KFC wannabe Baked (not Fried) Chicken

Baked, Not Fried. Easy and Healthier!

Have a KFC tonight Guilt Free! The kids will never know.

Prep Time: 20 Mins.
Cook Time: 24 Mins.
Total Time: 44 Mins.
Serves: 6
Calories: 432 kcal


• 2 lbs chicken (See Note 1)
• 1 cup buttermilk
• 1 cup flour
• 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
• 1/2 tsp baking powder
• 1 tbsp celery salt
• 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
• 2 tsp white pepper
• 1 tsp kosher salt
• 1 tsp garlic powder
• 1 tsp black pepper
• 1 tsp dried mustard
• 1 tsp paprika
• 1 tsp ground ginger
• 1/2 tsp turmeric
• 1/4 tsp cayenne
• 4 tbsp butter melted


  1. Place the chicken parts with the skin on in a plastic bag and pour the buttermilk into the coat. Squeeze the air out of the bag and seal. Massage the chicken and buttermilk with your hands to coat evenly and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes minimum up to several hours.

  2. Preheat your oven to 425°F. In a medium-sized bowl using a whisk, mix together the flour, Panko, baking powder and 11 herbs and spices. Set aside.

  3. Place a 13×9” baking dish in the oven to get hot for at least 15 minutes.

  4. While pan is heating up remove the chicken from the buttermilk, shaking off excess, and dredge in the seasoned flour mixture (See Note 2), the coating on all sides with one hand.

  5. Add the melted butter to the heated baking dish and arrange the chicken pieces on top with plenty of room on each side so they “fry” not “steam”.

  6. Bake for 12 minutes. Turn the chicken pieces over and bake another 12 minutes or until internal temperature reads 165°F.

  7. Remove from oven and allow to rest 5 minutes and then serve.

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