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Crispy Baked Chicken Breast

This recipe for Easy Crispy Baked Chicken Breasts is easy in the oven and the chicken is crispy and moist. You can use any parts of the chicken in this recipe. I love that the meat is so tender once cooked. 

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: baked chicken breast
Servings: 4 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 3 to 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts you can use bone-in chicken pieces
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter or 4 tablespoons melted


  • Whisk together the flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper, chili powder and dried basil in a bowl. Put milk in another bowl. Dip the chicken pieces in the milk and then in the flour/cornmeal mixture.
  • Place in a baking dish and drizzle butter over top of the chicken pieces. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 1 hour or until chicken is done in center. Turn chicken pieces about 15 minutes before they have finished cooking. Makes 3 to 4 servings.