Fried chicken might be one of my top 5 favorite foods. Sometimes it is something you just have to get right now! However, it is something I never used to make at home because it makes a huge mess with all the frying oil. Well, this crispy oven fried chicken recipe changed that for good! This recipe has been tested on my family and friends, and it is have been a hit. Zero wings have been left to spare every time I make them. Maybe because I eat too many… but that’s another story. It may seem too good to be true, like Jennifer Aniston in a nighty, but crispy oven fried chicken does exist… Give this one a try!
Tips for Crispy Oven Fried Chicken
- Cook in a temperature range of 400-425 degrees Fahrenheit
- Coat the chicken once with an egg wash and milk mixture
- Dip the coated chicken into a well seasoned mixture of flour, corn meal, bread crumbs, and corn starch. You can play with the ratios of these ingredients to find what you like best, or just follow my direction below
- Bake on a wire rack for a total of 60 minutes, spraying the dry spots on the chicken with a natural oil sprayer about half way through the cook
This process is real easy. The only tools you might want to invest in prior to making the wings is a natural oil spray mister and a wire rack for a sheet pan. Beyond that, it just takes the right mixture of flour, corn meal, panko bread crumbs, corn starch, and seasonings. Below you will find step by step instructions and pictures below to take you through making these crispy oven fried chicken wings, and the detailed recipe follows at the end. Man I love these!
This is the oil spray mister that I use to make the process easy and low fat… very little oil used.
Serve the chicken wings right away or in the next few hours after they are done… they stay crispy for a long time, making them an excellent appetizer for company.
Final Thoughts on Oven Fried Chicken
You can experiment with the best cooking temperature for your oven. What I find works best for my oven is 425 F for 10 min, then I step it down to 400 F for the rest of the cook. I usually lightly spray them with the oil and flip them at the 35 minute mark and let them go another 20-25 minutes after that. So… a total cooking time of 55-60 minutes is needed. You can also use this same recipe for chicken legs and thighs. As the pieces of chicken get larger, just leave them in the oven a little longer if needed.
To season the flour mixture, use the specific seasonings I have below in this recipe or use 2-3 tablespoons of other BBQ seasonings. I always dip my finger in the dry batter and taste it to test the salt and seasoning level. You want it to be noticeable, but not strong… the seasoning should intensify with a heavy coating on the chicken.
If you love wings in general, check out my recipes for Crispy Spicy Chicken Wings on the grill or Asian Glazed Wings on the grill. Both give you tasty sticky crispy wings you will want to make for friends and family.
Leave me a comment if you try these amazingly crispy wings, right from your own oven. I still find them a welcome surprise for chicken not out of a fryer.
Crispy Oven Fried Chicen Wing Recipe
Make delicious oven fried chicken at home with this easy recipe that will satisfy any fried chicken craving
- 2 lbs Chicken Wings cleaned and dried
- 2/3 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 2/3 Cup Corn Meal
- 2/3 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
- 2 tablespoons Corn Starch
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp ground tumeric
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
- 1 tablespoons Smoked Paprika
- 2.5 tsp Lawrys Seasoning Salt
- 2 tsp granulated garlic
- 2 tsp thyme
- 2 tsp oregano
- 1 tablespoons Coconut Sugar leave out if needed or use sifted light brown sugar
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 1/3 Cups Milk
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil or Peanut or Veg. Oil
Turn your oven to 425 F
Wash and dry the chicken
Add egg wash ingredients to a bowl and whisk together. Add 1/2 cup hot sauce for hot wings.
Add all dry batter ingredients to a shallow bowl.
Line your sheet pan with foil and add the wire rack
Add 3-5 wings at a time to the egg wash mixture. Then transfer to the dry batter mixture. Coat on all sides. Shake off excess before placing on the oven rack.
Bake for 10 min at 425 F
Lower your oven to 400 F and bake for 25 more minutes.
Remove from oven and spray with olive oil or peanut oil where the flour coating is still dry and light colored. Flip wings and spray as needed to wet the dry spots on the opposite sides of the chicken. Put back in oven for another 25 minutes or until dark golden brown and crispy.
Substitute 2-3 tablespoons of BBQ seasoning if you want to simplify the process. Try to use something that is more salty than sweet and a little heat is nice.
If you want your wings hot, double the amount of cayenne in this recipe and then add 1/2 cup of hot sauce to the egg wash mixture.