Cajun Oven Fried Chicken

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"Throw away your frying pans, this recipe is the best and no oil to clean up. IMPORTANT! do not use frozen thawed chicken use fresh and make sure to pat all the chicken as dry as possible using paper towels, chicken must have skin on bone-in. Follow instructions for the BEST tasting chicken, when cooked it will be a beautiful golden brown and very tender"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (291.9 g)
  • Calories 826.1
  • Total Fat - 61.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 24.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 283.3 mg
  • Sodium - 961.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 27.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 0.2 g
  • Protein - 40.9 g
  • Calcium - 39.5 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Set oven rack to lowest position. Line 13 x 9-inch baking pan with foil.

Step 2

Pat chicken dry with a clean paper towel and sprinkle liberally with with garlic powder and Creole seasoning.

Step 3

In a heavy Ziploc plastic bag, combine 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon black pepper, cayenne pepper, if using adjust heat as desired, 1 teaspoon paprika, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, salt and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning; seal bag and shake to mix the spices

Step 4

Shake chicken in the bag with flour and seasonings. Add butter cubes into baking pan on top of the foil and place in oven until it sizzles. Place chicken in dish skin side facing down.

Step 5

Bake 30 minutes. Remove from oven and turn the chicken skin-side up.

Step 6

Reduce temperature to 325 degrees F and continue to bake for 18-20 minutes longer or until chicken is cooked through (this depends upon the weight of the chicken). It will be a beautiful golden brown and very tender when done.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Scaled back for 2 serves and used 4 bone in skin on thighs and they were absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection, thank you Kittencal, made for Alphabet soup game.

review by:
(15 Mar 2016)