Oven-Fried Chicken

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Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 8 hours 10 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup unflavored yogurt
2 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
2 teaspoon hot sauce
2 teaspoon dried tarragon, 1 tsp chopped, if fresh
2 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoon salt
1 (2 1/2-pound) chicken, cut into serving pieces or 4 to 6 breast halves
cooking spray
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup plain oatmeal




For the marinade:

In a small bowl, mix together the buttermilk, yogurt, mustard, hot sauce, tarragon, paprika, and salt. Put the chicken in a heavy re-sealable plastic bag or a baking pan large enough to hold the pieces in one layer and pour the buttermilk over it. Seal the bag or cover the pan with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for about 8 hours.

For the breading:

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Grease a baking pan large enough to hold the chicken pieces in 1 layer.

Place the flour and oatmeal in a brown paper bag. One piece at a time, place the chicken in the bag and shake until coated. Place the pieces skin side down in the prepared baking dish. Continue until all the pieces are covered in the flour mixture. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, turning once, until the chicken is golden brown.

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Hang in there girl. I;m pulling for you. C. Fuller

By Anonymous on June 28, 2013


Love the show.A few weeks back you made pinwheels with mustard herbed cream cheese and bacon.I missed the part of the dough.Is it puff pastry,phillo? Looked for it in your recipes,but no luck.I dont have the name of recipe ti find it.

By Cindy on October 02, 2012


Paula your the best cant wait to cook the oven fried chicken I know it's gonna be Great !

By Monika Graham on January 13, 2012


Found the ingredients for the Dr. Oz recipe on the Dr. Oz website under "In Case You Missed It" y'all! smile It's not complete but gives enough info to go with it. Here's what you do though; marinate the chicken in the next 5 ingredients. Then shake the chicken in the flour. Place on a greased baking sheet and also spray the chicken with cooking spray. There is no temperature but chicken can be cooked anywhere from 350 to 450 easily. 450 would be good for the oven frying. Cooking times will very but start watching the chicken after about 25 mintues. Below I have copied and pasted the measurements from the website: Paula Deen Oven Fried Chicken Recipe Boneless skinned chicken Salt and pepper ½ cup buttermilk 1 ½ tbsp Dijon mustard 2 cloves garlic 1 1/2 tsp hot sauce 1 cup self-rising flour Cooking spray Let chicken marinate 2-8 hours in the refrigerator. Place chicken on baking sheet and cook for 30-50 minutes, depending on size of chicken. Chicken Comparison Results: Paula’s Regular Chicken Recipe 1221 calories; 89 g fat (per serving) Paula’s Healthier Chicken: 579 calories; 38g fat (per serving)

By Katie Bowman on January 09, 2012


I was looking for the Dr. Oz show recipe too. Luckily my husband did write down all the ingredients, but he didn't write down the directions. I assume the method is the same. Boneless skinless chicken salt and pepper 3/4 C buttermilk 1 1/2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard 2 cloves garlic 1 1/2 tsp. Hot sauce 1 C self-rising flour Pam cooking spray If you do not have self-rising flour, just make your own: For each cup of all-purpose flour, add 1 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

By Penny Burdge on December 24, 2011


looking for recipe dr. oz - oven fried chicken

By judyfogel on December 10, 2011


I saw paula make baked chicken dish on Dr. OZ SHOW 12-1-2011. Cant find recipe anywhere.It looked and sounded very good. Can please send me recipe or give me direction on how to obtain this Thank you Elizabeth Mears

By Elizabeth Mears on December 02, 2011


Why is this recipe not on Dr. Oz website?:( I saw you on his show cooking this and can't wait to cook it this weekend. You were great on the show! Keep up the great things you do. Hope to meet you one day soon! Mark in Atlanta

By Mark on October 13, 2011


I saw you cook off with Oprah/Martha. Your fried chicken WON. I am going to try it tuesday. I just LUV you. thanks for being you. Thanks Dennis

By Dennis on October 03, 2011


Dearest Paula, Just had to let you know how much we love you! You're such a great role model of a hard-working, kind-hearted, awesome cook! Love You! Love what You do! Really love your recipes! My favorite is your Spicy Cajun-style Shrimp. Nothin' better than hot sauce & butter! =) Thanks a Million, Kelly Troup & Family

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