Oven Fried Chicken

Southern Fried ChickenOven Fried Chicken

1 frying chicken, cut-up
1 cube margarine or butter
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper, freshly ground

Preheat oven to 350°. Put the margarine in a large, aluminum foil lined, baking pan with sides, such as a heavy jellyroll pan. Place the pan in the oven so the butter will melt and cover bottom of pan. Rinse the chicken pieces and dry thoroughly; set aside.

Combine flour, paprika, salt and pepper in a large freezer bag. Dredge chicken in flour mixture. Shake excess flour from the chicken pieces and place them in the pan on top of the melted butter.

For best results, arrange the chicken so pieces aren’t touching. Bake for 30 minutes, uncovered, then turn chicken pieces and bake for another 30 minutes, uncovered. If desired, continue baking and turning the chicken (in 10-minute intervals) to achieve desired done-ness and crispness.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

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