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Southern-Style Oven-Fried Chicken

I call this America’s best-loved oven-fried chicken. The secret is in the breading, which makes the chicken super moist and flavorful, herby and golden brown. —Elaina Morgan, Rickman, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep:15 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups crushed Ritz crackers (about 50)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Place a rack in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan; coat the rack with cooking spray.
  • In a shallow bowl, mix the first seven ingredients. In a separate shallow bowl, whisk eggs. Dip chicken in eggs, then in cracker mixture, patting to help coating adhere. Place on prepared rack.
  • Bake 20 minutes. Turn chicken; bake until chicken is golden brown and juices run clear, 15-25 minutes longer.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounces cooked chicken: 418 calories, 22g fat (5g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 638mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.

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