Kittencal's Skillet-To-Oven Fried Chicken (This Is GOOD!)

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
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"If you think you can't make great fried chicken, think again! Here's a recipe you start in a skillet then finish baking in the oven. This delicious crispy crust chicken is perfectly seasoned and melt in your mouth tender and moist! Plan ahead there is a 20-22 minute sitting time before frying. First photo is after the frying, second is after oven baking"

Original recipe yields 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (337.9 g)
  • Calories 770.5
  • Total Fat - 42 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 361.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1074.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 47.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.4 g
  • Sugars - 1 g
  • Protein - 47.8 g
  • Calcium - 62.3 mg
  • Iron - 3.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Prepare a baking sheet, lightly spray with cooking spray.

Step 2

In a medium sized shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, hot sauce and worcestershire and set aside.

Step 3

In a bowl, mix until well combined, the flour, cornstarch, seasoned salt, paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Place the flour mixture into a deep bowl.

Step 4

First, dip/coat each piece of chicken into egg mixture, then coat into seasoned flour mixture thoroughly coating each piece thoroughly. Transfer to a plate and allow the coated chicken to rest for 10-12 minutes.

Step 5

In the meantime pour oil in a skillet to about 1-inch high, allow to heat until medium-hot. Also preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 6

Here's a tip to know when the oil is ready, toss a pinch of flour in the oil and if it began to fry and sizzle, the oil was ready.

Step 7

Fry the coated chicken pieces about 3 minutes each side, careful so that not to burn the skin, the total cooking time is about 6 minutes or until LIGHT golden brown (watch it doesn't get to brown or it will taste burnt! you may need to reduce the element heat). Transfer to prepared baking sheet, skin-side facing up.

Step 8

Bake until the chicken is completely cooked, about 40 minutes (depending on how large your chicken thighs are, legs will take less time).

Step 9

Serve chicken as soon as possible. DELICIOUS!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Linda Cooks Often

Delicious crunchy coating on the chicken, and inside was juicy as can be. This cooking method worked out well for me. We will have this again when the mood strikes!

(2 Jan 2021)


I used fresh chicken pieces, and it turned out so tender, with delicious golden brown crunchy skin on the outside and packed full of flavor, moist chicken on the inside. Make sure to check it during baking time, so it doesn't get too brown. Instant favorite with us! Served with potato wedges and coleslaw making for one heck of a delicious meal!!

review by:
(4 Jun 2019)


Delicious crispy chicken, and we really enjoyed it! Flavor was great, and this is headed to my favorites!

review by:
(25 Mar 2019)