Oven Fried Chicken

Oven Friend Chicken

We are not perfect eaters, but we’re always looking for ways to make trades & try to turn our daily foods into better bites.  My kids, like many others, are always good for a chicken strip or a nugget.   However, I think by now, most of us have seen the infamous chicken nugget video?  Our trade on this food is Oven Fried chicken.

The great thing about replacing chicken strips/nuggets with an oven fried chicken recipe is that it gives us control in the products we use and it gives us a chance to explore and chat not just about other food possibilities, but about regions where you might find popular foods like fried chicken.  It offers us a chance to chat about states and maps and the variations in popular foods as it relates to where we live.  Family discussions along with ‘good eats’ is always a great combination.

Oven Friend Chicken

Oven Friend Chicken by Jodie Fitz

2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken strips

3/4 cup flour*

1 1/2 tablespoons paprika

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

2 large eggs

1/4 cup low fat milk

1/4 cup light olive oil

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

In a bowl, stir together the flour, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  In a separate bowl, using a fork or whisk, whip the eggs and milk together.

Pour the oil into a 9 x 13 glass baking dish.

Create an assembly link by dipping the chicken strips into the egg/milk mixture and then into the seasoned flour and place it into the baking dish.  Continue the process until all of the chicken is coated and ready to bake.  Bake it for 20 minutes, turn it and bake it for another 20 minutes (40 minutes total).

Flour: We use the gold medal 50/50 white – wheat mix.

Kids:  You might not want to let the kids touch the


Disclosure: I am pleased to be working with MVP Health Care and the MVP Generation Go Program, which has sponsored this post. My participation is voluntary and my opinion is always my own, as is any advice offered.



31 Comments on “Oven Fried Chicken”

    1. I am hearing you on the chicken nugget/strip stage :). It’s walking through all of those stages that forced me to get creative…hope it works with your daughter, it worked with mine. Have a great weekend……
      ~ Jodie

  1. I haven’t watched the nugget vid, but have heard all about it! I know how yummy these are, I used to work in shop where we made these almost the same. Yum! We put chicken salt in instead of paprika 🙂

    1. I haven’t used chicken salt – I’ll have to give it a try one of these rounds :).
      Thanks for stopping by – have a great week!
      ~ Jodie

  2. This sounds really yummy! Last week I attempted chicken nuggets twice with no real recipe and the second time was a real fail. I could definitely use a tried-and-true recipe like this. Thanks for sharing at the Mommy-Brain Mixer this week, Jodi.

    1. Good luck with this one…there’s been a lot of trial & error over here at these counters too…that’s some of the kitchen memories that are made – lol!
      Have a great week & thanks for stopping by…
      ~ Jodie

  3. I love making oven fried chicken at home; it’s so much better and healthier! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  4. I can’t wait to try this recipe out! Thanks for joining in the Totally Tuesday Blog Hop and for adding the link to your directory. Have a great week!

    1. My pleasure to add it to the list! I appreciate all of the fabulous hosts :)…

      Thanks for visiting, hope you enjoy the recipe! Have a fantastic week…
      ~ Jodie

  5. Your Oven Fried Chicken looks scrumptious! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

    1. Thank you! It’s one of my kids favorites & it makes a great sandwich the following day in the lunchbox. 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by ~ Jodie

    1. Thanks for stopping by! We often rub ours too, but this is one of the kids favorite ways to swap out a chicken strip…

      Have a GREAT weekend ahead…
      ~ Jodie

    1. I popped over – I guess you are right! You know the old saying; ‘great minds think alike’ – lol! I’ve never used buttermilk – will have to give it a try. Have a Great weekend & thanks for visiting :)…
      ~ Jodie

    1. LOL! We eat a lot of chicken here as well…I will be serving up a few other dishes with chicken soon. I hope you stay tuned…and, have a GREAT week!
      ~ Jodie 🙂

  6. I tried these… they turned out great! And they tasted DELICIOUS! Going to post pics on my blog, with a link here for the recipe. 🙂

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