Oven-Baked "Fried" Chicken

Total Time:
40 min
10 min
30 min

4 servings

  • Cooking spray
  • 2/3 cup instant oats
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 (4-ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 cups frozen green peas, steamed or microwaved until hot

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

In a resealable plastic bag or shallow dish, combine oats, garlic powder, onion powder, mustard powder, paprika, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper. Mix well and set aside.

Brush each chicken breast with Dijon mustard. Add chicken to oat mixture with tongs and turn to coat both sides. Transfer chicken to prepared baking sheet and spray with cooking spray.

Bake 30 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through. Serve with peas.

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    For best results of this meal, I think it's important to spray the chicken with the cooking spray while your rotating the chicken a few times in the oven. It was very moist and mine didn't taste like oatmeal at all. The Dijon Mustard is a must have in this dish... It's the glue for the oatmeal and spice crusting and the cooking spray helped it to brown. When I do this recipe again, I'll use a pan of water underneath :D This was Delicious!
    This was easy to make and so moist. I had 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts so doubled everything that went in the bag. I was out of oregano so substituted Tarragon and Italian Seasoning. This recipe with the dill mashed potatoes and salad I served (no peas was a 5! Delicious!
    made it last night without oats but instead used corn flakes crumbled in the food processor. Much crunchier and more like fried chicken. Also I salted and added all the spices to a little flour and after brushing with honey mustard I dredged in the flour then the corn flakes. Its not fried chicken but close to it in flavor.
    DELICIOUS! I used a few fresh ingredients and blended with the oats, preseason chicken with the spices and sugar, my kids loved it, no leftovers.
    YUMMY!!!!! I have had this once as written and last night using bone-in thighs. Both ways are amazingly flavorful, and crunchy :D. I have only made it with the oats and found it delicious AND crispy. I'm not sure how others are preparing it or if maybe they're using oatmeal instead of just oats (?). I actually used my toaster oven when I made these last night for just myself and the DH. Can't recommend it enough
    This was so good! However, I did not use oats based on other reviews. I used Italian breadcrumbs. I also soaked chicken tenders in buttermilk for 15 min before slopping on the dijon mustard. I did not use thyme (personal preference) and instead used a bit of poultry seasoning. I also put chicken under the broiler for a few min to crisp up the coating. Husband LOVES this recipe!
    I love Robin's show and I was really excited to try this with my 7 year old triplets. Its hard to find semi healthy things for dinner that everyone gets excited about. We made these into chicken fingers and my kids were so disappointed! Please don't try it with oats. They did not crisp up as promised on the show and the mustard was a bit tart even for my kids who eat almost anything. The idea of using mustard is awesome. It is so much faster than flour, eggs and then breadcrumbs. I think we will try honey mustard and panko breadcrumbs next time.
    this recipe is really good...without the oats. It was a wierd flavor that we felt, did'nt compliment the chicken...we use bread crumbs instead now. Overall a good dish, with some additions
    I made it & loved it so I made it again the next week. I thought the oats were a nice touch & the flavor was great. I will make this again & again.
    I made the recipe as per instructions. The mustard and spices were all great- I think I'll use mustard in future chicken recipes... but the oatmeal is GROSS. It just tastes like toasted oatmeal on your chicken. Will not be using it again. I think if I make this again, I will just go straight for bread crumbs.
    Well, I will admit that I used bread crumbs as I was actually out of oatmeal, but it still turned out very good. My little critics (5 kids) all loved the chicken and then add corn on the cob and you have a country meal.
    Do yourself a favor and dont ruin your chicken with oats. They completely took over the flavor and ruined the chicken for us..Stick to Panko and then the recipe will be edible.
    I used Panko crumbs instead of the oats. That is the only change. My hubby loved it. We are not exactly the cooked peas type so I made a wonderful salad with roasted raw peanuts, pear, romaine lettus, roma tomatoe, cucumber, red onion and avacado. I made a light dressing with balsamic vinegar and a wonderful olive oil. Tossed and sprinkled with a bit of parmesian. Yum yum dinner.
    Too spicy or bland? Obviously, everyone has different tastes. :)
     I have tried several oven-fried chicken recipes over the past several years and keep coming back to this one. My Gram made the best fried chicken ever, but I've been searching for a healthier alternative. Although not a huge fan of Dijon mustard, it really adds a nice taste to this recipe (brushing the chicken with the mustard helps the crumb coating to adhere a lot better than using just plain milk or oil).
     I have discovered a few things that took this recipe from "good" to "best" (for us). First, the oats were replaced by panko crumbs. This made for an infinitely crispier coating. I didn't use the dry mustard in the coating, but did add a dash of ground chipotle pepper for a little heat and smoky flavor. For the smoke with no heat, used smoked paprika for half of the amount of regular paprika.
     And, after the chicken is finished in the oven, I place it under the broiler for a very short time in order to make the coating even crispier. But watch it carefully so it doesn't burn!
     I think that this may be the winner in my quest for a great oven-fried chicken recipe. Give it a try.
    Loved this recipe. Yes, it was spicy, but spices can be toned down if you like. We only buy whole oats so I ground them in the VitaMix first. The coating was perfect and because my pieces were somewhat small I only had to cook it 25 minutes. The mango salad balanced out the spicy chicken.
    Was not very impressed it was very bland and nothing was special about it. It was not "crispy" ir just tasted like instant oats on chicken. Not a suggested item
    I think this recipe just has too many spices-often, simpler is better.All the different spices just drag it in different directions, without a clear concept of where it's going. I suppose that if you're used to "safe" "bland" "family chicken", this would be a nice change of pace. It's just not very subtly seasoned-the seasonings are like a jackhammer hitting you over the head.
     I used an oven thermometer to make sure I was baking at 400 F, and I cooked it 15 minutes longer since I had rather thick breasts. The chicken and crust themselves were just fine. The cooking time will obviously depend on your oven and size of breasts. But the seasonings were just too much.
    Even though its really healthy, my family loved it . so over all we loved this recipe.
    My husband and I love this recipe. Instead of using oats, I crush up some garlic and cheese croutons and then add the spices to the croutons I use the spices just like the recipe says. I salt and pepper the chicken first instead of putting it in with the spice mixture. I also drizzle a little bit of olive oil on the chicken before adding the mustard. I spread mustard on both sides and coat the chicken in the crouton and spice mix and bake. I like to bake the chicken at 275 degrees for an hour. I made it like this for some friends and they loved it. It goes great with baked sweet potatoes and salad.
    My daughter is a chicken nugget junkie, I made this last night and she did not even know the difference. Thanks Robin.
    i'm not easily impressed but this recipe was very delicious and exceed expectations considering the complaints below. i followed the recipes pretty much verbatim with the exception of using 2 cups corn flakes (put them in a gallon sized zip lock and crush, add spices and use to the big to shake your bird) rather than oats - not a big fan of oats. i think the trick to making this crispy is to use a good amount of dijon making sure you can get enough flakes/ spice mixture on the chicken, then once prepped being sure to spray the prepped chicken liberally with vegtable spray (Pam or store brand). i'm a HUGE fan of fried chicken but trying to eat healthy this recipe will be an excellent substitute. of note, i bought a small box of flakes thinking in case i didn't like the recipe i wouldn't have as many flakes to discard - i wish i had bought the big box instead because i will make again and again.
    alful tast ug,ug,need mor tast no flaver
    I loved this recipe. Perhaps it made a difference that I used old-fashioned oats (what I believe I saw her use), and I went heavier on them than the recipe. I also went heavier on the dijon...again, I followed what I saw her do on the show. I highly recommend this dish!! I served it with peas and mashed sweet potatoes (a la Rachael Ray with buttermilk)----ALL EXCELLENT!
    As long as you have a deep spice rack with all the ingredients, it makes a delicious baked chicken breast. A great change from just a marinade.
    I just watched the show and Robin used Quick Oats. The recipe calls for Instant Oats. There's a difference -- which is the right oat?
    I followed the recipe, but my chicken was still raw after 30 minutes. I baked it an additional 15 minutes, and it was still a little under cooked, and quite tasteless. I am dumping this recipe. What is the use of reducing calories, if the food is so bland that you can't eat it?
    Delicious flavors, very little cleanup, and VERY healthy! I love the idea of using mustard to bind the breading. It worked well while giving it an extra kick. Awesome!
    wasn't terrible.the oats just didnt go.spices were good!
    This chicken was fast, easy and delicious. To keep them from comming out soggy, make sure to spray the prepared chicken breast with plenty of cooking spray right before putting them in the oven. That'll keep them nice and crispy. Yummy!
    This is super healthy if your on weight watchers 1 serving is only 4 points! PRetty great for dinner! Lovely flavor and simple!
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