Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April 3- Oven Fried Chicken

A classic from my mom's recipe box and one of our favorite recipes. As a college student, this was always one of my favorite home-cooked meals to come home to. When the young husband eats multiple servings, it's a sure-fire sign of successful cooking.

Oven Fried Chicken
2.5-3 lb chicken breasts
1/4 cup shorting and 1/4 cup butter OR 4-6 tbsp olive oil. Personally, I opt for the olive oil.
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp pepper

Preheat oven to 425. Wash chicken and pat dry. In oven, melt shortening and butter in a 13 x 9 x 2 baking pan. You can also coat a pan with olive oil, or coat your chicken in olive oil. Mix flour, salt, paprika, and pepper. Coat chicken pieces thoroughly with the flour mixture.

Place chicken in baking pan. Cook uncovered 30 minutes. Turn chicken; Cook additional 20-30 minutes or more until thickest pieces are fork-tender.

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