Moist on the inside with a nice crispy coating on the outside.
That's hard to achieve using skinless, boneless chicken breasts and baking in the oven.
This easy recipe by Judy in Delaware found on allrecipes alleviates the messy frying and extra oil by using the oven instead. Thick white breast meat that is deliciously moist with great flavor from a stuffing-mix coating.
The chicken breasts were large and thick and I was concerned they would not cook through but the time was right-on and they came out of the oven perfectly moist and no longer pink.
Oven-Fried Chicken Breasts
slightly adapted Allrecipes.com
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups buttermilk (you can substitute 2 Tbs white vinegar or fresh lemon juice plus enough whole milk to make 2 cups and allow to thicken for 5 minutes)
2 cups herb-seasoned stuffing mix, crushed with a rolling pin or mallet
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 egg mixed with 1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Place chicken breasts and buttermilk into a large glass bowl or resealable plastic bag, submerging chicken in buttermilk. Cover/Seal and refrigerate at least 1 hour. (I marinated for 2 hours and more would probably be even better)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Placed crushed herb-seasoned stuffing mix into a shallow bowl.
Mix flour, salt, and black pepper in a separate shallow bowl.
Beat egg with water in a third bowl.
Pour oil and brush onto the bottom of shallow baking pan.
Remove chicken from buttermilk, shaking off excess, and discard used buttermilk marinade.
Dredge chicken breasts in seasoned flour. Dip each floured breast in egg, then press gently into stuffing mix to coat.
Place coated chicken breasts into the pan brushed with oil.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. With a spatula, flip each chicken breast over being careful to keep the coating on the chicken.
Continue baking until chicken pieces are no longer pink inside and the coating is crisp, about 25 more minutes.
perfectly delicious oven-fried chicken!