Do you know what’s surprising about our homemade Texas Roadhouse Country Fried Chicken recipe? There’s no frying at all. We make it in the oven! Tender and juicy white chicken with a golden coating served with a creamy gravy. Now this is real cooking! In this recipe we are going to teach you how to make Texas Roadhouse Country Fried Chicken at home and go through some tips and tricks to make sure your recipe is as good as it can be.
How to Make Texas Roadhouse Country Fried Chicken
So, what you are definitely not going to need is a frier or skillet. We get the crispy outer coating by using panko breadcrumbs. Whereas normally you might bread chicken or fish using flour and an egg before dipping, we have come up with a little secret ingredient. It ensures you get a nice even and golden coating, and even makes the chicken taste a little juicer.
Want to know what it is?
Butter. And lots of it. You can have taste or you can have skinny? Which do you want the most right now?
That’s right, us too. Read on….
The butter serves a few purposes. As we said it keeps your chicken nice and juicy, and ensures an even coating. However, it is what allows us to oven bake this recipe instead of frying it. The breadcrumbs soak some of the butter up and then cook until lovely and golden whilst roasting. It’s kind of like what an air fryer does, except that you will be using an oven.
Let’s take a look at some tips and tricks to make sure your recipe tastes exactly like the authentic Texas Roadhouse Country Fried Chicken!
Ok enough tips… here’s the recipe: –
Tips & Tricks
1. Make sure your oven is hot enough.
We advocate preheating it to 430 degrees Fahrenheit in this country fried chicken recipe. The aim is to completely toast the outer coating. If your oven is not at the right temperature it will go soft and soggy. And nobody likes a soft and soggy breast!
2. Make your breasts thin!
Thick chicken breasts tend to cook unevenly. You don’t want this with chicken. If you’ve ever eaten Texas Roadhouse Country Fried Chicken, you’ll know that they tend to be thinner. Do you know how they achieve this? They bash the breast flat, and so should you. We find the cleanest way to do this is put an individual breast in a food bag or sandwiched between two sheets of food wrap, and then give it a good bash with a rolling pin, or a meat hammer. The bag keeps your chicken intact and stops you getting any bits or mess on your rolling pin and work surface. You are looking for the chicken to end up about the same thickness as your hand.
3. Elevate your dinner
We mean this literally. You don’t want to have a crispy top and a soggy bottom, so when it comes time to cook the Texas Roadhouse Country Fried Chicken, place it in an oven pan, but with a wire rack supporting it from underneath. This allows the hot air from the oven to circulate around the breast in its entirety, ensuring even cooking and consistency
4. Make sure you get your gravy base smooth before adding the liquid.
We make the gravy from scratch in this recipe, using flour and butter as a base. Make sure you get the paste nice and smooth by stirring it constantly at an early stage. If you have a lumpy base, you will end up with a lumpy gravy.
This is actually quite a simple recipe to make. We like to feel that we have offset the butter by oven cooking the chicken… But we do feel a bit guilty about calling it a Texas Roadhouse Fried chicken recipe. That said it is less prep and has all the taste so why not? Serve with some green beans and potatoes. Enjoy!