Monday, February 11, 2013

Oven Baked Garlic Rosemary Fried Chicken

Garlic rosemary fried chicken does sound and taste wonderful, I hope everybody agrees with it. 
It's the kind of food that when you hear it, you know it's calling your name, longing to be touched, and waiting to be devoured.
And wouldn't it be better, I think, if I could oven bake them instead of deep frying them?

Ingredients for the marinade:
  • 8 pieces of chicken
  • 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, washed and minced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper
Ingredients for the flour coating:
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • Add chicken, buttermilk, garlic, rosemary, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper into a plastic gallon bag. Squeeze the bag to let out the excess air and seal the top. Message the bag to make sure that all of the ingredients are well blended. Store in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours to overnight. Flip the bag over occasionally. 
  • In a large bowl, mix flour, garlic powder, cayenne, rosemary, salt and pepper until well mixed. Take the chicken out of the bag, roll each onto the flour mixture, make sure that each chicken is coated evenly. Transfer chicken onto wire rack and let them rest for about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Arrange chicken in a single layer on a greased baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, turn them over and continue baking for another 15 minutes, or until cooked through. 

Note: I personally think the flavors are heavenly. But if I may have one thing to say, is that I wish the chicken could be crispier and browned more evenly. I have done this recipe twice, and thinking that maybe next time I need to modify my cooking method to reach that crispiness level I'd like.
Elevate the chicken by placing them on a wire rack on top of a baking sheet so they're not sitting in their own juice puddle while baking? Use convection oven instead? 
I will try this and will let you know how it goes. Cheers!


  1. Yum! They look pretty golden brown to me.

  2. Definitely something worth experimenting with! The flavors must taste incredible.