Kittencal's 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 minimum 15 minute sitting time after the first coating, and then a second coating then 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/milk mixture... No milk or cream? don't worry this will work well with just eggs. After you make this a couple of times you probably will adjust all the spices to your taste and maybe add in some different ones."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (233.7 g)
  • Calories 451.6
  • Total Fat - 24.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 508.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1179.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 24.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 1.5 g
  • Protein - 32 g
  • Calcium - 97.8 mg
  • Iron - 4.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Step 2

Position oven rack to lowest position.

Step 3

Grease a 13 x 9-in baking dish

Step 4

In a shallow bowl combine all coating mixture.

Step 5

Place the eggs and milk into a bowl then whisk until very well combined. (make sure the bowl is large enough so that the egg/milk mixture covers the chicken pieces).

Step 6

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

Step 7

Dip the chicken into the egg/milk mixture to coat well, allowing all excess to drip off, then roll the pieces completely into the breading mixture. Transfer chicken onto the rack and allow to sit for 15-20 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. Carefully remove hot baking dish then place the coated chicken pieces in skin-side down into the hot butter.

Step 10

Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.

Step 11

Remove from oven, turn the chicken pieces skin-side up and return to oven for another 20 to 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked completely (since every oven cooks at a different rate cooking time will vary).


No special items needed.

22 Reviews


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)

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