Crispy, Golden Brown
Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

The Healthy Diet Paradise is proud to announce our modified oven fried chicken recipe. Not only is this recipe healthy for you, it's really easy to make.

Kentucky Fried Chicken, back off! Church's Fried Chicken, step up your game. This oven fried chicken recipe is so close to the real thing, you'll swear you're cheating. This golden brown fried chicken recipe is a ruthless Church's fried chicken copycat.

If you're on our hair loss diet, this recipe for oven fried chicken passes muster with flying colors.


The picture below showcases large, crispy breasts, thighs, and legs. In our family, legs is the least favorite part of the chicken. For some reason, when you cook the chicken legs this way, the legs or drumsticks become very crunchy and they actually absorb more flavor. They are unbelievable. The best part is legs are a budget saver. Drumsticks or legs are the least expensive cuts of chicken.

Directions For Oven Fried Chicken Recipe:

The first thing you're going to do is get almond flour.  The best brand is Bob's Red Mill.  

Also, the almond flour causes the chicken to brown into a really beautiful color. When this oven fried chicken recipe is done baking, it tastes exactly the same as pan fried chicken, without the guilt, without the mess, and without the weight gain. Fried chicken that's good for you too.  

This oven fried chicken recipe can be used for South Beach Phase II diet, or Atkins phase II diet.

You can use any spices you wish. I'm going to give you the spices we used, and you can take it from there.


  • 10 to 15 pieces of cut up chicken of your choice
  • 1-1/2 cups of Bob's Red Mill almond flour
  • 3 eggs (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika (for color)
  • 1 tsp pepper to taste (sprinkled)
  • 1 tsp Lawry's Seasoned Salt
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 large flat baking pan or cookie sheet


  1. First, crack the eggs into a bowl and scramble well

    Note:  (This oven fried chicken recipe will come out good with or without eggs. We've done it both ways, and it came out really good each time)

  2. Take the almond flour and put it into another bowl. Set it to the side.

  3. Take paprika, pepper, seasoned salt and garlic, and mix it in with the flour. You can add extra depending on your tastes.

  4. Take your chicken pieces and drop a few at a time into the eggs. Make sure the egg mixture fully covers the chicken.

  5. Tip: You can added spices to the eggs for added flavor

  6. Once the chicken is covered with raw egg, place the chicken pieces into the bowl with the flour and spices. Cover the chicken with a lid or a plate, and aggressively shake the chicken to make sure it's completely covered with flour.

  7. Repeat this process until all of the chicken is covered with flour.

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Gently place the pieces of chicken onto the flat cooking sheet.

Bake at 380 for one to one and a half hours, depending on the size and cuts of your chicken. If you bake the chicken at a higher temperature, it may burn the outside and cause the inside not to cook as fast.

If you're going to use breasts, make sure you set aside about an hour and a half. Chicken breasts take longer to brown.

It's easier to start with dark cuts of meat. Even if you don't like dark meat, you are going to fall in love with this. The dark pieces come out crunchier, and the crispy texture will make a convert out of breast and wing lovers.

Then as you get used to it, you can work with larger pieces of chicken, and weigh which one works better for you.

Serve chicken hot with cole slaw and macaroni & cheese

Here's a quick tip for cole slaw: One bag of shredded cabbage and carrots, one teaspoon of vinegar, salt and pepper, 2/3rd cup of organic ranch dressing. Stir well.

When the oven fried chicken recipe is done, your house will smell like a restaurant. People will say, "What on earth are you cooking?" And then start hinting and hanging around trying to grab a piece.   Seriously, this is really delicious. I really hope you love this recipe!

Please note:  We no longer use soy flour or soy products.  Click here to learn why.

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