Oven Fried Chicken

I don’t have a deep fryer.

Apparently, the rest of the world does. Even our friend who lived in the mountains in Spain had one.

Further questioning leads me to believe that the deep fryers are only used to make ‘chips’, aka: French fries.

Even further questioning leads me to believe that said chips are made once or twice a year.

And yet, everyone is astounded that I don’t have a deep fryer.

I have an oven.

That’s easier, less messy, and healthier.

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Oven Fried Chicken

This is a generous serving of chicken for 2 people, and it has the skin… which we love. Adjust according to your own tastes.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Roasting


  • 3 chicken thighs
  • 3 chicken legs
  • 3 tbs flour
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp celery or regular salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbs olive oil


  • Spread olive oil on a baking sheet with a rim.
  • Wash chicken and pat dry.
  • In a shallow bowl mix the flour and spices.
  • Add chicken and coat well.
  • Lay on the baking sheet, skin side down, and bake 425F (220C) for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 400F (200C) and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, turn chicken and bake for 15 minutes longer.
  • Remove and serve.


Substitute your favorite chicken pieces, and remove skin if you prefer. We trim the pieces but leave most of the skin on


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 830
  • Sugar: 0.2 g
  • Sodium: 733.8 mg
  • Fat: 51.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 13 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.9 g
  • Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 76.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 392.6 mg

Keywords: oven fried chicken, roast chicken

If you like lemon: Moroccan Roast Chicken with Preserved Lemon

Oven-Fried Chicken

We have had a beautiful fall to make up for our hot, hot summer.

We’re trying to get out on our bikes as often as possible to enjoy it before the winter rains come.

The trees are just starting to change color along the canal. I loved the way they matched the gold color of this bridge.

When I looked up I saw about a dozen parasailers in the sky.

It wasn’t easy to get a photo…. they kept moving around.

If you look closely you can see a couple of dots. They land on the other side of the river. The canal and river run side by side in this area.

Actually, I was too busy watching them to try harder for a photo – and then they were down.

It was a lovely day.

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