Fabulous Southern-Style Oven Fried Chicken

Recipe by Scoopers
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
YIELD: 3 plates




  • For moistest results soak chicken pieces in a bowl of salted water for 15 minutes before cooking.
  • Line baking tray with foil and spray lightly with oil.
  • Grind dry ingredients in coffee grinder or with pestle and mortar.
  • Pour into a bowl and add water little by little while stirring until a smooth runny paste is achieved. You may need more or less water.
  • Remove chicken from soaking water, and pat dry if necessary.
  • Dip into the rosemary coating until covered, and place on baking tray. This will seal in the juices.
  • Bake at 365º for one hour.
  • Once it's in, put your feet up for at least ten minutes, drink a glass of cold water, breathe deeply - and relax. Your chicken is safe.
  • Suggestions: Serve with brown rice and greens, or if you have cooked breasts or thighs, then serve the chicken chopped into a salad with cucumbers, roma tomatoes and red onion, topped with Chimichurri sauce - a purée of cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and salt.