Oatmeal Oven Fried Chicken

This oven fried chicken recipe is one of the most popular recipes on my website. It's quick and easy to prepare, yet very delicious. The chili powder and cumin add a delightful spicy taste, and the oatmeal provides a nice crunch!

1½ lb. whole chicken, cut up (or equivalent in thighs, breasts, etc.)

1½ C. quick cooking oats
1 T. paprika
1 T. chili powder
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. salt
1/2 t. cumin
1/4 t. ground pepper

1/2 C. milk
1 egg, beaten

3 T. butter or margarine, melted

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix the oats, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, cumin and pepper and put the mix in a plastic bag. Mix the milk and egg in a dish. Dip the chicken pieces into the milk-egg mixture, then shake the chicken pieces one at a time in the bag. Discard any remaining mix.

Place the chicken pieces in a single layer on a foil lined casserole dish or cookie sheet. I recommend using a wire rack which will be a significant improvement because it keeps the chicken out of the grease. Drizzle the melted butter over the top of the pieces. Do not cover or turn chicken during baking. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes, then check for doneness and cook an additional 10 minutes or until the coating is lightly browned but not burned. Makes enough for about 3-4 servings.

Credit: Inspired by a recipe from Country Chicken Cookbook.

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