Oven Fried Chicken

This is a tried and true recipe I have used for years.  It is really good.  It is even better eaten the next day, cold out of the refrigerator.  It would be a good thing to take on a picnic.  With spring approaching, it would be just the thing.  A picnic among the bluebonnets!!

Spray a baking dish with an oil spray.   I like to use olive oil.  I choose an 8×8 dish because I am only cooking 6 thighs.  If you want to cook more pieces of meat, you will need a larger pan.  Six thighs is just the right amount for my family.  I like thighs too because they are the perfect size, not too big and not too little.

Now for the coating, that you are going to dredge the chicken in.  Put 1/2 cup of yellow cornmeal into a bowl.

Add 1/2 cup of flour to the bowl.

Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt.

Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of chili powder.  You can add less but I like my chicken spicy.

Add 1/2 teaspoon of oregano.  If you are anything like me,  and you like oregano then add an extra pinch.

Add 1/4 teaspoon of pepper.  Stir all the ingredients.

Dip the chicken pieces in some milk.

Then dip the chicken into the coating mix and place the chicken in the baking dish skin side up.

Spray the top of the chicken with cooking spray.  Put the dish in the oven at 375 degrees for 55 minutes.

Here is the recipe:

Oven Fried Chicken

1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup milk
Cooking Spray
6 thighs
Combine cornmeal, flour and spices. Dip chicken in milk and then in coating. Oil a baking dish. Place chicken, skin side up in a baking pan. Spray some cooking spray on top of the chicken. Bake at 375 degrees for 55 minutes or until done.

This is good served with biscuits and honey, corn on the cob and fresh green beans.

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