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Southern Oven Fried Chicken

There's nothing better than classic, crispy, oven-fried Southern-style chicken. This recipe is so easy, you'll want to make it all the time!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Southern/ Soul Food
Keyword Oven Fried Chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 2 lbs chicken
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • Vegetable oil to spritz the chicken I used peanut oil


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  • Make sure that the chicken is nice and clean, then set to the side.
  • Next, combine the hot sauce and egg in a bowl. Mix until well combined.
  • Pour the hot sauce and egg mixture all over the chicken, and make sure that the chicken is nicely coated.
  • Now combine the flour, bread crumbs, seasoning salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and poultry seasoning. Mix until well combined.
  • Once the flour and seasonings are well combined, coat all of the pieces of chicken.
  • Now grab a cookie sheet or sheet pan and cooling rack. Place the cooling rack on top of the cookie sheet.
  •  Spray the rack with with vegetable oil, then place the chicken on top of the rack.
  • Spray each piece of chicken with oil until it's well coated. Make sure to get both sides.
  • Place the chicken in the oven, and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until it's golden brown and cooked throughout!
  • Serve and enjoy!