Oven-fried Chicken and Salsa Fresca Salad

Okay folks, the ‘oven-fried’ concept may be an oxymoron recipe, but it sure beats oil splashing all over my white kitchen and stainless steel stove!  Besides, it’s fast, easy and pretty darn delicious.  Although it is a recipe inspired from Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives I didn’t mimic anything but the directions.  Everything else was semi-homemade with the exception of one ingredient.


For the chicken…

  • 1 package Mama Sita’s Barbecue Mix which can be purchase at a Filipino Grocery Store (or a mix or rub of your choice)
  • 2 lbs chicken wings, thighs or drumstick (or mix it up, if desired)
  • Self-rising flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • Canola oil for frying
  • Large baking pan


  1. Follow the instructions on the package of Mama Sita’s Barbecue Mix/ or from the mix/or rub of your choice.  Marinating the chicken overnight is ideal.
  2. Place all ingredients into a resealable container and mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. If marinating overnight, place in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator overnight so that the meat can absorb some of the liquid.
  4. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and dredge in self-rising flour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Fry the chicken in a 1/2-inch of canola oil in the bottom of a roasting pan in the preheated oven. Fry the chicken for 15 minutes per side
Adapted from The Food Network Kitchen

For the Salsa Fresca salad…


  • Shredded lettuce
  • Fresh cilantro, julienned
  • Red onions, sliced
  • Tomatoes, sliced
  • Fresh avocado, cubed
  • Corn
  • Salt and pepper


Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl; season with salt and fresh ground pepper.  Enjoy!–gcc


  1. Awesome!!! So gonna try this now. I need to satisfy my fried chicken craving without having to bear with the mess and smell of actual deep frying process after. Life saving recipe lol!

    1. Thanks for visiting Winston! When I first saw the original recipe on TV those were my thoughts exactly! BTW, one thing I learned was that the lesser amount of chicken you put in the pan the crunchier the skin will be…ad-lib cooking tip for thought😉

  2. Oh this is the chicken goodness recipe! Love using mama sitas products too coz seasoned na sila in just one pack. Thanks sis another must try!

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