Very rarely did we have homemade fried chicken. Our family usually got it at KFC. Back then KFC only served the original recipe style. The few times that my mom or dad did make fried chicken, it was messy. Dredging the chicken pieces until they were coated and then put in a pan for frying in hot oil — and the oil splattering around the stove top and floor. While I’ve grown tired of KFC chicken, I still do like crispy fried chicken — but I want it home cooked. I don’t like frying if I don’t have to. With this recipe, it’s less messy than pan frying. And, it is finger-licking good!
12 chicken pieces
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon paprika
vegetable cooking oil spray
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place flour in a shallow plate or bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. Put the bread crumbs in another shallow plate or bowl and beat the eggs in another bowl. Dredge the chicken piece by piece in the flour, then the egg, then the bread crumbs, until all pieces are coated. Spray a 9×13 baking pan. Add the chicken to the pan and sprinkle with paprika to taste. Spray the top of chicken until lightly coated. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 60 minutes.