Pat had been up north hunting all weekend, and us girls have been trying to stay warm with the sudden drop in temperature and gusty winds that have been making do errands around town downright impossible. So on Sunday I thought we all needed some good home cooking. I’m talking my mom’s baked chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, buttery corn and rolls.

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My Mom has been making chicken this way since I can remember. And although it calls for only a few simple ingredients, it’s the basting technique that I believe really makes this chicken the bomb. I can remember walking in the front door, on a chilly fall day after school, and getting slapped in the face by the smell of her chicken baking in the oven. It’s hands down on of my most favorite childhood memories and favorite meal that she makes.

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Now, raise your hand if you’re ready to see 27 pictures of chicken… and only chicken? Super! 😉

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In a stainless pan… coat with olive oil. I may have gotten a little carried away while I was taking photos… so don’t be like me… just a thin coat, k?

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Dot with butter and place in the preheated oven, to get the pan primed and the butter melted.

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In a bag {I like to use bread or produce bags} add 2 cups of flour, black pepper and kosher salt.

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Get your chicken ready. My mom always used either thighs, drumsticks or a combination of the two.  I’ve made this with bone-in breasts and it’s doable… but boneless, it’s just not the same. I’ve since gotten over my phobia of chicken on a bone… and enjoy the drumsticks just as much as I did when I was a kid-o. Tip: I always trim off any extra skin that’s sort of “hanging” off the chicken. Soggy skin = disgusting.

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Throw in a couple pieces at a time, shake to coat. Then just give the chicken pieces a shake any excess flour off the chicken.

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Repeat and place the chicken on a clean plate as you go along.

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Next, with your oven mitts on your mitts, remove the pan from the oven.

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Then arrange the floured chicken into the roasting pan.

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Now sprinkle with poultry seasoning, some salt, black pepper and paprika. Now just throw it in the oven, as is, and bake for 20 minutes.

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Then pull it out, notice it’s still a bit flour-y?

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Then with your oven mitt on your one hand, and armed with a spoon (and not a camera) in your other hand, dip the spoon in to the pan drippings and baste the chicken.

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Next, make sure to get the extra seasonings into your spoon when you drizzle!

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Once coated, return the chicken back to the oven and bake for 20 more minutes.

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Then repeat the basting process and place back into the oven for 10 minutes, remove, baste and bake for an additional 10 minutes more {so 60 minutes total}. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

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This baked chicken is crispy, delicious and perfect!

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Oh! And the pan drippings make EXCELLENT gravy!

Enjoy! And if you give this Homestyle Baked Chicken recipe a try, let me know by snapping a photo and tagging me on twitter or instagram!

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Homestyle Baked Chicken
Yield: 6 servings

Homestyle Baked Chicken

Crispy skinned, baked chicken just like my mom use to make!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 pounds bone-in and skin on chicken thighs
  • 2 to 3 pounds bone-in and skin on chicken drumsticks
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • poultry seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. In a stainless or aluminum pan, add oil and butter. Place in oven to melt butter and heat the pan.
  3. To a produce or bread bag, add two cups all purpose flour, salt and pepper. Place a couple pieces of chicken in the seasoned flour, shake any excess flour off of the chicken and set aside, repeat.
  4. Remove the hot pan from the oven and lay the chicken {skin side up} in a single layer. Season with a little more salt, pepper and a few shakes of the Northwoods seasoning.
  5. Place the chicken into the preheated oven and let it bake for 20 minutes. Remove, baste with butter/oil mixture and place back into oven for another 20 minutes. Baste and bake for 10 minutes, remove and baste one last time before baking for an additional 10 minutes. Remove and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 601 Total Fat: 34g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 21g Cholesterol: 213mg Sodium: 317mg Carbohydrates: 32g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 0g Protein: 40g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
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