Country Baked Chicken

Recipe by PanNan
READY IN: 55mins




  • Place chicken in a large bowl and cover with water.
  • Add 2 tsp salt and stir it around.
  • Let chicken rest in the salted water for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 375.
  • Drain chicken well.
  • Pour the melted butter over the chicken, and stir it around to coat the chicken well.
  • Place the chicken in a 9 X 13 baking pan, arranged so that the pieces are close together.
  • Add any remaining butter to the chicken in the pan.
  • Mix the flour and the pepper in a small bowl.
  • Pour through a sifter, or small sieve, and sprinkle the mixture evenly over the top of the chicken pieces.
  • Pour in the cup of water from the edge of the pan so that the water fills the bottom, and does not touch the top of the flour-coated chicken parts.
  • Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes.
  • Time will depend on which chicken parts you are using.
  • Breasts take less time than thighs.
  • I use a meat thermometer (to about 175) to tell when it's done.
  • If there are any spots of raw flour on the chicken, just spoon some of the water over it, and return to the oven for a couple of minutes, to crisp up.