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Better-than-KFC Oven Fried Chicken

Better-than-KFC Oven Fried Chicken RecipeDelicious and moist, this baked fried chicken is amazing — it tastes just like KFC….but even better, because it’s homemade.


Does anyone actually like KFC? Because I feel like I never have a good experience there. I love the seasoning of the breading on their chicken, but the chicken always tastes kind of slimy to me.

I found this recipe awhile ago from Just A Pinch, and after altering it ever so slightly, I think it’s pretty dead on to the flavor that KFC’s fried chicken has, but tastes so much better. The chicken is super juicy, but it doesn’t have the slimy texture that I often feel KFC’s has. The breading is nice, crispy, and buttery, and tastes so much like KFC. Paired with some biscuits and mashed potatoes, this recipe might make you never want to go to KFC again. And, it’s so easy and cheap to make! Plus, it’s oven fried, which I think is healthier than deep frying!

Delicious and moist, this baked fried chicken is amazing -- it tastes just like KFC....but even better, because it's homemad…

When I reference Season All, this is the kind I get. You should be able to get it at any grocery store!


Better-than-KFC Oven Fried Chicken
  • ½ cup butter
  • 5 chicken breasts
  • 1½ cup flour
  • 1.5 Tablespoons Season All
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1.5 cup milk or almond milk
  1. Soak chicken breasts in milk for at least 30 minutes (longer -- up to 3 hours -- is better.)
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a 9x13 baking dish, slice the butter into about 8-10 pieces and place around dish. Melt in oven while other steps are completed.
  3. In a large bowl, place flour, season all, pepper, and paprika and mix with a wooden spoon. Take each piece of chicken and shake off excess milk, and dip into flour mixture. Flip it until it's covered in the mixture. Place each piece of chicken in prepared baking dish, making sure not to overlap pieces.
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes, then flip each piece. Bake for another 20 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink. Cut into a few pieces to ensure they are cooked thoroughly, and the juices run clear.


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  1. Kristalyn Ford says

    Yum, thanks! This looks delicious and simple – exactly my type of recipe. I will definitely be trying this!

  2. Deborah says

    I was really excited about this, but all I got was a bunch of soggy chicken with half the breading peeled off… I’ll try it again, with less butter, but I was pretty disappointed.

    • Katie says

      I’m sorry to hear that! I haven’t had that happen whenever I make it, but hopefully it will work better for you next time. Good luck!

  3. Katie says

    This recipe is great and absolutely delicious, my 7 year old loves that we can have a healthy KFC at home! I sometimes add some Tabasco to the chicken before I dip it in to the flour mix and add a bit of cayenne pepper to the mix to just to add a spice, lovely thanks for the inspiration :)

    • Katie says

      Hmm that’s very strange – I just ran a malware check and there doesn’t appear to be any viruses on my computer. I know sometimes that will pop up if there’s a virus in the browser you are using (and makes it look like it’s the website.) I”ll be putting some extra security in place, just in case!

  4. Pam . says

    Why do you think that the chicken would end up soggy? maybe too much butter or was there too much milk left on the chicken before dipping? I am going to try this cuz I love KFC flavor but my husband doesn’t like the greasiness of it and baking sounds great

    • Katie says

      I would say if someone had too much milk left on the chicken it would be the main cause of it being extra soggy. Ours always turns out nice and crispy (just made it a few sundays ago for a big family dinner. It was delicious!)

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