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Use this genius no-oil technique to make perfectly crispy fried chicken

Food & Wine's Justin Chapple cooks up crispy oven-fried chicken, easy spiced beer nuts and gluten-free chocolate, cherry and peanut butter cookies.
/ Source: TODAY

Justin Chapple of Food & Wine's Mad Genius Tips is joining TODAY to share easy-to-make entertaining recipes from his new cookbook "Just Cook It!: 145 Built-to-Be-Easy Recipes That Are Totally Delicious." He shows us how to make spicy snacking nuts with fresh herbs, easy 5-ingredient oven-fried chicken and gluten-free peanut butter cookies with chocolate and cherries.

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"This is the ultimate five-minute snack that will have your guests searching every bowl in your house for more. Try it at your next cocktail party or on game day," says Chapple.

Oven-Fried Chicken

Oven-Fried Chicken

Justin Chapple

"Don't be scared off by the amount of butter in this recipe. A lot of it gets left in the baking dish along with the chicken fat that renders during baking. And actually, that's what makes this recipe so genius: The rendered fat and butter come together to fry the chicken right in the oven."

"If you ask me, the best peanut butter cookies are a little chewy and almost raw in the middle. When I set out to create my own recipe, that's what I had in mind, and I think I succeeded. But after making these half a dozen times, I realized I wanted something more. So I poked around the pantry and found some dried cherries. Just like that, chocolate peanut butter cups met peanut butter and jelly."

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