Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Back of the Box: Oven-Fried Chicken

Today's back of the box recipe is a pretty standard idea but you can count on the fact that your kids won't make yuck faces when you serve it. How's that for a glowing review?

Oven-Fried Chicken
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
2 large eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp. milk or water
1/2 cup Albers white corn meal (yellow is fine too, it's just a different box)
1 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/4 tsp. paprika
3/4 tsp. garlic powder
3/4 tsp. black pepper
2 1/2 - 3 lbs. chicken, cut up and skinned

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Melt butter in a glass casserole dish. Combine eggs and milk in a medium bowl. Combine dry ingredients in another bowl (I'm kind of making this up since I threw away the box and cut off part of the instructions when I took the photo. It's pretty basic.). Dip chicken in egg mixture, then into corn meal mixture.

Pretend to hug your kids with your dough-ball fingers.

Place chicken in buttered casserole and bake 45-50 minutes, until chicken is done. About halfway through baking, baste tops of chicken with pan juices so they will brown.

I served this with steamed broccoli and roasted purple sweet potatoes that I got at the Asian market. They were actually the best part of the meal, and as soon as I go back there (the store is in San Diego, about 30 minutes away) I'm going to do a post about them too.


  1. I think you are right, this is like a kid's dream dinner! Maybe with a little dessert thrown in too (:

  2. this looks SOOO good!! My boyfriend gave up meat for lent so this will have to wait till afterwards.. unless i make it for myself while he's at work.. heehee ;)