Friday, January 15, 2010

Oven-baked chicken

Growing up, we called this "Shake-a-shake-a Chicken." This was before I had ever even seen a commercial for "Shake and Bake." It was a weekend favorite of our and was usually accompanied by mashed potatoes. With great chagrin I learned as an adult that it came from the back of a Bisquick box. Nonetheless, it is still a super easy way to get "fried" chicken with a little less frying. Since I don't keep Bisquick in the house, I used a simple substitute.

1 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbs melted butter
1.5 tsp baking powder
(or 1 c Bisquick)
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 heaping tsp paprika
2 lbs chicken pieces (I used thighs)
1/4 c butter

Preheat oven to 400. Place butter in 9x13" pan and melt. Remove pan when butter is melted so it does not burn.

Mix all ingredients in a ziploc bag. Toss chicken in flour mixture.

Place chicken, skin-side down in preheated pan. Bake for 30 minutes at 425 and flip.

Continue cooking, uncovered for about 30 more minutes until chicken is golden brown and cooked through.

Serves 4.

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