Oven-Fried Chicken


Dinner, Main Dish, Poultry


3 chicken thighs

3 chicken drumsticks

½ stick unsalted butter (or you can use homemade mayonnaise)

½ c. grated Parmesan cheese

2 T. Ranch dressing powder, spices of your choice, or my Seafood Spice Blend

2 T. parsley, chopped very fine

1/8 tsp. black pepper

¼ c. plain pork rinds, crushed fine


Preheat oven to 350º. Melt butter in microwaveable bowl.  In a separate container, mix all dry ingredients.  Dip each piece of chicken into butter, rolling to completely cover.  Then roll in the dry coating mix to cover on all sides.  Place on foil covered baking sheet.  DO NOT USE A SILICONE SHEET OR IT WILL INHIBIT BROWNING AND CRISPNESS.  Bake at 350º for 1 hour.  If exceptionally large thighs, check for doneness with a knife, right next to the bone.  Add more cooking time if needed.  Serve at once with your favorite side dishes.


Leif and Peter loved! Doubled recipe and made 5 drumsticks and 5 thighs (boneless skinless) and needed a little more breading.


NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 3 servings, each contains:
579 calories
4.7 g  fat
1.4 g  carbs
.07 g  fiber
1.33 g  NET CARBS
47 g  protein
1000 mg sodium (leave out the Ranch powder for lower sodium)