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Oven Fried Onion Chicken

[From] a kid-friendly menu but not one that children may be entirely familiar with, taking foods that kids usually love and giving them a twist.


4 – 6 chicken drumsticks
6 cups – 8 cold water
1 carrot (roughly chopped)
1 celery stick (roughly chopped)
1 onion (roughly chopped)
2 inches whole cloves garlic (cut half)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup salt
10 ounces – 12 French fried onions (finely crushed)
1 1/2 cups of flour
2 tbs. cornstarch
1 cup seltzer water
4 tsps. Adobo or other all-purpose seasoning
1/4 cup olive oil


1. Brine chicken overnight or for at least 8 hours in cold water, carrot, celery, onion, garlic, sugar and salt.
2. When ready to cook chicken, preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
3. Combine flour, cornstarch, and 2 tsps. Adobo in a large, sealable bag.
4. Crush French fried onions in another large, sealable bag.
5. Whisk seltzer water and 2 tsps. Adobo in another bowl.
6. Shake the chicken in the flour remove, then dunk in the seltzer before removing and shaking in the crushed French fried onions.
7. Place on a greased (or cooking sprayed) cookie sheet about 1 inch apart.
8. Drizzle olive oil over each piece of chicken.
9. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 175 degrees – 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
Credit: Foodista

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