Southern Oven-fried Chicken Breast Recipe

Southern Oven-fried Chicken Breast Recipe

3 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Here is how to make a delectable Southern Oven-Fried Chicken recipe. It is crispy and delicious and very easy to make!


2 pounds chicken breast meat; uncooked (cut to make 4 equal)
1 meat tenderizer; to taste
1 cup flour; (for dredging)
ground black pepper; to taste
3 tablespoons Cooking oil

Original recipe makes 4



With kitchen shears, cut off all excess fat, tendons, and gristle from the uncooked chicken and discard. Divide the 2 pounds of chicken into 4 equal-sized pieces. Sprinkle meat tenderizer (which takes the place of salt) on the top and bottom of each piece of chicken. Pour 3 tablespoons of peanut oil into and iron (or similar) skillet, and begin to heat it. (Watch it carefully, so that it doesn't smoke or burn.) Meanwhile, place 1 cup of flour in a zip-lock bag and place each piece of chicken (one-at-a-time), shake to coat the chicken with the flour, and place each piece of chicken into the hot peanut oil. When each piece is brown on the bottom, turn it, until all four pieces are turned. Immediately move the skillet of chicken to an oven that has been preheated to 400 degrees, and place the skillet on the center rack. Cook for about 25 minutes, or until done to your desired crispness. Remove the skillet from the oven and place it back on the cooktop. Immediately remove the 4 cooled chicken pieces to a tray covered with paper toweling to drain any excess grease. Place the 4 pieces of crisp, delicious chicken on a serving platter. Better than any prepared chicken you can buy, and much healthier for you!


Menu suggestion: Serve Betty's Southern Fried Chicken Gravy with this chicken.

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I made this last night. It was so easy and delicious. My husband loved it because it was not the least bit dry.
rhondahoganmartin 3y ago

Very good!
dezzybooboo 5y ago

Menu suggestion: Serve Betty's Southern Fried Chicken Gravy with this chicken. [I posted this recipe.]
ladybugplus 6y ago

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