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Oven Baked Fried Chicken

Easy Oven Baked Chicken recipe with a perfectly crispy, crunchy coating. Juicy, flavorful & delicious! Plus air fryer instructions.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer chicken recipes, easy chicken recipes, healthier dinner ideas, oven baked fried chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 chicken tenders
Calories 155 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 12 boneless skinless chicken tenders or 4 chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup finely crushed Corn Flakes cereal can also use sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

Instructions

  1. In a large zip-top freezer bag, combine the flour, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and black pepper. Add the chicken and shake well to coat, pressing through the bag. Set aside.
  2. In a shallow bowl, add the eggs and beat lightly with the milk; set aside. In another shallow bowl, combine the Corn Flakes, Panko crumbs, dried basil, and parsley.

  3. Dip each chicken piece in the egg mixture then coat well into the panko mixture, pressing down to make sure the coating sticks.

For Oven Baked Version:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Place butter on a large rimmed baking tray and melt in the oven for a few minutes. Remove baking tray once butter is melted.
  2. Place the chicken on to the baking tray. Bake for 12 minutes, using tongs to carefully flip chicken. Bake for another 6-8 minutes (depending on how thick your chicken pieces are). Finish by broiling for 1-2 minutes, or until chicken turns golden and crispy.

  3. Remove chicken and pat with paper towels. Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.

For the Air Fryer Version:

  1. Heat air fryer to 400 F.

  2. Shake off excess breading and place about 3-4 chicken tenders in a single layer in the air fryer tray making sure the pieces do not touch.

    You will have to cook in batches. Cook for 3 minutes then carefully flip. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.

  3. Remove chicken. Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.

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Nutrition Facts
Oven Baked Fried Chicken
Amount Per Serving (2 tenders)
Calories 155 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 502mg21%
Potassium 226mg6%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.