An easy recipe for oven-fried chicken involves dredging the chicken in seasoning and placing it in a baking dish containing melted butter. The baking dish is placed in the oven and the chicken is cooked at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 to 60 minutes.
The basic recipe for oven-fried chicken starts by cutting up a whole chicken. Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a large baking pan. In a mixing bowl or shallow pan, combine 1/2 cup of flour, 1 teaspoon of paprika, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Coat each piece of chicken in the flour mixture, and place it in the baking dish. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes, turn the chicken over and bake for an additional 30 minutes.
A variation substitutes 1 1/4 pounds of boneless chicken breasts for the whole chicken, 1/2 cup of fine bread crumbs for the flour and 1 tablespoon of lemon-pepper seasoning for the paprika, salt and pepper. Dip the chicken in milk and then in the bread crumb mixture before placing it in the baking dish. Drizzle the chicken with 1 tablespoon of melted butter before placing it in the oven. Bake the chicken for 15 to 20 minutes or until thoroughly cooked.