Oven-Baked "Fried" Chicken

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions

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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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