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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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

WOWZERS this is amazing! My DH said it was as good, if not better, as KFC! I wasn't sure how much seasoning to add, so I just kept sprinkling and then sniffing (HA!) the bag to "see" if it smelled seasoned enough. Also,I added some paprika to it. I was very nervous b/c I don't like prepared mixes and would rather have used a home made one, but didn't have time to make some. I used "Jiffy" brand and it was lovely! I used a family value pack of chicken which was 3 breasts, 3 legs, 2 wings, and 2 thighs. So, i didn't have leftovers from the bag of seasoning and had to just mix up biscuits separately, But still, it was AMAZING. THANK YOU!

Rachie P June 03, 2008

My BF had been begging me for fried chicken for the past few days and I just didn't feel in the mood to stand over a pot of hot oil all night. I was in the mood for some comfort food though, and this recipe was great. Very little prep and an easy clean up! I used 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut in half, and 4 boneless thighs I had in the freezer. I only used about 1/4 cup each of the butter and shortening and the chicken and biscuits still turned out great. I don't keep biscuit mix on hand but Zaar's substitution worked perfectly. I don't use biscuit mix very often, and I always have those ingredients in my pantry so it's so easy to whip up when I need it... plus it's so much cheaper than the commercial brands and it won't expire if you make up what you need at that time!. I cooked the chicken initially for 20 minutes after reading Popme 123's review and then flipped and cooked it for another 15. Perfectionn!!! At first, I was skeptical... I was worried the chicken might be bland since I only added salt, pepper and a little poultry seasoning, but I didn't need to worry at all. I don't think I will ever "fry" chicken any other way again! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

atlfitgirl January 24, 2007

I have been frying chicken in my oven for years this way but I would use a whole stick of butter in place of the shortening and butter. Really, really liked the idea of the biscuits with the chicken drippiings and me and my husband enjoyed. It is truly the best way to fry chicken. Note: I only cooked my chicken 20 minutes instead of the 35 and then another 15 for biscuits. My husband always tell me I cook meats too long and they are cooking it only 20 minutes initially the result was perfection. Thanks.

Popme123 June 12, 2006

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