Delicious easy to make Southern-Style Baked Fried chicken will be one of your family's favorite baked versions of Southern Fried Chicken. This flavorful recipe for juicy yet crispy chicken is hands-down one of our most requested menu items by friends and family alike.
Wash whole chicken thoroughly (very important since chicken may have undesired residue still on the skin and inside)
At this time you will want to use a sharp butcher’s knife and cut the chicken into desired pieces. 2 Breasts, 2 wings, 2 legs, and lastly 2 thighs.
Once you have cut your chicken up into pieces you will need a large plastic container or glass container with tight-fitting lid. Place all ingredients listed above in container, using a small whisk mix all ingredients thoroughly. Place Chicken in the mixture turns into the mixture a few times to coat.
Place in your refrigerator, for up to 12 hours. — You will want to turn chicken in the mixture a few times. When the desired time has elapsed for marinating your chicken, drain chicken of excess marinade. Set drained meat to the side. You may use a colander to drain the chicken in the sink to make things easier
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F
In medium size glass bowl or container of choice, crack 3 eggs, add the Tabasco sauce, whisk to combine all the ingredients. In a clean dry plastic container with a tight-fitting lid or large Ziploc bag if desired (gallon size preferably) place 2-3 cups flour, baking powder, Cajun seasoning, and black pepper. Place a tight-fitting lid on a container or seal Ziploc bag. Shake vigorously to combine all ingredients. Set to the side.
Once you have completed all 8 pieces of chicken, place each piece of chicken in the egg mixture (be sure to coat the entire piece of chicken in the egg) as you complete each piece place one at a time in flour mixture container and shake to coat thoroughly. Place the chicken on baking racks you have placed on the cookie sheet at this time. You will continue this process until each piece has been done and placed on the baking rack on the cookie sheet.
Place in preheated oven to 425 degrees and bake 45 -50 minutes. (You may want to turn chicken 25 minutes into baking for the BEST results)
Use melted butter or olive oil to brown and crisp the chicken. Simply brush on with a pastry brush on both sides 10 minutes before removing from the oven.