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
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Even though its really healthy, my family loved it . so over all we loved this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My daughter is a chicken nugget junkie, I made this last night and she did not even know the difference. Thanks Robin. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
alful tast ug,ug,need mor tast no flaver item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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? item not reviewed by moderator and published
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? item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
wasn't terrible.the oats just didnt go.spices were good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is super healthy if your on weight watchers 1 serving is only 4 points! PRetty great for dinner! Lovely flavor and simple! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This entire show was great for my family. We enjoyed every last morsel and the chicken was wonderful! I will be making this again! Thanks Robin. Sherri Lyon Aurora, Mo item not reviewed by moderator and published
It really was crispy! And the chicken was nice and moist....not dried out at all. Everyone in my house liked this recipe. I'll be making this again!I served this with the roasted corn & garlic couscous. item not reviewed by moderator and published
In one word, nasty. It was just awful, it tasted like soft oatmeal on chicken. One of the worst recipes I've tryed. I wasted 4 beautiful expensive chicken breast with this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
From reading other reviewers, I decided to add some things for more flavor. I added 1 teaspoon of seasoning salt, parsley for color and about 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne red pepper. The chicken was moist and had a good flavor. I liked the oats. The only thing missing, that would have made it a 5 star, was some sauce. Maybe a sauce with honey or even marmalade, not sure, but am certainly willing to try it again... with sauce. :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
theis was a simple way to change up chicken and give the old bird some great flavor!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was healthy, tasty and even easy! My family LOVED it! We really dislike mustard, but it gave it a tang and didn't taste of mustard. The spices really gave it flavor. I am not sure why the other reviewers found that it wasn't tasty ~ we thought it had alot of zing. Thank you to the reviewer who said that she keeps a container of the mixture. What a great idea! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was pretty good, I added some cayenne pepper to make it a little spicy. Doesn't take that long to cook so just keep checking, I ended up overcooking mine at 25 minutes which resulted in a little bit of dryness especially because of the oats. It was a good meal that was simple and got no complaints. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow, that was bad, sorry Robin! The oats didn't get crispy at all and it was just yukky. I follwed the recipe exactly--how did you folks make it work? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this dish was very good, but I had to cut down the spices a little so they weren't as overpowering. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really like a lot of Robin's recipes, however my husband and I thought this one had WAY TOO MUCH SEASONING. I probably won't bother making it again but if I did I would cut the oregano etc. in half. item not reviewed by moderator and published
While making this I had a hard time getting the oats to stick to the chicken so I had to brush on more mustard.There were not enough oats to cover all the chicken, so I added more oats. In the end, 3 kids and 2 adults all agreed it was good - but not at all like fried chicken. I will make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family ranging in ages 5-50 loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This chicken smelled so good while it was in the oven and tasted just as good as it smelled. No way was this bland or boring "chicken, again". The crust was crisp and the chicken was moist. This was a very comforting main dish that was healthy as the same time. That makes it a Supper Super Star at my house. Thanks, Robin. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Instead of using the oats, I just used Italian Bread crumbs and added the dried ingrediants to the crumb mixture. It was awsome!! My family loves it and I make it all the time now! I dont just "brush" the chicken with the mustard, I load on a much as I can and it has great flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
we love this recipe. make it all the time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have to say it was good but 1/2 the family weren't to thrilled with the oatmeal but loved the seasoning. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not a big hit with my family. It was so easy to make but the flavor was not there. Bummer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was easy to prepare. It tasted excellent and I love the idea of working (pre-paring) just one day and cruising through the rest of the week. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been an unhealthy eater all my life, and fried chicken was a common food for me in past days! Whenever I feel the craving or urge to eat that way again, I make this chicken and it ALWAYS hits the spot every time! Great flavor, mix of spices and absolutely wonderful overall! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was going to make this today and opted not to given that I have no idea what to do with the frozen peas and wonder what they are on the ingredient list for? item not reviewed by moderator and published
The chicken was great. It does need some sort of sauce or condiment to go along with it though... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make oven-fried chicken atleast once every two weeks. I buy cornflake crumbs and use seasoned salt and cayenne pepper. It makes the most delicious crispy chicken. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think that the concept is good, but that there needs to be a little more flavor. Probably adding more spices would make this meal really great. I served it with sauteed spinach with a lot of minced garlic, a little olive oil and some red pepper flakes, and i think that more garlic and maybe some of the red pepper flakes would have made the chicken outstanding. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not exactly sure that it tastes just like fried, but it sure is delicious and easy! I've even started keeping a small plastic container of all the dry ingredients mixed together in my pantry for a dish that comes together in about three minutes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I could never make fried chicken in 26 years good enough for my family....now it's "you finally learned to fry chicken!". This baked version is great and no one here the wiser! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Chicken wasn't bad. I think I would not put in the spices but use lemon pepper instead. I thought it was good and easy enough. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a noble attempt but the flavor is to paprikish without the crisp of a breading. The oats take a little getting used to. Certainly wouldn't feed to my southern grandpa. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We didn't have any instant oats so I ground up old fashioned rolled oats in the blender, mixed in one beaten egg with the mustard and gave each piece of chicken a quick squirt with a canola oil cooking spray. The coating had a nice texture and didn't taste "oatey" at all, and because I cut the mustard with an egg, it wasn't overpowering. The canola oil helped the chicken brown slightly and while it wouldn't fool anyone into thinking it was fried, it was a delicious and healthy alternative to Shake n' Bake. Going to make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The mustard taste seemed to overpower the chicken. I didn't really like the texture of the oatmeal for the batter either. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is delicious and really easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great, easy and healthy!!!! It will be a basic for our family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I know that using chicken thighs decreases the "healthy" aspect of this dish, but i think it made it so much better because it wasn't dry, and was able to tell when the chicken was browned. I also added 1 tsp cayenne pepper and served this with Paula Deen's Cheesy Broccoli Bake. My husband loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
When I was making this..I thought that I had made an mistake by the way it looked but when we (me, my husband, and 2 kids) sat down to eat we were so surprised of how great it really did taste...This was a great meal and it taste very good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family, including my 3 and 2 year old boys, really enjoyed this chicken. The oatmeal did not taste like oatmeal and it extremely easy. I will make it again. I added some red pepper flakes in seasoning to kick it up a bit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so bad my husband and I didn't even finish---and we're not picky eaters! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i tried this recipe and thought it really good and easy item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make. Great taste, the mustard gave it a nice kick. item not reviewed by moderator and published
When I saw Robin make it on TV it looked decent, but after making it, I was saddly disappointed. Too many spices, and whoever thought of putting oatmeal on chicken was definatelly on something. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i thought this chicken was great!! as someone that seems to set off the fire alarm quite often (due to poor ventilation, of course), this recipe turned out extremely tasty, and was super easy to make! for the first time ever i actually enjoyed cooking! i also added some chilli powder to the seasonings to give it a bit more of a zing, and it was delicious! the best part was the chicken was not dried out- i was extremely pleased with the turn out! thanks!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
easy & delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best oven baked "fried" chicken recipe I have ever come across. I recommand this recipe to anyone. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really liked this! I added cayenne pepper for a little kick and it came out great! Lots of flavor and healthy! I like that! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OK, here is the deal. My wife has a degree from LSU in Home Economics. No doubt that discipline has some new fangled politically correct Y2K name. Anyway, despite her degree in domestic husbandry, I do all the cooking, because I like it and she has moved on to gardening. She raved over this recipe. Forget about all the over-spiced comments. We are talking baked chicken for Christ's sake. God created chicken so McCormick could make a fortune. You want Chicken Tenders, go to McDonalds. This recipe is for those with party animal taste buds! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the reciped exactly. Chicken came out dry and chewy. Flavors not particularly good. I had doubled the recipe but decided I didn't want to see it again, so discarded most of the batch that I cooked. Oh well; the potatoes were ok. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Coating didn't cover very well and the spices were a bit over-powering. I should have read the reviews before I spent all that time. Saw the show last week-end and thought I would cook from scratch for the first time in a long time, and it was a looser! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This chicken was delicious! I toasted the oatmeal in a nonstick skillet until it was light brown to give the chicken some color. I'll definitely be making this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a terrific option for anyone who can not or should not have fried foods. It is not to be confused with a fried food, but for anyone watching calories/cholesterol/fat content and is also banned from white flour, this is a dream come true! Okay, I tweaked it a little for my family. I added a 1/2 t of crushed red peppers and 1t of garlic pepper. I also rolled the oat mixture until it was a bit more pulverized to coat the chicken. I also sprayed Pam generously over the top to ensure it would crisp up as much a possible. Cooked it exactly the time Robin suggested and it came out tender, juicy and something my husband said he only wished he could purchase in a restaurant! Brava, Robin!! Send us more healthy recipes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My picky eaters liked it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried making this without the oat crust next and just with mustard like another reviewer said. It is definitely much much better with the seasoned oatmeal crust. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not only was this recipe easy,but the taste was out of this world!The Dijon mustard added a kick that both my husband and I enjoyed.Thanks,Robin! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have to say, well, yuuuckkkk. At first, I was a little leary of using the oatmeal, but I thought what the heck. I should've listened to myself. For low fat chicken just simply spread dijon mustard over chicken and bake, It's delicious. You don't need to use breading. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The chicken was just "ok", the oatmeal tasted just like oatmeal it really had no taste of fried chicken and all, just baked. Also didn't brown that well. I probably would not make it again. I think it needed a crunchy coating. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Like others said before me, the chicken didn't really brown so it was accidentally overcooked and dry. The uncooked/browned oatmeal didn't seem to fit the chicken, but I believe the taste would have been better if it had been juicier. Unfortunately for me, I didn't read the other reviews until now or I most likely would not have made it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
easy, delicious, could not stop eating!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I thought this recipe was very bland. It just tasted like chicken with oats on it - the two just don't go together. I would not make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
For such a simple recipe, the taste was pretty good. I wish that the chicken had some sort of crunch to it. I'll probably make this again sometime. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think the paprika amount could be cut in half, and that you should mix your spices well before adding them to the bag of oatmeal. Otherwise, I thought it was tasty, simple, and nice way to make chicken more exciting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! I have tried so many low fat baked chicken recipes I can't tell you. This one my whole family loved! The taste was wonderful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this because of the totally healthy approach to cooking the chicken. Doesn't taste like "fried chicken", but it was very tasty. Will definitely make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I, too, found this dish overspiced. It's like, because it's not fried the conventional way, you have to make up for the loss of flavor. The texture, however, was right on. I did not mind the oatmeal. The cooking time of 30 min in a 400 degree oven was perfect. It is actually the first time I have perfectly cooked chicken breasts. I tend to overcook them. I served mine with oven baked sweet potato fries, and the sweetness of the potatos complemented the chicken well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Family gave it a thumbs down. Definitely won't make the regular rotation. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Being a college student, I didn't have all the powders, but I did the best I could and it was quite delicious! Served mine with a tomato and onion salad with cucumbers and basil..great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I prepared the coating according to Robin's instructions. However, after coating the first two, I realized I would not have enough coating so I prepped a second coating batch. While I had only four breasts, a single recipe will not coat large skinless, boneless brests adequately. I suggest doubling the Dijon Mustard as well. After reading reviews and the dryness issue in some, I generously coated the pan as well as the breasts with cooking spray after coating was applied. The 400 degrees for 30 minutes worked very well and did not dry out the chicken. I checked at 25 minutes to make sure the thickest breast was done, which it was. An excellent, tasty and healthy way to serve chicken and a great alternative for chicken breasts! It was so tender, we could cut it with a fork. The next taste testers will be the grandchildren and prepared as chicken strips as Robin mentioned. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and easy, quite tasty, though just the littlest bit dry. Still, very tasty and healthy. I also made a variation on this recipe substituting Quorn cutlets (a vegetarian meat substitute) with good results, besides the dryness. Will definately make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very easy to fix and my husband went back for seconds. This means a lot item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tried out for my husband that is a southern boy. He loved it! He wanted it the next day for lunch too! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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