Crispy chicken marinated in spiced buttermilk then breaded with flour, panko, cornmeal and spices then baked in a little butter for the BEST Baked “Fried” Chicken!
You guys, I have to warn you that you might go a little crazy for this Best Baked “Fried” Chicken. NO EXAGGERATION.
And when I say crazy, I mean can’t stop obsessing about it, craving it, wanting every meal to be it.
Because this Best Baked “Fried” Chicken tastes like KFC but with a fraction of the fat – which means you can eat your very own KFC whenever-you-want.
I made this chicken while my brother was in town from New York over the holidays but it was coming out of the oven right when he had to leave to pick my other brother up from the airport….but he couldn’t pull himself away. He said he would “try” the chicken, ended up eating his share of chicken tenders, taking one on the road and asked if I could bring any leftovers over – and “are they on the blog yet?”
And what makes this chicken so much better than other baked “fried” versions? The chicken is marinated in buttermilk and spices so it becomes super tender as it soaks up all the spicy goodness and then the breading isn’t just flour but a harmony of flour, panko breadcrumbs and cornmeal that has been spiced to perfection for extra crispiness and flavor then baked in a little butter (a fraction of the fat from frying) resulting in moist chicken on the inside, crispy breading on the outside but without the guilt or soggy grease of their fried counterpart. I’d say that’s a win-win.
Now go get crazy and make this Best Baked “Fried” Chicken – your family and arteries will thank you!
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