Spicy Oven-Fried Chicken

READY IN: 8hrs 45mins




  • In a large bowl mix together buttermilk, oil, hot pepper sauce, Dijon mustard, fresh garlic, 1 tsp salt and black pepper (I use about 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper) whisk to combine well, then add in the onion.
  • Add in the chicken pieces and turn to coat thoroughly with the mixture.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 8-24 hours, turning the chicken pieces occasionally.
  • Place a rack (I use a cookie rack, it fits perfectly!) on a 15 x 10-inch baking sheet.
  • In a bowl mix together breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, flour, thyme, paprika, cayenne and 1 teaspoon salt.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade (discard marinade) letting any excess to drip off (do not leave any onions slices on the chicken, discard with marinade).
  • Add in the chicken pieces to the breadcrumb mixture, and turn to coat the chicken evenly on all sides.
  • Arrange the chicken on the rack that is on the baking sheet (skin side up).
  • Let stand for around 30 minutes.
  • Set oven to 425° (let oven heat up for 10 minutes, oven must be HOT!).
  • Drizzle the melted butter on top of the chicken pieces.
  • Bake until crisp and golden brown about 45-50 minutes.