Crispy Oven Fried Chicken

Crispy Oven Fried Chicken Thighs coated in seasoned panko breadcrumbs then baked until super crispy. So much healthier than the fried version!

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You don’t need a deep fryer to make crispy chicken! These Oven Fried Chicken Thighs come out super crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. You would never know this chicken was made in the oven!

To get the crispy breading I start by coating the chicken in flour, egg then seasoned panko breadcrumbs. Then I bake in a hot oven until golden brown and crispy. Using bone in chicken thighs helps to keep the chicken juicy. You can substitute drumsticks, breasts or tenders if your prefer. Just shorten the cooking time to 20 minutes.

How to make Oven Fried Chicken

  • Preheat oven: To 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Season the chicken: Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper on the chicken thighs tossing to coat. Set aside.
  • Bread the chicken: In a small bowl add the flour, set aside. In another small bowl combine the eggs, milk, dijon and hot sauce, set aside. Add breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika to a small bowl and mix to combine. Working in a line start by dipping chicken one at a time in the flour, egg, then panko breadcrumbs.
  • Bake: Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes or until fully cooked and golden brown.
  • Serve: Immediately with your favorite dipping sauces! I love serving the chicken with Spicy KetchupHomemade Ranch Dressing or Honey Mustard for dipping!

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Crispy Oven Fried Chicken

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 chicken thighs
Crispy Oven Fried Chicken Thighs coated in seasoned panko breadcrumbs then baked until super crispy.

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken thighs bone in and skin off
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper on the chicken thighs tossing to coat. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl add the flour, set aside.
  4. In another small bowl combine the eggs, milk, dijon and hot sauce, set aside.
  5. Add breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika to a small bowl and mix to combine.
  6. Working in a line start by dipping chicken one at a time in the flour, egg, then panko breadcrumbs.
  7. Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes or until fully cooked and golden brown.
  8. Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauces!
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Oven Fried Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 356 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 166mg55%
Sodium 759mg33%
Potassium 301mg9%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 332IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Fried Chicken, Chicken Thighs, Crispy Oven Fried Chicken, Easy Weeknight Dinner