How can you fry a chicken in the oven, you ask? Read on to find out.
1/3 cup vegetable oil – (I use canola)
1/3 cup (6 Tbsp) butter – cut into chunks
1 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground black pepper
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. marjoram – (optional, but oh so good)
1 whole chicken cut into 8 pieces
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place the oil and butter on a rimmed cookie sheet – like a jelly-roll pan. Place in the oven to melt and set aside.
In a big paper bag or large zip lock bag, combine the flour and the seasonings. Using 1 at a time, take each piece of chicken and roll in the melted oil & butter sauce, then drop into the bag and shake to cover. Place on a dish.
Place all the chicken back into the pan, skin side down, and bake for 45 minutes. Gently turn each piece over with a spatula and bake 10 minutes longer.
Serve and watch the smiles!