Oven Fried Chicken

oven fried chicken recipeWe recently have started a new little tradition. For the last few months, we have been going out for a late Sunday brunch. Even though I am not a huge breakfast eater, I do like to eat breakfast food later in the day. We try to go someplace different every week, but we keep going back to Gram & Dun, we all love it. It is in Country Club Plaza, and not only is the food amazing, but it is a gorgeous restaurant. I love the look and feel, and the mix of elegant and casual. Another reason why I love this restaurant so much is because I have never been anywhere that does such a good job of mixing sweet and savory. There is nothing that makes my mouth happier than salty and sweet together. Many dishes on their brunch menu achieve this perfect bite. I try not to order the same thing every time, but one of us always gets the chicken and waffles. It is plate of corn flake fried chicken, cheddar and herb waffles, hot sauce, and maple syrup.

One of my favorite things to do is to try and recreate something that I love in a restaurant at home. The chicken at Gram & Dun is far more complicated than I am willing to take on at home. The chicken is brined, sous-vide, and then flash fried. Instead, I made something inspired by the dish that I love. I marinated in buttermilk to tenderize the chicken, and made sure that there was a lot of flavor in the marinade and the coating. I add a few Tablespoons of oil to the corn flakes and it helps the chicken get crispy in the oven. This chicken is so moist and tender on the inside, and crispy on crunchy on the inside. What more could you ask for? I served this with some ranch on the side and a simple salad. But when I am missing our Sunday Gram & Dun brunches after we leave Kansas, you can bet I will be making some waffles to go with this.

oven fried chicken recipe

Marinade:

2 cups buttermilk
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons hot sauce
2 cloves garlic
2 Tablespoons chive
2 Tablespoons dill
2 Tablespoons parsley
salt and pepper
4 chicken breasts

Coating:

4 cups corn flakes
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
pinch cayenne

cooking spray

Homemade Ranch Dressing

oven fried chicken recipePut all of the marinade ingredients in a bowl.

oven fried chicken recipeMix well.

oven fried chicken recipePut chicken in a food storage bag. Pour marinade over. Marinate for 4 hours.

oven fried chicken recipeLine a baking sheet with tin foil. Put a cooling rack on top and spray with cooking spray. Put corn flakes in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Or a spin in the food processor.

oven fried chicken recipeCombine crushed corn flakes, oil, salt, pepper, paprika, and cayenne in a dish.

oven fried chicken recipeTake the chicken out of the marinade and drain. Dredge the chicken breasts in the corn flake mixture.

oven fried chicken recipePut chicken on rack.

oven fried chicken recipeBake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 35 to 45 minutes. Make sure the chicken is cooked through. If the coating begins to brown too much before the chicken is cooked through, cover loosely with tin foil until it is done.

oven fried chicken recipeServe with a side salad, and if you are feeling really crazy, add a little ranch for dipping.

oven fried chicken recipe

Oven Fried Chicken

Yield: serves 4

Oven Fried Chicken - a buttermilk soak and a nice crust of crushed cornflakes makes for the most delicious and crunchy oven fried chicken.

Ingredients

Marinade:

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons chive
  • 2 Tablespoons dill
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 chicken breasts

Coating:

  • 4 cups corn flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • pinch cayenne
  • cooking spray
  • Homemade Ranch Dressing

Instructions

  1. Put all of the marinade ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Put chicken in a food storage bag. Pour marinade over. Marinate for 4 hours.
  4. Line a baking sheet with tin foil. Put a cooling rack on top and spray with cooking spray. Put corn flakes in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Or a spin in the food processor.
  5. Combine crushed corn flakes, oil, salt, pepper, paprika, and cayenne in a dish.
  6. Take the chicken out of the marinade and drain. Dredge the chicken breasts in the corn flake mixture.
  7. Put chicken on rack.
  8. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 35 to 45 minutes. Make sure the chicken is cooked through. If the coating begins to brown too much before the chicken is cooked through, cover loosely with tin foil until it is done.
  9. Serve with a side salad, and if you are feeling really crazy, add a little ranch for dipping.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g
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This Post Has 35 Comments

  1. Blog is the New Black

    What a wonderfully delicious chicken dish!

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks Liz, I love this one.

  2. Ali @ Gimme Some Oven

    Love Gram & Dun. And LOVE oven-fried chicken! This looks so flavorful and crispy. 🙂

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks Ali! We eat there a lot, and love it more every time we go there.

  3. Colleen

    Looks delicious! Would it hurt anything to marinate the chicken longer, like overnight?

    1. bakedbree

      I don’t think so, but I have not done that.

  4. kelley {mountain mama cooks}

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

    1. bakedbree

      I love this recipe, and it is worth making a mess in the kitchen.

  5. Karen

    This looks amazing, especially the homemade ranch dressing (I’ve yet to perfect a ranch dressing…going to have to try this.) When I make oven fried chicken, I use rice krispies crushed, makes a nice crispy coat without being super thick.

    1. bakedbree

      Rice Krispies would be so good! Next time I will try that.

  6. Nisa Homey

    Hi Bree, just found your blog and was going throu your wonderful space, I was searching for a healthier version of fried chicken; BTW I live in Kerala (South India) and do not have access to chive, parsley, and dill…do u have any substitute for this and is it ok to go ahead without them. Happy to be your newest subscriber. Have a great day.

    1. bakedbree

      I would add more garlic, you will need some seasoning otherwise it might be a little bland.

  7. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    They look so CRUNCHY! Love the spiced cornflake coating.

    1. bakedbree

      It is SUPER crunchy.

  8. Leigh

    I found your site on food gawker and I have to say, I am officially OBSESSED. I might just make this fried chicken for mothers day!

    1. bakedbree

      Welcome! And please, stay obsessed!

  9. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    I can’t get over your photography! Your pictures are always stunning. And this chicken looks amazing! I also do the cooking rack on the baking sheet thing and love how it never results in soggy chicken. I’ve never tried using Cornflakes in chicken breading but it looks delicious. 🙂

    1. bakedbree

      You are too kind Erin, thank you so much.

  10. Katie {Epicurean Mom}

    Whoa! This looks incredible! It’s incredibly hard to get my girls to eat chicken, but I’m sure they would gobble this right up!

    1. bakedbree

      They will love this, it is so crunchy!

  11. Chineka

    This fried chicken looks delicious and not overly dry. Great pictures also.

    1. bakedbree

      The buttermilk makes it tender. Thank you!

  12. Heidi @foodiecrush

    Baked chicken with a crunchy twist, love it! Brunch is such a great time to share with the family, the kids aren’t starving, it’s not too late in the evening and nothing is more leisurely and decadent as a lazy Sunday meal.

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks Heidi! It is, isn’t it? I really love this new little tradition.

  13. Lindsey

    Thank you for the recipe! I’m in England, so I can’t claim to know what Gram & Dun chicken is like – but I can tell you that the other half and I really enjoyed this and it’s definitely going in the ‘make frequently’ collection! For our tastes, I just added a little more heat with chilli and omitted the parsley.

    1. bakedbree

      I am so glad that you liked it! This is one of my favorites.

  14. marry

    its bring water in my mouth really great please check my site i am also blogging and like to make new dish

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks Marry.

  15. Anna Brown

    Wail you’re evil you are:P I love pictures of food, and most of all I love fried chicken; and it’s past dinner time and it’s not ready yet my stomach is grumbling…I love the site, it reminds me of one of my favourite books- the FoodPorn Cookbook- you could bring out your own version!

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you Anna!

  16. Jackie

    Hi Bree
    Is this chicken boneless or bone-in.

    1. bakedbree

      Boneless chicken.

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