Crispy Parmesan Oven Fried Chicken is a retro dish that has been around forever! (Just like me! lol) It can be made with boneless skinless chicken or bone-in with the skin. It’s tender and juicy inside, crispy and crunchy outside! A quick and easy dinner, made with ingredients your sure to have on hand.
I’ve been digging through my collection of old family favorite recipes. The other day I ran across this family favorite. Mom used to make this with whole cut up chicken. It was fantastic and one of the first recipes I made as a new bride!
I’ve updated it by using boneless skinless chicken breast!
Remember…you can use any type of chicken. (That sounds funny to me? Like we are categorizing chickens!… “All the nice chickens line up over here! You bully chickens…over there! You’re in time-out till you can play nice!” “California Chickens…you’re a little too tan…you go over there to the dark side of the room! New York Chickens…that attitude isn’t gonna fly around here!” lol)
In a large zip lock bag place 1 1/2 cups corn flakes.
This will give us the 3/4 a cup of “crushed” flakes we need. I find using a zip lock freezer bag makes this easier.
Using a rolling-pin crush corn flakes!
I openly admit I love any time I get to “crush” things in the kitchen! It’s the BEST therapy ever invented!
Great-Grandma never had a shrink! Why? She took all her frustrations out on dinner! Plucking chickens! Kneading bread? Ripping the ends off green beans!
Don’t you tell me she wasn’t thinking of Grandpa leaving his socks on the floor, or how Aunt Martha pushed her buttons at the last family dinner! Just sayin’… Now go after those corn flakes!!!
In a shallow dish, I like to use a pie plate, add 3/4 cup corn flake crumbs, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan Cheese.
TIP: You can add other flavorings such as garlic salt, onion powder, parsley flakes, basil…I decided to stick with the original recipe. Just know you can get as creative as you like.
Mix until well combined. Set aside.
In another shallow dish mix together 1 egg, and 2 Tablespoons of buttermilk. Mix with wire whisk until well blended.
TIP: You can substitute buttermilk with regular milk.
Wash and pat dry chicken breasts! (Think of it as their final “spa day”!)
Dip chicken in egg wash, coating evenly.
Roll chicken in Corn flake Parmesan mixture. Pressing down to coat well. Flip over and repeat on other side.
Place chicken in prepared 9 x 13 glass baking dish coated with non-stick cooking spray.
Continue dipping and coating chicken until all pieces are covered. Take remaining crumb mixture and press down on top of chicken pieces.
If you are using boneless skinless chicken breast like I did, melt 4 Tablespoons of butter and drizzle over the top of each chicken breast.
TIP: If you are using bone-in chicken with the skin on you can skip this step. The fat in the chicken skin will render out of the skin during baking and crisp the coating!
Bake in preheated 350° oven for about 1 hour or until tender. Cooking times may vary depending on whether you are using whole chicken or chicken breasts. So watch your cook time.
DO NOT COVER OR TURN CHICKEN while baking!
Once juices are running clear and coating is crispy, remove chicken from oven. Allow to rest 10 minutes so chicken will retain it’s juices.
There ya have it! A fantastic quick and easy chicken dish…just like Grandma made! (Cause it was her recipe!)
Serve this Crispy Parmesan Oven Fried Chicken with a big tossed garden salad, rolls and a baked potato, or even better yet…a casserole dish full of my Easy Cheesy Party Potatoes!
It’s a dinner dish that is sure to please even the pickiest eaters at your Nest! I know because the picky eater at this Nest loves this chicken!
Follow me on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram! You can also sign-up for my bi-weekly Newsletter, where I share all the latest recipes from my Nest!
Please Pin and Share With Your Friends
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.