Oven-Baked Fried Chicken

Oven-Baked Fried Chicken

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Prep time: 25 minute

Cook time: 40 minutes

Servings:  2-4

This lightened up version of a classic favorite is easy and delicious. Crispy, moist, flavorful, and best of all, healthy. I love fried chicken but try to stay away from fried foods, I find this a good substitute.

Ingredients

2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts

3 cups whole milk

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon paprika

1 tablespoon all-purpose seasoning

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 stick butter, melted

1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley (optional)

Directions

Step 1:

CUT chicken breasts in half, lengthwise, to create 4 even portions.

Step 2:

PLACE chicken in a large bowl and marinate in milk for about 20 minutes.

Step 3:

MIX together flour, paprika, all-purpose spice, salt, and pepper in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.

Step 4:

PREHEAT oven to 400ºF.

Step 5:

MELT butter and pour into 9×13 Pan, coating the bottom of the pan.

Step 6:

DIP each chicken breast, one at a time, in the flour mixture. COAT both sides liberally.  PLACE in pan.

Step 7:

REPEAT with all four chicken breasts, making sure there is a small amount of room between each breast in the pan. This will allow them to crisp while baking.

Step 8:

BAKE at 400ºF for 35-40 minutes (or until the breading is golden brown and the juices run clear), flipping each breast after 20 minutes.

Step 9:

Remove from oven and transfer to a serving dish

Garnish with parsley if desired. Enjoy.

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