Oven Fried Chicken with Gravy

Healthier and easier, this is the best oven fried chicken breasts you will ever eat. Just follow these easy step by step photo instructions.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 315kcal
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan


  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1 tablespoons seasoning salt I used Lowery’s
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

For Gravy

  • 1/4 cup AP flour
  • 14 oz chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Trim chicken and add to a milk marinade for 30-60 minutes. Cover the chicken with the milk and allow to set in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat oven to 375 convection or 400 conventional. Mix 1 cup AP flour with 1 tablespoons seasoning salt (I used Lowery’s), two teaspoon paprika, one teaspoon black pepper. Mix well.
  • Slice up four tablespoons of butter into an oven and stove top safe pan. Place in the hot oven for 2-3 minutes to melt the butter.
  • Shake off any extra milk and dip the chicken in the flour mixture. Shake off excess flour and place “good side” down into the melted butter.
  • Bake for 20 minutes then turn chicken over. Cook until internal temperature of 165 (about 15-20 minutes more) depending on the thickness of the chicken.
  • Remove chicken and tent with foil on a plate. Place the pan over medium heat. At this point, you should have some drippings left. You need about 1/4 cup. If you don’t have that, add a little chicken broth. Add flour approximately equal to the volume of the liquid. Whisk the flour and liquid together and cook until browning some. About 2 minutes.
  • Add 1 – 14 oz can of chicken broth, and bring to boil while continuously whisking. Continue until nicely thickened. About 3-4 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Pro Tips:

  1. If you want a little more KFC taste, substitute white pepper for the black pepper. If you want fill 13 spice KFC then see Oven Fried Chicken – Is it KFC?
  2. The amount of flour coating in more than needed. You use about half but it is harder to coat with less.
  3. If you have issues with the coating sticking to the chicken, coat the chicken with the flour mixture and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes. Then proceed with melting the butter and cooking.
  4. You should use a non-stick pan or seasoned castiron.
Flip with a fork not tongs.
See How To Make Gravy at Home for more details on making gravy.
Nutrition is for the chicken only.
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Serving: 1breast | Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 715mg | Potassium: 800mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1135IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 305mg | Iron: 0.5mg