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Flashback Friday / Oven Fried Sesame Paprika Chicken

I had not made this chicken for a very long time. It was so moist, crispy and best of all EASY, why had I forgotten about this recipe? I first posted the recipe back in 2010. I served it with Roasted potatoes, and a tossed salad. This amount of flour was enough for 4 large chicken breast halves.

  • 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 egg well beaten mixed with 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 bone in chicken breasts, or 6-8 bone in chicken thighs. (Skin on or off, your choice)
  1. Combine the dry ingredients.
  2. dip the chicken in the flour mixture, then the egg mixture and once more in the seasoned flour. 
  3. Place the chicken skin side up on a well greased foil lined baking pan for easy clean up. 
  4. Brush with melted butter.
  5. Top with Sesame seeds. 
  6. Bake at 375 degrees (Fahrenheit)  for 45-60 minutes depending on the size of chicken pieces used. 
The baking powder in the coating contributes to how crunchy the chicken is. A good alternative to fried chicken.


  1. I add baking powder to my dry ingredients when I make wings in the oven. Adding baking powder really does help give it a crispy coating. Will try it on chicken breasts next time.

  2. Stupid question here: Did you grease the foil or the pan underneath the foil?

    1. This isn't a stupid question at all, I am glad you asked it. Yes, I sprayed the foil well with a non stick cooking spray. It sure saves in the clean up. :)

  3. Looks delicious and easy. Am going to make this for dinner tomorrow night. Am going to try it with thighs as we prefer dark meat. Thanks for the great and simple dish.

  4. thank you for sharing the recipe!
    it looks crispy and yummy

  5. Yumeeee! That sured does look good. I am going to make my chicken like this next time for sure.


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