Craving: Crunchy Oven-Fried Chicken

Craving: Crunchy Oven-Fried Chicken

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Emma Christensen
Mar 25, 2009

It's not that we're afraid of frying or even that we're hoping to avoid the extra calories. It's just that sometimes we want a bit of that lovely crunch without going to all the trouble of deep-fat frying. Any good oven-fried chicken techniques or recipes to recommend?

We found a few promising recipes around the internet (see below). The ones that sound the most appealing use cornflakes to get that signature crunchy crust. We also like the idea of marinating the chicken pieces in buttermilk before coating and baking them.

Here are the recipes we're most curious to try:

Crunchy Oven-Baked Chicken Nuggets from Foodie Mama
Picnic Oven-Fried Chicken from Eating Well
Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken from Everyday Health
Crunchy Oven-Baked Chicken Toes from Rachael Ray via the Food Network
Spicy Oven-Fried Chicken from Epicurious

Any tips from oven-"frying" pros?

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