Oven Fried Chicken

Total Time:
45 min
5 min
40 min

4 servings

  • Nonstick cooking spray, for spraying the rack and chicken
  • 2 1/4 cups broken bagel chips or Melba toast
  • 1 1/3 cups rice-corn crispy cereal, such as Crispix
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 bone-in, skinless chicken pieces, about 6 ounces each (see Cook's Note)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Set a rack on a foil-lined baking sheet. Spray the rack generously with cooking spray.

Finely grind the bagel chips and cereal together in a food processor. Transfer the crumbs to a gallon-size plastic bag. Add the oil, salt, cayenne, paprika and ground pepper and toss to mix thoroughly. Whisk the light mayonnaise and Dijon mustard together in a medium shallow bowl.

Add the chicken to the mayonnaise mixture and turn to coat all the pieces evenly. Drop the chicken into the plastic bag, seal and shake until each piece is evenly coated. Place the coated pieces on the prepared rack. Spray the chicken pieces evenly with cooking spray.

Bake until the coating crisps and browns and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the pieces registers 160 degrees F, 35 to 40 minutes.

Transfer to a platter and serve hot or at room temperature.

We like to cook the chicken on the bone for a real moist and juicy chicken experience. If you can't find bone-in skinless chicken, simply pull off the skin before coating. Chicken breast halves can be quite large. To get a healthy 6 ounce portion, cut the breast pieces crosswise with a heavy knife into pieces about the same size as a chicken thigh.

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My family loved this recipe. I added a teaspoon of Garlic Salt to the bread crumbs and a handful of Townhouse crackers. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is spectacular, save one thing -- the salt content. The recipe is apparently designed for the palettes of processed- and fast-food eaters; if you've weaned yourself off all that sodium, this makes your chicken a friggin' salt lick. Cut back on the salt by half, at least -- but otherwise, super-tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so good but needed a little perking up. Add more mustard to the marinade and some Cajun spice. I used whole wheat panko crumbs and spiced them as well. My husband thought it came ready made from the store! Skinless thighs on the bone were perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect recipe, my entire family ate it up. This is the first food that I have ever been able to get everyone to enjoy! I used boneless chicken breasts and cut them in half for perfect little portions, as suggested. It made 4 chicken breasts enough food for a family of 5 with leftovers. Love that! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best baked chicken recipe. I used the pick of the chicken and marinated in lite mayo & Dijon mustard several hours ahead. The chicken was very moist and tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUM. My whole family loved it even my non chicken eating nine year old son. My husband said it was the best "fried chicken" he'd ever eaten. I tweaked it a bit. I seasoned the meat with Good seasonings Salad Dressing mix as well as salt pepper and smoked paprika. I blended the remains of my bread crumbs, Italian Panko and a few saltines that I processed to crumbs. I had a lot of chicken so cooked half in cast iron half on a cookie sheet. I will make this one of the dishes in rotation. So good! Shared it Pinned it loved it item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! This was the first time I made oven fried chicken. I used thin sliced skinless boneless chicken breast and this came out nice and tender. I will definitely save this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this preparation of baked chicken breasts. As usual, did put my own spin on it. Used Crispix and roasted garlic flavored Melba toast rounds-processed spices with dry ingredients. . Used regular Hellmans and skipped mustard. Used boneless, skinless chicken breasts and cooked 35 minutes. Loved it! Served with squash, onion, tomato sautee . Will make again item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family thoroughly enjoyed chicken prepared this way. I was only able to find bagel chips with sea salt so I cut the amoint of kosher salt in half. That was just enough. For the rest of the seasonings, I followed the recipe although I was concerned that the cayenne and papriika might be too spicy for the kids. No complaints, only rave reviews! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was quick and easy and most importantly.....delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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