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Chi Chi's Old West Oven-Fried Chicken


You can make it as hot or as mild as you like it. Heat Scale = Mild


  • 1 (8 ounce) jar taco sauce (your favorite)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups crushed cornflakes
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Dash ground cloves
  • Crushed red pepper to taste (optional)
  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken thighs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a shallow dish, whisk together taco sauce, egg and garlic.
  3. In a plastic or paper bag, combine cornflakes, chili powder, cumin, oregano, ground cloves and crushed red pepper if using.
  4. Dip chicken pieces in sauce; toss in cornflakes mixture; place on a greased shallow baking pan.
  5. Drizzle with butter; bake 45 minutes or until golden and tender, and juices run clear.

Yield: 4 servings


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