My Oven "fried" Chicken and Biscuits

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins

I usually do this with chicken breast, boneless or bone-in. You can do it with whatever parts you like. I've been making my oven "fried" chicken like this since the '60s! This may sound like a lot of work, but it just takes more time to write it out than to do it. NOTE: See the comment of Jacqueline in KY dated June 10. She warns about expired biscuit mix.


  1. IMPORTANT NOTE: the timing for this recipe is based on using good sized chicken breasts with skin on and bone in; if using other parts, please adjust the timing.
  2. Put the 1/3 cup of shortening and 1/3 cup butter in 9x13-inch baking pan lined with foil. I use solid Crisco.
  3. Put baking pan into cold oven and heat oven to 400°F.
  4. Meanwhile, put biscuit mix and seasonings in large plastic bag.
  5. Put one piece of chicken in bag and shake to coat.
  6. Do this for all pieces.
  7. When 400°F is reached, remove the pan from the oven.
  8. Place chicken pieces "skin" side down in hot pan.
  9. Bake for approx 35 minutes.
  10. Meanwhile, using the Bisquick left in the bag, add enough Bisquick and milk to make a recipe of biscuits per directions on box.
  11. You can make drop or rolled biscuits.
  12. When the time is up on the chicken, remove the pan from the oven, turn the pieces over and CROWD them over to one short side of pan.
  13. On other side, place or drop biscuits close together in all those gorgeous juices.
  14. Put back into oven and bake for 15 or more minutes, until biscuits are done.
  15. There is no need to butter THESE biscuits, they have soaked up all the juices etc from the baking pan!
  16. ENJOY!
Most Helpful

2 5

Did not turn out very well at all. Very greasy and not fried.

4 5

Quite tasty. The coating on the chicken was a bit thinner than I would have preferred, but it was so easy to prepare! I hate frying food, and this solved that problem. Thanks! :)

5 5

Turned out really good!! We really enjoyed it!