Oven Fried Chicken with an incredibly tasty breading!
With the Anova Precision Oven the chicken is cooked to a precise temperature and is perfectly juicy. There's no guesswork trying to figure out if the chicken is fully cooked as the probe inserted into the chicken indicates when the chicken has reached the desired temperature.
Then the chicken is crisped up using the dry heat function of the oven.
With this recipe, there is no mess caused by splattering oil from frying chicken. It is an easier way to make healthier fried chicken.
chicken drumsticks and thighs, I used 6 drumsticks and 3 thighs
Cajun seasoning, divided
black pepper, divided
1. Crush Garlic
Place the garlic in a blender and give it a quick pulse to lightly crush it or crush the garlic in a mortar. It should be very chunky.
2. Season Chicken
Place chicken in a bowl. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning,
1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Mix well to ensure the seasoning gets all over the chicken.
3. Add Buttermilk and Garlic
Add the buttermilk and crushed garlic to the bowl with the chicken. Mix lightly so the buttermilk and garlic are well distributed.
4. Let Chicken Marinate
Cover the bowl of chicken with plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.
5. Make Breading
In a medium bowl whisk together the breadcrumbs, flour, dried parsley, 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning, 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
6. Preheat Oven
Sous Vide Mode: On
7. Coat Chicken with Breading
Lift a piece of chicken from the buttermilk and shake so the excess buttermilk drips off. Place the chicken in the bowl with the breading. Press the breading onto the chicken and completely coat the chicken with the breading.
8. Transfer Chicken to Rack
Note: For this stage it is best to use a baking sheet with an oven-safe rack that fits into the sheet. Or you could just place the chicken on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and sprayed with oil.
Cover baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean up. Fit an oven-safe rack over the baking sheet. Brush oil over the rack or spray the rack with oil.
Place breaded chicken pieces on the rack.
9. Cook Chicken
Insert probe into the thickest part of the chicken and cook until the probe reads 160 degrees Fahrenheit. It takes about 17 minutes.
Sous Vide Mode: On
160°F Probe Target
10. Brush Chicken With Butter
Remove chicken from oven then brush 2 tablespoons of melted butter all over the chicken making sure to brush the areas where the flour is still white.
11. Crisp Chicken
Alllow oven to preheat then place chicken back into oven and let it cook until golden brown on top. It takes about 10 minutes.
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Serve the oven fried chicken with coleslaw and biscuits or mac and cheese.