Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Oven Fried Chicken

Now I don't know about you, but around here, we love chicken. It's one of the things I can always count on the kiddos to eat, and as you parents out there know, that is not to be taken lightly! This recipe is one of our favorites because it can be thrown together quite quickly and it makes the house smell amazing!!! I will often take advantage of sales and pick up family-size packages of drumsticks, because they are my kiddos' favorites. I use a few of them for dinner, and then freeze the rest in smaller portions. That way I can pull them out for a quick recipe such as this one. I've even been known to make a pan of oven-fried chicken with all's fun, and I swear the kids eat more when I do!

Oven Fried Chicken

3/4 c. butter
3 garlic cloves, minced

2 c. breadcrumbs

2/3 c. fresh grated parmesan cheese

2 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 tsp. ground pepper

3 1/2 lb. chicken, cut into 1o pieces

Preheat your oven to 350. Melt butter with garlic in saucepan. Mmmmm...doesn't that smell good? Once the butter is all melted, transfer it to a large bowl and let cool. In another large bowl, mix breadcrumbs, cheese, salt & pepper. Dip each chicken piece into the melted garlic butter, then transfer to breadcrumb mixture and turn to coat on all sides. Don't be stingy with the breading! Now, arrange the chicken pieces in one flat layer on a large cookie sheet. Drizzle any remaining butter over the chicken and bake until lightly browned and just cooked through, about 50-60 minutes. I promise you'll have a line forming at your kitchen door...the smell is amazing!

Coming Soon.... Chicken with Bowties!


Miss Got Wings said...

what poor chicken is that? is it Red???

looks amazing! I can almost smell it through the screen :)

Kuckie said...

No, Kate, it's not Rojo. Sheri made that batch of chicken, so it's probably from Whole Foods. A chicken who shall remain nameless, you could say! :)

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