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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 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
2. Dip the chicken pieces in the flour mixture, then in an egg bath of
  • 1 well beaten egg
  • 2 tablespoons 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 (Fahrenheit) 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.


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

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

  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

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

  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.

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

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


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