Super Crispy Baked Chicken

Clock Icon 65 minutes + marinating time |
Servings: 6-8 |
Prep: 20 minutes |
Cook: 45 minutes

Super Crispy Baked Chicken

Clock Icon 65 minutes + marinating time
Servings: 6-8
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes

Super Crispy Baked Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (500 mL) buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) poultry seasoning
  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 1/4 cup (65 mL) butter, softened
  • 1 cup (250 mL) EACH all-purpose flour and cornmeal
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) fresh ground pepper

Method

  1. Combine buttermilk, paprika, dry mustard, and poultry seasoning  in a large re-sealable plastic bag.
  2. Add chicken, squeeze the air out of the bag and seal it.
  3. Store in fridge for at least 6 hours or for up to 24 hours, turning bag occasionally.
  4. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  5. Spread butter over a large rimmed baking sheet.
  6. Combine flour, cornmeal, salt and pepper in a shallow dish.
  7. Lift each piece of chicken from marinade, letting excess drip off (do not shake), dip in flour mixture, turning to coat evenly and pressing to help coating stick.
  8. Place chicken meaty side down on buttered baking sheet.
  9. Discard excess marinade and flour mixture.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes, until golden on the bottom is crisp.
  11. Flip chicken pieces over and reduce oven temperature to 375°F.
  12. Bake chicken for about 20 minutes longer or until coating is crispy and a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the meat reads 165°F.