Spicy Oven Fried Chicken

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, mix the buttermilk and hot pepper sauce.
  2. Place chicken in the mixture to coat.
  3. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. In a separate medium bowl, mix dry bread crumbs, flour, onion powder, cornstarch, white sugar, garlic salt, salt, pepper, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
  6. Thoroughly coat the chicken in the bread crumb mixture.
  7. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat, and cook chicken 5 to 7 minutes on each side, until lightly browned.
  8. Transfer chicken to a medium baking dish, and bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, until no longer pink and juices run clear.


Most Helpful

Claire, the only change I made was to buy chicken legs for this (personal preference). I've never used buttermilk as a marinade before, but it made the legs so juicy and tender. The crumb mixture was really yummy with just the right amount of bite. Thanks for a great recipe that I know we'll make again soon.

JustJanS May 22, 2002

The recipe was very easy .My husband I love spicy foods . The taste was great .

Laura Lee February 03, 2003

The chicken wasn't too spicy for my children, so if you are looking for HOT, add more cayenne. I used 2 pounds of chicken tenders and had lots of the breadcrumb mixture to spare--I would probably cut down on those ingredients next time. The chicken was wonderfully crispy on the outside and tender and flavorful!

Sharlene~W May 12, 2003

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