Chef John Folse: Five-star oven fried chicken

Chef John Folse - 5 Star Oven Fried Chicken

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - With this oven-fried chicken recipe, Chef John Folse says you will get the crispiness of fried chicken with a slight less oil and fat. Guarantee this recipe will reinstate your family's recipe.

Prep Time: 4 Hours

Yields: 4 Servings


1 fryer chicken

1 quart buttermilk

2 quarts vegetable oil

2 cups flour

1 tbsp salt

1 tbsp black pepper

1 tbsp granulated garlic


Wash chicken thoroughly under cold running water. Pat dry and cut into 8 pieces then place in a large mixing bowl. Pour buttermilk on top of chicken and toss well to coat all pieces. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours. When ready to fry, preheat oven to 350F. Place oil in frying pan with a digital probe thermometer and heat to 360F. While oil is heating, in a large mixing bowl, add flour, salt, pepper and granulated garlic, whisking well to combine. Carefully remove chicken from buttermilk draining off excess buttermilk. Dredge chicken, one piece at a time, in flour mixture turning to coat well. Place half of chicken in preheated frying pan and fry 3 minutes on each side turning once. Place chicken on a sheet pan with wire rack. When all the chicken is fried, bake in preheated oven 30–40 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked. Serve hot with mashed potatoes.

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