Oven Fried Chicken Legs

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Janet Crow

By
@jcrow216

This oven fried chicken leg recipe does not disappoint. It fries up in the oven just right every time and is moist and delicious. My Grandmothers would be proud!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
2-3
Prep:
2 Hr
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 5-6
    chicken legs
  • 1 c
    buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp
    dill pickle juice
  • 4-5 dash(es)
    hot sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 Tbsp
    veg. oil
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 pkg
    ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 tsp
    paprika
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayene pepper
  • 1 tsp
    cornstarch

How to Make Oven Fried Chicken Legs

Step-by-Step

  1. Whisk together the buttermilk, pickle juice and hot sauce. Place the chicken in a leak proof container and pour the buttermilk mixture over the chicken and place in the fridge for 2 hours.
  2. Using a ziploc bag combine the flour, ranch mix and seasonings. Place the oil and butter in the bottom of a large iron skillet and place in the oven. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees allowing the oil and butter to heat up as the oven preheats. Once the oil is good and hot remove the skillet and take each chicken leg and shake it in the flour mixture and using tongs to remove, shake off excess flour and place in the skillet. You will here it sizzle a little, repeat with remaining chicken. Place back in the oven for 35-45 minutes, rotating the chicken about every 10 minutes to brown on all sides. Cooking time will depend on the size of the chicken legs you are using, just check with a meat thermometer to reach 160 degrees. Remove the chicken to a paper sack or towel lined plate. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.

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About Oven Fried Chicken Legs

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern



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