Crispy Oven Baked Chicken

Francine Lizotte


Moist, juicy, crispy and flavorful, this recipe is a keeper! By baking it, it makes this dish a healthier choice.


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15 Min
1 Hr



  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    dried basil leaves
  • 1 tsp
    ground thyme
  • 1 tsp
    ground rosemary
  • 1 tsp
    ground sage
  • 1 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper

  • 1/3 c
    hot sauce such as frank's red hot®
  • 2 large
    free-run eggs
  • 1 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    fine bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp
    spice mix
  • 8 large
    pieces chicken (drumsticks & thighs)

How to Make Crispy Oven Baked Chicken


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. In a small bowl, combine all the spice ingredients and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, combine hot sauce and eggs; whisk very well. Place chicken pieces in a large bowl and pour sauce mixture over; coat well.
  4. In another bowl, combine flour, bread crumbs, baking powder and spice mix; whisk well. Transfer flour mixture to a re-sealable plastic bag. Add a couple pieces of chicken at a time, close the bag, and shake until well coated.
  5. Place floured chicken pieces on a lightly greased rack sitting on a baking sheet lined with foil. Using cooking spray or an oil diffuser, spray chicken pieces on both sides.
  6. Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 50 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165ºF, rotating the baking sheet half way through cooking. When time is up, flip chicken pieces and bake for an extra 5 to 8 minutes or until skin is crispy. Remove from the heat and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
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