Feb 22, 2015

Oven Fried KFC "Copycat" Chicken

Super easy oven Fried healthified KFC "Copycat" Chicken!

Super easy oven Fried KFC "Copycat" chicken!

It's Secret Recipe Club time again. "Secret Recipe Club?" you ask. It's a group of food bloggers who are secretly assigned another member's blog each month. We get to spend a month secretly "stalking" our assigned blog in order to choose something to make for Reveal Day. I enjoy the chance to "meet" other bloggers as well as try out a new recipe.

This month, my assigned blog is Burnt Apple. Traci is a wife and mom of three trying to cook healthy dinners at home. She confesses that she used to be a terrible cook. I find that hard to believe. There are so many delicious recipes on her site.

After spending plenty of time making a long list of recipes to try, I chose to make her KFC Fried Chicken recipe. Some recipes I plan to try later: Turkey club wrapChili's queso dip, and her taco soup. Check them out.

Super easy oven Fried KFC "Copycat" chicken!

This healthified boneless skinless chicken is coated in seasoned flour and then baked in a few tablespoons of butter in the oven. The resulting chicken is super tasty, and would be a huge hit with the kids (I can't wait to make them for my grandsons). This chicken would also be excellent in a sandwich. Does it taste like KFC? Kind of (haven't been to a KFC in years. I'm kind of partial to the gloriousness that is super crispy chicken skin... sheepish grin). Regardless, it's really good on its own.

Super easy oven Fried KFC "Copycat" chicken!

Oven Fried KFC "Copycat" Chicken

Ingredients

4 tablespoons butter
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, or about 1 pound of chicken breast tenders
1/2 C milk
1 Cup flour
2 tsp paprika 
1 T Morton's Season All (I think Laury's Seasoned Salt would work well too)
3/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Cut the butter into pieces and place them on a 9 inch by 13 inch baking pan (I used a quarter sheet pan). 
  3. Place the pan in to oven for a couple of minutes to melt the butter, and remove it. 
  4. Dip the chicken into the milk, and then completely coat with the flour/spice mixture. 
  5. Place the pieces onto the buttered baking pan, and bake for 20 minutes on one side.
  6. Remove the pan from the oven, flip the chicken pieces over, and place the pan back in the oven. 
  7. Bake for an additional 20 minutes. Remove the pieces from the butter immediately and place on a plate. 
Recipe adapted from Burnt Apple, adapted from Our Life Uncommon



24 comments:

  1. This looks good! I must try it and see if my family approve... my teenagers love KFC but were never allowed it when they were small because it's so unhealthy. Although I don't mind the actual taste of KFC, I always feel ill after I've eaten one.

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  2. SAVED to make this weekend, what a FAB recipe for all fried chicken lovers too Karen! GREAT SRC pick,Karen

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  3. I would be all over this fried chicken. So would my husband! This looks darn delicious. Happy Reveal Day!!

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  4. Oh YUMM! My family would love this recipe - and it does look like it's calling to be sandwiched with lots of yummy other things like bacon and cheese.... mmm... :) great pick this month!

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  5. I haven't had a KFC chicken in twenty years, it is true that the skin is hard to beat. But I imagine this version would make me happy, and my waistline even happier! ;-)

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  6. So great. I always go the oven "fried" route when it comes to chicken. I don't frequent KFC but I can still appreciate how delicious this particular chicken is!

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  7. Kids would totally love this!! Looks fantastic!

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  8. great recipe. As chance would have it we are having fried chicken for dinner tonught

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  9. This looks delicious! Love that it is oven fried and that it's boneless too! I had your wonderful blog this month and made your Smashed Potatoes recipe that was loved by all! Looking forward to trying many of your bread recipes that I have pinned for later! Have a wonderful day!

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    1. I loved seeing your smashed potatoes! They looked wonderful.

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  10. I haven't been to KFC in years and years, but in my 20's I loved their chicken! I need to add this one to the list of things I cook for my grandkids when they come to visit! Great pick this month, Karen!

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  11. Love that these are made in the oven. They look great!

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  12. I do get a hankering for KFC every once in a while. Great to know that I can satisfy it without actually going there. Kudos to you and Traci both, Karen.

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  13. This chicken looks SOOOO perfectly crispy! Love it!!

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  14. What a great way to liven up a plain old chicken breast. Looks delicious! :)

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  15. Yum! I love how it looks fried but it's not! Good upgrade to the ol dirty bird.

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  16. Yum! Healthier fried chicken? I'm game.

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  17. This looks so good, and I agree, it looks like something my kiddo would LOVE! (And we adults would, too). Adding this to the menu to try next week!

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    1. Just wanted to circle back to tell you that we made this tonight and it was SO good! We absolutely loved it, and gobbled up every last piece. Awesome -- thank you! So glad I saw this through last month's SRC roundup!!

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    2. And circling back again to tell you that this is now one of our favorite family-friendly meals! Made it again tonight (with pesto pasta and butter beans / lima beans, per my husband's + toddler's request.) Huge hit, as always! One of these days I need to photograph it properly and get it on my blog, too. =)

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    3. Amy, you made my day!!!! Definitely!!

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  18. My family would love this, too! Perfect for a weeknight meal!

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  19. Back in the day, I did love KFC, but man does yours look SO MUCH BETTER Great SRC pick this month! (Sorry it took me so long to get here to comment.)

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