omg-oven fried chicken

a recipe by
sherry monfils
worcester, MA

I love fried chicken, who doesn't? But I was getting bored with my healthier "fried" chicken. I looked through my cabinets and saw a left over bag of frito corn chips and a light bulb went off, lol. I mixed and mixed and tweaked and finally served this to my family who truly thought I had spent hours frying the chicken, that's how crisp and tasty it was. Give it a try!

serves 6
prep time 25 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For omg-oven fried chicken

  • 3 c
    frito-brand corn chips
  • 1 c
    italian-style panko bread crumbs
  • 1
    packet dry garlic and herb salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    sour cream
  • 2 tsp
    grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp
    each, salt and pepper
  • 4 lb
    a mix of chicken drumsticks and thighs

How To Make omg-oven fried chicken

  • 1
    Position oven racks in center and lower third of oven. Heat oven to 400. Place frito chips in food processor and pulse until finely crushed.
  • 2
    Line 2 baking sheets w/ foil. Place an oven rack on each of the baking sheets and lightly spray racks w/ cooking spray. In lg bowl, combine crushed chips, bread crumbs and dry dressing mix. Set aside. In another lg bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream,, zest, salt and pepper.
  • 3
    Add chicken to mayonnaise mix and stir to coat well. Remove chicken pieces, one at a time. Let excess drip off the chicken. Coat chicken completely in reserved coating mix. Place chicken pieces on the racks. Lightly spray each chicken piece w/ cooking spray. Roast about 45 mins, rotating pans half way through, or until juices run clear in chicken.