Oven Fried Chicken


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Oven Fried Chicken gives you all of the crispy, juicy flavor of a classic fried chicken recipe but without the guilt of the deep fryer. Tender chicken pieces are tossed in a mixture consisting of panko bread crumbs, corn flakes, cornmeal, and spices to give you a new family staple and a lot of crunch!

We serve this along side our favorite Garlic Ranch Mashed Potatoes with some Crock Pot Corn on the Cob for the perfect meal!

Oven Fried Chicken piled high in a parchment lined basket

In this easy Oven Fried Chicken recipe, I use a whole chicken that is cut into pieces. If you prefer to make oven fried chicken breasts (bone-in) or oven fried chicken thighs or drumsticks, you can certainly use either of those!

How To Make Oven Fried Chicken

I make a crispy baked parmesan chicken, but for this recipe I really wanted to get a lot of good crunch!  This oven fried chicken is tossed in a coating made from Panko, corn flakes, corn meal, and a delicious blend of my favorite spices.

To make oven fried chicken nice and crispy, you want to make sure it is properly coated. To do this, skin on chicken is dredged in flour which helps the egg to adhere to the chicken. This ensures you get a nice thick coating on it which will crisp well.

Chicken pieces are shown in this Oven Fried Chicken recipe

When you work with flour, egg, and breadcrumbs (my mom actually taught me this trick), use one of your hands for dipping in the egg, and one for the flour and breadcrumbs. This prevents you from breading your fingers. Alternatively, using a pair of tongs for each round can really save you the hassle of messy hands!

Of course you can use any kind of bowls for breading.  To keep the mess to a minimum, either set it on a tray or use a set of breading trays which attach together.  This really helps with clean up by keeping the crumbs all contained!

Once the chicken is dredged, you’ll want to either add a pat of butter on top of each piece or spray it with olive oil spray or cooking spray.

A close up of a chicken drumstick made with the Oven Fried Chicken recipe

How long to cook oven fried chicken

Once the chicken is breaded (this is for bone in chicken), it should cook it for about 45-55 minutes in a 375°F oven, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the chicken reads 165°F.

Serve this crispy chicken hot out of the oven with some Twice Baked Potatoes, a Caesar Salad and your favorite roasted veggies (and I sometimes add a big side of Buffalo Sauce)!

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Review Recipe

Oven Fried Chicken

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Tender juicy chicken with an easy crispy crust baked to golden perfection.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken cut up, 3-4lbs
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 cup cornflake crumbs
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Crush the corn flakes and pour into a shallow dish. Add the Panko and cornmeal and set aside.

  3. Combine the flour and seasonings in a bowl. Beat egg with milk in a separate bowl.

  4. Dip chicken in flour first and then egg and finally in the crumb mix pressing the crumbs to adhere.
  5. Place on a pan sprayed with cooking spray. Spray the top of the chicken with cooking spray (or dot the tops with butter).

  6. Bake 45-55  min or until juices run clear and chicken reaches 165°F.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information includes 2/3 of the crumb mixture (as you will likely have some leftover) and will vary based on white meat/dark meat.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 386, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 132mg, Sodium: 580mg, Potassium: 296mg, Carbohydrates: 33g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 23g, Vitamin A: 14%, Vitamin C: 6.8%, Calcium: 3.9%, Iron: 43.3%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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