Italian Baked Chicken

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Delicious Italian Baked Chicken is oven-fried chicken with all the right spices that make that crispy skin so perfectly seasoned.

This is one of those quick and easy recipes that we make often because after you eat it this way the family will ask for it again and again! It's a healthier version and I promise it really tastes fried!

As I was growing up, we are everything fried back in the 1960s.

My mom fried cutlets, deer meat, lamb, deep-fried all kinds of vegetables and now, in my generation it's all about eating healthier.

We should be trying to eat better.

Heart disease runs in my family, so I try and recreate recipes that are heart-healthy!





Healthier baked chicken pieces baked in the oven crispy that taste fried baked to perfection








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If you love crispy chicken then I really would also broil the top in the end after baking if you like that dark crispy color that comes from frying. I love to broil the chicken at the end. It really makes crunchier.


It really does crisp up nicely just baked, I just happened to like mine very dark on the outside. Broiling it will help it crisp up very dark and the perfect way I like it. That's just my opinion.



I am sure you will decide on how you prefer yours but that is the tip I give for crispy baked chicken! Either way Italian flavored baked chicken is fabulous, flavorful and one of my favorite easy ways to bake chicken!









Healthier baked chicken pieces baked in the oven crispy that taste fried baked to perfection




Simple oven-roasted chicken Ingredients You Must Have


  • bone-in thighs, breast or legs and even a combination (for less fat, remove skin and use just boneless chicken)
  • combination of canola, or vegetable and olive oil 1/4 cup mixed (or use canola oil is preferred)
  • minced garlic around 2 tablespoons
  • chopped fresh parsley or 1 tablespoon dried
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • Italian flavored bread crumbs (panko works the best but whatever you have is fine)
  • grated cheese Reggiano Romano or use any Italian style grating cheese
  • granulated garlic
  • dried oregano




Italian Baked Chicken







Italian Baked Chicken

Italian Baked Chicken Recipe


instructions:



  • 4 to 5 pieces bone in thighs, breast or legs and even a combination (for less fat, remove skin and use just boneless chicken)
  • combination of  canola,  or vegetable and olive oil 1/4 cup mixed (or use canola oil is preferred)
  • minced garlic around 2 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 1 tablespoon dried
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • Italian flavored bread crumbs (panko works the best but whatever you have is fine)
  • grated cheese Reggiano Romano or use any Italian style grating cheese
  • granulated garlic
  • dried oregano



In a large bowl add the chicken, 1/4 cup olive oil and toss to evenly coat. Add salt, pepper, minced garlic, parsley and stir to coat evenly.

Place the chicken in a greased disposable aluminum pan or deep baking dish lined with parchment paper.


Since I love garlic so much I like to add more of the granulated on top of the chicken.

Sprinkle the tops of the chicken pieces with bread crumbs, grating cheese, granulated garlic, and oregano evenly all over.



Bake in a 400-degree hot oven until chicken is nicely browned and crispy skin around 45 minutes.



Note: I do not turn the chicken over during baking
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Healthier baked chicken pieces baked in the oven crispy that taste fried baked to perfection

1 comment

  1. This chicken looks delicious! And definitely healthier than frying!

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