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Baked BBQ Fried Chicken Recipe
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Baked BBQ Fried Chicken

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"This is a wonderful Southern treat in which everyone will enjoy! Remember, you can also eat the chicken without the BBQ sauce as well."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, water, milk, 2 tablespoons salt, and 2 tablespoons pepper with a fork until smooth. In another large bowl, stir together the flour, 1/4 cup salt, 5 teaspoons pepper, garlic, and mesquite seasoning.
  2. Fill a large heavy skillet or wok halfway full with oil. Heat to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C). Use a fork to pick up one chicken strip at a time, and dip it into the egg mixture, then into the flour mixture, back into the egg mixture, and into the flour mixture again. Place coated strips into the hot oil to fry. Do not over crowd, just cook in batches. Once chicken is browned on one side, flip over, and brown on the other side.
  3. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Butter one 12x20 inch glass baking dish, or two 9x13 inch baking dishes. Pour enough barbeque sauce into the dish to coat the bottom. Arrange fried chicken strips in rows in the prepared dish. Pour remaining sauce over the top.
  4. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until the sauce is caramelized onto the chicken.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 10, 2005

Okay, after reading all the reviews and then working with the recipe to fit I found it…. BRUSH, BRUSH, BRUSH. Brush the BBQ sauce on the chicken I used 2 cups of flower. 1 cup of milk, ½ cup of water and 2 eggs. DO not use all that salt. I sprinkled some garlic salt in the wet mix and also some mesquite seasonings. I do not like pepper much but put a little in the wet mix. I put chopped garlic in the dry mix. I double dipped and fried. This is the key… Butter the bottom of a baking dish. Brush each strip both sides with BBQ sauce “generously”. Lay flat on the dish, not on top of each other. Bake the sauce into the strips. Then I put the broiler on and left them in there a little while. They came out crispy and tasty. Reminded me of the boneless chicken crisps at KFC. Served with crispy cheese baby green beans and macaroni. Big hit in my home, and I’m a pretty good cook my family is spoiled. And they loved this recipe will make again and again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 07, 2010

Well, I had to try this. And GOOD LORD!!! Way way to much salt. Talk about an sodium overload. I will not be making this again per the ingredients. I looked at the reviews after I made this. And it was soo pungent with salt it was really not good. There was salt in the liquids and salt in the flour mixture, not to mention salt in the dry mesquite. Not to mention a bit to much pepper as well. I kept thinking, maybe I'm just thinking about this all wrong. Until I made the 1st batch and it was a total waste. The salt and pepper really was an over kill. I'm sorry. I made a 2nd batch and omited salt and pepper out of the liquid and reduced the water to 1/2 cup and increased the milk to 3/4 cup. On the flour mixture I decreased the salt to a couple of tablespoons. And left everything else the same. If your going to self-rising flour....totally omit all salt out of this recipe. Will not be making this recipe ever again. I'm sorry.

Sep 13, 2003

These were really good! I used 1-1/2 lbs. chicken tenders a little more money ,but worth it! I cut down flour to 2 cups and used 1 egg and scaled down the rest of the ingredients. I think I used too much salt. One tablesoon in egg mix and about 1/8 cup in flour. I will cut that back next time. I didn't use smoke flavoring. I fried in 12 inch skillet with about 1/4 cup oil. They came out crispy and tender. I will make again!Thanks Jenny!

Sep 16, 2006

This was SO good! My family said BETTER than KFC boneless honey bbq wings/strips :) I highly recommend using the mesquite seasoning....the flavor was excellent. I also used seasoning salt and garlic pepper. I used Sweet Baby Ray's original sauce, which is a very thick sauce, and poured it into a small bowl. I dipped each fried strip into sauce, placed on my big (greased) cookie sheet and baked at 350 for 10 -15 minutes. PERFECT! Still crunchy and the sauce was carmelized :) YUM! We did leave a few without sauce for my youngest...they were excellent too. Will make again and again! My family can't thank you enough for this recipe :)

Sep 17, 2003

I really liked this recipe. I've cooked it with the bbq sauce and without. It is really important not to crowd the strips while frying or the chicken gets soggy. I liked the mesquite flavoring but I liked cajun seasoning better. I made these and packed for a picnic. Also brought along some bleu cheese dressing for dipping.

Dec 16, 2010

I followed the recipe exactly and loved it! We used our favorite sauce and it turned out just like one of our favorite resturant's! Looks like we'll be saving a ton of money in the!

Apr 15, 2011

We weren't terribly crazy about this as written. The mesquite seasoning was definitely unappealing to me...just added a very strong artificial tasting, smoky flavoring that I will surely omit completely should I attempt this recipe again. We used less flour and salt because we had less chicken. The chicken turned out pretty soggy following the recipe, so I'd also modify the way it's fried / baked should I do it again. Perhaps just baking it instead of frying in oil. Would be decent if it turned out crispier and without using any of the mesquite seasoning whatsoever.

Nov 04, 2010

My husband and I like this recipe we've only tried it once but we will try it again this winter.


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  • Calories
  • 568 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 67.5 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 113 mg
  • 38%
  • Fat
  • 20 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 27.6 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 4496 mg
  • 180%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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