Oven baked fried chicken

Author: Amira
This is my best oven baked fried chicken so far.
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  • 10 chicken tenderloins
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk- make your own by using 1 tablespoon of white vinegar per 1 cup of regular milk.
  • 2 1/2 cups flour.
  • 1/3 cups cornmeal.
  • 2 tablespoons butter.
  • 2 tablespoons oil.

Spice Mixture

  • 1 tablespoon salt.
  • 1 teaspoon pepper.
  • 1 teaspoon paprika.
  • 2 teaspoons cardamom powder.
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder.


  • Mix Spices together, take just 1 tablespoon of the spice mixture and add it to 1 cup of buttermilk.
  • Rinse the chicken, and soak overnight -in your fridge - in the buttermilk.
  • When you are ready to cook, pre-heat your oven to 400F.
  • Microwave butter and oil until butter is melted, spread half the butter mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Mix, flour, cornmeal and the remaining of the spices very well in a bowl.
  • Using a fork, gradually mix the remaining buttermilk into the flour until there are little lumps throughout. You might need more flour or more buttermilk to get decent amount of lumps.
  • Coat chicken tenders with the flour mixture pressing with your fingers to adhere the lumps nicely and evenly to your chicken pieces.
  • Arrange chicken on the buttered baking sheet, with a spoon, or a brush, brush the remaining butter and oil mixture on the top side of the chicken.
  • Bake until it reaches the desired color and crispness, turning once halfway, mine took 30 minutes total.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

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