Crispy Oven Fried Chicken 

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes



  • 2 lb chicken drumsticks
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted


In a large bowl mix together the chicken and buttermilk. Let sit in the fridge for 2 hours.

Preheat your oven to 425ºF and place a baking pan into the oven to preheat alongside the oven.

In a bowl whisk together the flour, breadcrumbs, baking powder, celery salt, Italian seasoning, salt, garlic powder, black pepper and paprika. Dredge the chicken into the mixture, discarding excess buttermilk.

Add the melted butter to the pan and arrange the chicken so they do not touch. Bake 12 minutes then turn over and bake 12 minutes more or until golden brown. Remove from oven and serve.


Serve this fried chicken with a bit of hot sauce or honey.

The chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165ºF.

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