fat 0.3g 0 %
  • Protein 70g 141 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 262mg 87 %
  • Sodium 1,459mg 61 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 16g 5 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5 %
  • Sugars 1.2g 0 %

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I do like to use Cider Vinegar. Is it needed? If so, is there something I can use instead of Cider Vinegar?

Hi there! The Test Kitchen has not made this recipe without the vinegar as it is needed to marinate the chicken in this recipe.

I think the vinegar helps to tenderize the chicken.

Is the celery Salt needed and if so can Celery Seeds work instead?

Hi there! The Test Kitchen does not believe that celery seeds would make an adequate substitution in this recipe.

I melted 6 Tablespoons butter 2 T for a whole chicken is not enough also used some salt and garlic powder, onion powder ( not onion salt) omitted the hot pepper and used crushed rice krispies for coating

To help prevent the Chicken from Sticking to the pan, can you use A flour based oil spray like Baker's Joy? This works great with Cakes, I'm not sure it will work of Chicken.

Or just use spray or olive oil spray. I always use those when baking.

Could this be made in an air fryer?

Yes, this can be done in an air fryer.

I tried this. When I turned the chicken over, everything stuck to the pan. And the chicken was then bare on one side. Would not make this again. Interesting marinade though.

We're sorry you had difficulty with this recipe! We have tested it several times with no problem. We suggest making sure the melted butter covers the entire surface of the pan. You may also try using a glass baking dish. We hope this solves the problem!

Would MrFood consider adding nutrition values to recipes? (Calories, carbs, sodium .... etc)

if not where do I get the hot pepper sauce?

Hi Molly! You can buy hot sauce at your grocery store. Just use your favorite kind. :) Enjoy!

can I leave out the hot pepper sauce?

Yes, you can leave out the hot sauce. We include it to give the chicken a little kick! If you don't have hot sauce, you can also use 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

Made the Crispy Baked Chicken..... was dry, very little flavor, and rather boring. will not make this again.

I have a bag of drumsticks. How do I adjusts the recipe accordingly especially the cooking temp and time?

Hello! The cooking temperature will be the same, but your cooking time will be about 25 minutes on each side, or until there is no pink in the center. Enjoy!

Can i make this with chicken breast tenders?

Hello Tiffany! You can make this with chicken breast tenders, but you will have to change the cooking time, and the chicken will not get as brown as the one in the photo. To make this with chicken tenders, try increasing the oven temperature to 425 degrees, and cooking for 15 to 20 minutes. Let us know how it turns out!

I do not have the instant potato flakes. I have Italian bread crumbs and Ritz crackers that I can grind up. What can I use instead so I have a nice crunchy batch of chicken?

Try crushed cornflake crumbs for crispiness. You can also buy small pouches of instant potato flakes to use instead of a larger box.

Hi there! Ritz crackers will work fine, just be sure to coarsely crush them. Do not grind them up! Cereal also works great for crispiness if you have that in your pantry. Enjoy!

This is the best oven-fried chicken I have ever made! Others never quite got crispy, but this is like out of the fryer without all the fat! A+++++++++

Sounds really good to me

how about rollong the chicken in panko crumbs ? would that come out crispy I will try this very soon .....

put checken and marinade in a zip loc baggie large enough to hold, MUCH easier to do overnight. let come to room temp, should be crunchy when baked as recipe recommends...

I will sure try this recipe - different and seems delicious

I am going to try this with roasted garlic instant mashed potatoes.

this was very good, but not crispy

I'm going to try this one tomorrow - it sounds wonderful!

Sounds Wonderful!! I will def try this one

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