This is just a variation of the way my dad used to make fried chicken. Frying at high temperature for a short period of time (just enough to brown the outside) and then baking it to finish makes for incredibly tender and juicy chicken.
- Heat oil on medium high heat in large skillet or frying pan (375 degrees).
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Combine dry ingredients.
- Moisten chicken pieces with water (if necessary).
- Dredge chicken in flour and crumb mixture.
- Quickly fry chicken on all sides until browned and crisp.
- Place in covered baking dish and bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Remove cover and bake additional 20-30 minutes to re-crisp chicken, serve.
This recipe was really tender and crispy, but the old bay seasoning seemed to overpower it to me, will try again but cut back on the old bay. Thanks Rumdrinker25....
I did not change a thing about this recipe and it was fantastic! The breading was just right, and the chicken came out nice and tender. The hubbys mother made her chicken this way, and we have searched and searched for a comparison to her wonderful chicken (her recipe is top secret of course!). Well Rumdrinker, thanks to you we have finally found it! I can assure you that this recipe will be made again and again in our house... thanks so so much for posting it :)