Oven Fried Chicken Thighs

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place the chicken parts in a shallow dish, whisk together the buttermilk and pepper, pour over the chicken. Set aside.
  • Next we’re going to set up our assembly line. In a container with a tight fitting lid add the flour, salt, and pepper. Give this a good shake (with the lid on!) and set aside. Next, in a microwave safe shallow dish add the olive oil and butter, microwave just long enough to melt the butter, it took between 20 – 30 seconds in my microwave. Set next to the flour container. In another lidded container place the final three ingredients, close the lid and give it a good shake. Grab a baking sheet and line it with foil. Normally I’m all about a little olive oil or cooking spray, but humor me. If you are completely texture oriented and need the chicken as crispy as humanly possible get a baking rack to place over the sheet.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Find something to do for 5 minutes or so. Go wild, plan a side dish.
  • Starting with the smallest pieces: wings, drumsticks, thighs, then breasts, place one or two pieces in the flour container and give it a good shake. One at a time, remove the pieces from the flour, shaking off any excess, and dip in the oil / butter mixture. Shake the pieces again and add to the final container, giving a good shake to coat the piece evenly. Place on the baking sheet or rack.
  • Once all of the pieces have moved through your assembly line place in the oven for 40 – 60 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the largest pieces have reached 165°F If using a whole chicken it may be necessary to cook the breasts longer than the wings and drumsticks, simply set them aside on a paper towel. If the coating on larger pieces looks as though it may brown too quickly, use a small piece of foil as a tent to shield the coating.
  • Serve immediately.
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