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Italian Fried Chicken (BFC) πŸ—

Summary

Instead of worrying about the perfect way to deep fry chicken; why not make Italian Fried Chicken? The simplest yet most delicious way to make bone in skin on chicken legs and thighs and you simply bread it and bake it in the oven to a golden CRISPY perfection! AND the chicken is incredibly juicy inside! You won’t believe the result when you follow this recipe! And my seasoning blend is SO flavorful and fresh! When my kids were little and asked for Kentucky fried chicken or KFC; I always said “Forget KFC! We’re having BFC! Baked Fried Chicken!! So that’s why I call it BFC! LOL

❀️ Why You’ll Love Italian Fried Chicken

No deep frying and guess work! No worrying if you fried the chicken long enough! AND it’s a much healthier option than fried chicken! The prep work is minimal and you don’t have to marinate to tenderize the chicken! The process does the work for you. And furthermore, the crunch, flavor, and tender chicken will have you waving goodbye to your deep fryer!

πŸ‘ How to Store Leftovers

Store the chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3- 5 days!

πŸ€” Common Questions

Does it taste just like fried chicken?

Yes it does! It’s delicious and even better with more flavor.

Is the chicken juicy?

Yes the chicken is juicy and tender, perfectly cooked!


Italian BFC (Baked Fried Chicken)

Instead of worrying about the perfect way to deep fry chicken; why not make Italian Fried Chicken? The simplest yet most delicious way to make bone in skin on chicken legs and thighs and you simply bread it and bake it in the oven to a golden CRISPY perfection! AND the chicken is incredibly juicy inside! You won't believe the result when you follow this recipe! And my seasoning blend is SO flavorful and fresh! When my kids were little and asked for Kentucky fried chicken or KFC; I always said "Forget KFC! We're having BFC! Baked Fried Chicken!! So that's why I call it BFC! LOL
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs bone in-skin on chicken thighs
  • 2 lbs chicken drumsticks
  • 1/4 cup + about 4 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3/4 cup plain Panko breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup Cento seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp + 1 tsp sea salt divided
  • 2 tsp + 1 tsp cracked black pepper divided
  • 1 tbsp zesty garlic onion seasoning

Instructions
 

  • To a bowl add in chicken thighs, chicken drumsticks, 1/4 cup olive oil, egg, parsley, and mix together until combined. Then shake over red pepper flakes, paprika, dried rosemary, zesty garlic onion seasoning, and 2 tsp cracked black pepper and sea salt. Toss everything together.
  • In a separate bowl/plate add in plain breadcrumbs, seasoned bread crumbs, and 1 tsp of each:cracked black pepper & sea salt. Take each piece of chicken, bury it in the breadcrumb mixture, shake off the excess, and place it on a baking rack on top of a baking sheet.
  • Drizzle 2 tbsp olive oil over top of the chicken and bake in the oven at 425Β°F for 1 hour. Once its been 40 minutes flip each chicken, drizzle 2 more tbsp of olive oil over the chicken, and bake for the remaining 20 minutes or so.

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