Juicy Extra Crispy Baked Chicken

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 30m
Ready In

"The key to the extra crispy coating and retaining the moistness is a 15 minute sitting time after the first coating, and then a second coating and baked at high heat, if you like some heat add in some cayenne pepper to the seasoning mix and/or some hot sauce to the egg beaten eggs"

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (158.9 g)
  • Calories 348.7
  • Total Fat - 17.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 247.2 mg
  • Sodium - 784.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 23.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 1.1 g
  • Protein - 23.1 g
  • Calcium - 53.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F(Position oven rack to lowest position).

Step 2

Grease a 13 x 9-in baking dish

Step 3

In a shallow bowl combine all coating mixture.

Step 4

Place the eggs into another shallow bowl.

Step 5

Prepare a rack to put the coated chicken in while sitting out on the counter.

Step 6

Dip the chicken into the egg mixture allowing all excess to drip off, then roll into the breading mixture.

Step 7

Place chicken onto the rack and allow to sit for 15 minutes.

Step 8

Repeat again a second time, dipping lightly into the eggs then roll again into the breading mixture

Step 9

Place the butter into the baking dish and place into the oven for about 5-7 minutes or until sizzling and hot; remove then place the chicken in skin-side down into the hot butter.

Step 10

Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.

Step 11

Turn the chicken skin-side up and return to oven for another 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Thank you for sharing this awesome chicken dish Kitten. I loved it. Quick, easy and very delicious. I used chicken thighs they were really crunchy and full of flavor. I didn't watch as closely as I should and they turned out a little dark, but they tasted very very good. Made for Alphabet Tag.

review by:
(13 May 2020)


Made this chicken some time ago and it was so yummy! Served homemade crispy fries with it. Yum!

review by:
(10 Dec 2019)


Nice and crunchy and real delicious chicken that I make often. Just about anything goes well with this. Over the summer I made it on the grill and had potato and broccoli salad with it.

review by:
(20 Oct 2018)

Picky Palate

Kittencal we loved your other recipe for chicken so much I decided to make this one also. You make me look like such a good cook with your great recipes. I want to thank you for both. They are delicious!

review by:
(8 Dec 2016)


If you like fried chicken, try this instead. This delicious chicken will lead you back for another piece. Believe me, it's good!

review by:
(7 Dec 2016)


We loved every bite of this chicken! So crunchy and delicious. I way overate, but it was worth it! I made french fries for a perfect pairing!

review by:
(21 Jan 2016)