Big Mama's Kitchen - Oven Fried Chicken

Total Time:
8 hr 50 min
20 min
8 hr
30 min

4 to 6 (1 or 2 piece) servings

  • Big Mama's Rub:
  • 4 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ground celery seed
  • 2 tablespoons smoked hickory salt
  • 1/4 cup meat tenderizer
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Oven Fried Chicken:
  • 10 pieces fresh chicken, desired bone-in parts
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper
  • 1 teaspoon no-salt seasoning
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • Canola oil, for frying
For Big Mama's Rub:
  • Place all ingredients into a resealable container and mix until thoroughly combined.

  • For the oven fried chicken:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Cover each piece of chicken in buttermilk, then lemon-pepper, no-salt seasoning and Big Mama's Rub, to taste. Place in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator overnight so that the meat can absorb some of the liquid.

  • Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and dredge in self-rising flour.

  • Fry the chicken in a 1/2-inch of canola oil in the bottom of a roasting pan in the preheated oven. Fry the chicken for 15 minutes per side.

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