Classic Oven Fried Chicken


Classic Oven Fried Chicken

One of the things we crave the most for dinner is good old-fashioned fried chicken. This recipe for Classic Oven Fried Chicken allows you to make the deliciously comforting dish without a ton of effort. It's an easy to prepare fried chicken recipe that's full of flavor... truly the best of both worlds! Make this simple oven fried chicken dish for your family for a tasty weeknight supper and they're sure to beg you to make this meal again and again. It's a repeat menu item in our household and soon it will be in yours too!


Try making this meal ahead and freezing it for a future delicious dinner! We have great tips for how to freeze meals, if you've never done it before.

Preparation Time2 hr

Cooking Time30 min


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup crumbs (bread, cracker, etc.)
  • 1/3 cup dried potato flakes
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Place chicken breasts into a glass bowl or dish and cover with buttermilk. Place in the refrigerator and allow it to soak for 2 hours.

  2. Combine remaining ingredients, except for the olive oil. Place mixture into a shallow dish.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  4. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

  5. Remove a chicken breast from the buttermilk and allow excess to drip off. Place chicken breast in the crumb mixture. Turn and press to coat. Repeat for each chicken breast.

  6. Brown crumb coated chicken breasts in the skillet, about 3-5 minutes per side.

  7. Place browned chicken breasts in a 13x9 baking dish and bake uncovered in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

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