Grease Is the Word: Fun Fried Chicken Alternatives
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3 to 3 1/2 pounds chicken pieces
Heat oven to 425°. Put butter in a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; place the pan in the oven to melt butter.
Meanwhile, mix flour, paprika, salt, and pepper. Coat chicken pieces with the dry mixture; place skin sides down in hot melted butter in baking pan. Bake chicken, uncovered, for 35 minutes; turn chicken pieces. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes longer, or until juices run clear from thickest pieces. Oven fried chicken serves 4 to 6.
When it comes to flavor, the coating of your fried chicken makes all the difference. You can make it tangy, sweet, spicy - whatever you'd like. It's up to your sense of adventure and creativity.