Kittencal's Master Chicken Coating Mix

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"I developed this coating mix, it makes the most delicious juiciest tender lick-your-plate-clean chicken! With amounts listed you should have enough for 6-7 large chicken thighs. I have not tested it yet using boneless skinless chicken breasts but I'm sure it will work just as good although I prefer my chicken with the skin on. Since the chicken is first dipped in melted butter this is not a low-fat recipe and I urge you not to omit the butter coating step it will not be as good. You can omit the garlic powder and Dijon mustard if you want I suggest to use it! You will love this! My photo is showing baked chicken using this coating. #recipe11979"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (81.8 g)
  • Calories 118.2
  • Total Fat - 2.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 19769.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 20.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 2.2 g
  • Protein - 3 g
  • Calcium - 39.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In a shallow bowl combine melted butter, garlic powder and Dijon mustard; whisk very well to combine

Step 2

In another bowl combine all breading ingredients (remove about half to another small bowl to add in as needed).

Step 3

Dip the chicken one piece at a time into the melted butter turning a few times to coat generously, then coat in the breading mixture pressing down firmly with hands to adhere the coating to the chicken (you may need to turn the chicken breast a few time to coat well).

Step 4

Place on greased baking sheet.

Step 5

Continue with remaining chicken adding in more breading to the bowl as needed to coat the chicken.

Step 6

I baked the thighs at 375 degrees F for 40 minutes, your baking time will vary slightly depending on what cut of chicken you use, remember the chicken continues cooking even after you remove it from the oven.

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There are no words to express how much I love this chicken, unless something better comes along (which I don't think will happen) because it doesn't get any better than this, the chicken was so juicy we needed lots of napkins and the flavor was better than KFC chicken! I'll be making bags up of the dry coating mixture to have on hand because I plan on making it once a week for sure but it could be twice a week. I want to thank you for this wonderful recipe, thank you! thank you!

review by:
(5 Feb 2015)


This is fast to become our favorite chicken coating. It comes out crunchy with tender moist chicken and tastes great too!

review by:
(22 Jul 2014)