Crispy Baked Chicken is not your typical modified version of Southern fried chicken. Instead, it uses a vinegar-based marinade for a tongue-tingling flavor to create the best oven fried chicken you'll ever taste.
In a large bowl, combine extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, Kosher salt, crushed red pepper, dried oregano and garlic powder.
Add chicken pieces, tossing to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 6-24 hours.
Remove from the refrigerator and pat dry.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with cooling racks for dripping or a broiler pan.
In a shallow dish, combine Italian bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and black pepper. Dredge each piece of chicken in bread crumbs, pressing into the chicken. Place on rimmed baking sheet.
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until chicken internal temperture reaches 165 degrees. Since the chicken pieces are different sizes and shapes, check them all. Thin pieces of chicken breast may not need as long to cook.
Remove, let chicken rest and garnish with minced parsley and serve hot.
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*You can use drums, wings, thighs or breasts. Cooking times will vary based on size and thickness. Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart.