Baked chicken can be a delicious and low-fat alternative to fried chicken. Sometimes baked chicken is tasty but not very crispy. This is usually because it is cooked at a very low temperature or only flour and spices are used for the crust and nothing else. We share how to make crispy baked chicken. You don’t have to settle for a musty baked chicken. With some minor modifications to the empanada, the baked chicken will come out more crispy; Sometimes more crispy than fried chicken.
Steps to make crispy baked chicken
Thaw a whole chicken or 4 to 6 chicken breasts. The easiest thing is to simply put the chicken in the refrigerator the night before to defrost, but you can also defrost it in the microwave since most microwaves have the function to defrost.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (204 degrees Celsius). You must preheat it for a minimum of 15 minutes. Place the chicken, if you are using a whole chicken, on a cutting board or plate and cut it into pieces with a sharp knife.
Spray a baking pan with nonstick spray and set it aside. Now break three large eggs in a deep bowl. Beat the eggs lightly until the yolks and whites mix.
Pour a little white flour, about two cups, you can always add later, in a deep bowl and add salt, pepper and any other seasoning you choose for the crust. Only a quarter of a teaspoon of salt per cup of flour is generally fine. You can also salt the chicken’s crust after it is cooked.
Crush the cornflakes into small pieces while they are still in your bag. Add the cereal to the flour mixture.
Spread a large sheet of wax paper over the counter. Pour the flour mixture into the waxed paper. Dip each piece of chicken in the beaten egg bowl and then pass them through the flour and cereal mixture. Place them on the baking sheet.
Turn on the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the baking sheet on the middle shelf of the oven and cook the chicken, uncovered, for 35 minutes. Check the cooking of the chicken with a meat thermometer to make sure it is fully cooked. You should see the thermometer mark between 165 and 170 degrees Fahrenheit (74 to 77 degrees Celsius) on the breast.