Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Oven Fried Sesame Paprika Chicken



This easy recipe gives you the crispy, crunchy taste of fried chicken without all the frying.
I serve it with either a Rice Pilaf of Potato Wedges and a fresh tossed salad. This is enough coating for eight bone in chicken thighs or 4 bone in chicken breast. You may choose to skin the chicken before you coat it.

1. Combine the following dry ingredients-
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
2. Dip the chicken pieces on the flour mixture, then in an egg bath of
  • 1 well beaten egg
  • 2 tbsp. milk or water
3. Dip the chicken in the flour mixture again.
4. Place the chicken on a well greased foil lined pan, it saves on the clean up.
5. Brush the chicken with 1/4 cup of melted butter or margarine.
6. Sprinkle desired amount of sesame seeds on the chicken. I have rolled it in the seeds as well.
7. Bake @ 375 for 45-60 minutes depending on the size of your chicken pieces.

I think the baking powder in the coating contributes to how crunchy the chicken ends up being.
Very tasty yet a better alternative to deep fried chicken if you are a fried chicken lover.

8 comments:

  1. Looks really good Char......I love chicken with a crunchy coating. Kathy (MGCC)

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  2. Crispy and crunchy chicken..love the sound of that! And sesame seeds on top..yummy!

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  3. I am intrigued by the idea of adding the baking powder. I've never done it, but I'll trust you and give it a try this weekend.

    Oh, I love smoked paprika. Have you used it?

    Thanks so much!

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  4. this sounds delicious :), i just discovered your blog and i can't wait to read all of the recipes, old and new!

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  5. I'm saving this to make in the future. It looks very tasty!

    This is my first time to your website. It is lovely. Can't wait to look around some more.

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  6. mmm.... just made this for dinner this evening and it tasted SO good. It's SUCH an easy recipe and it tastes amazing:)

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  7. I made this for dinner and it was fantastic--better than fried and every bit as crisp and flavourful.

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