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Crunchified, healthy Oven Fried Chicken is the utmost divine dinner, especially when paired with my Coleslaw Recipe!

Oven Fried Chicken

Today I have for you all Oven Fried Chicken that is basically flavor central and cool coleslaw that is sweet, oniony and totally fressshhhh. So good you’ll seriously consider selling your soul to the devil himself for another plate of this food…

Which reminds me: last November I realized my husband is a coleslaw FREAK. He loves it. My father-in-law is also a coleslaw FREAK. It was 4 months ago that I made these life changing tacos for dinner but instead of the sesame slaw, I used this coleslaw recipe. Little did I know, I had made the holy grail of all slaws and it was deemed the best coleslaw. Ever. Ever ever ever. So I made it again and had the same results two weeks later.


Then last night as I was making this coleslaw to go along with this gorgeous chicken, my husband had the audacity to ask “is that the good coleslaw?” Ummmm…..HELLO? Do I make a bad kind of coleslaw? ย I don’t think so…

So, we enjoyed this easy and hassle-free dinner and totally cleared our plates. Twice.

I am not ashamed.

Here’s how I made it: {PS- I know I talked all about the coleslaw, but the chicken is really good too! Promise!}

Raw chicken on a plate

Let’s start out with some chicken thighs. At the store, you can buy these babies pretty cheap because they have a bone in the middle of them with their skin still on. {I think I paid $2.36 for all 4!} Once I’m ready to roll with this chicken, I pull the skin off {it comes off pretty easily} and cut off any extra fat. It takes some time, but worth it! Also, be sure to rinse your chicken!!

flour salt and pepper in a bowl

Now comes the fun part. We’re going coat our chicken to build up a yummy crust. Crust=awesome. Layer one is just flour, salt, and pepper.

Salt, pepper, egg and milk in a bowl

Layer two is an egg, milk, salt, pepper and…

Franks Red Hot Original Bottle

hot sauce! Because I like to live dangerously….and me and Frank go waaaaay back.

Salt, pepper, paprika, cajun seasoning and panko in a bowl

Layer 3 is panko, salt, pepper, cajun seasoning, paprika and…

Planteres Peanut Oil

peanut oil. Peanut oil? Yes! Since we are oven ‘frying’ these, we need some sort of grease. Feel free to use any oil you have or even melted butter would work nicely.

Breading Chicken

So, to make this chicken, take one of those purdy lookin’ thighs and dip it in the flour, then egg and then panko. Set it on a baking tray, and repeat. Stick these guys into a 375-degree oven and get workin’ on that coleslaw. Recipe found here!

Oven Fried Chicken

And through the magic of blogging…..VOILA! Golden, crunchy, flavorful chicken is served!

Oven Fried Chicken

Juicy & spicy little guy!! Yum yum!

Hope you guys get to try these recipes out this week! ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s the printable version of the Oven Fried Chicken Recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Monday!

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5 from 9 votes

Oven Fried Chicken

Crunchified, healthy Oven Fried Chicken is the utmost divine dinner, especially when paired with my Coleslaw Recipe!
servings 4
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins


  • 4 chicken thighs skin and extra fat removed & rinsed
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour + salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 dashes hot sauce + salt & pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with foil, non stick cooking spray or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  • In a shallow bowl, stir together flour, salt, and pepper. In another shallow bowl, stir whisk together egg, milk, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. In a third shallow bowl, stir together panko, cajun seasoning, paprika, salt, pepper, and oil until evenly mixed. Dredge prepared chicken in flour. Dip into egg mixture. Press into panko breading and place on prepared baking sheet. 
  • Bake 40-50 minutes or until crust is golden and chicken is completely cooked thoroughly. Serve chicken hot.


Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 312mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2.4mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: oven fried chicken

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  1. Denise

    5 stars
    This makes the best chicken I have ever tasted. Hands down better than KFC! Wow! I did have to substitute sesame oil for the peanut oil, but I think the sesame flavor added even more flavor. It was wonderful, Thank-you!

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  3. Yana-Marisa Edwards

    5 stars
    This recipe was my first introduction to your amazing repertoire! It’s simple and fail proof! I don’t fry chicken anymore because of this!! Clearly I’m in love ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. Bonnie O

    5 stars
    I have prepared both recipes numerous times. My husband loves the tang in the slaw, the crispy exterior and the juicy interior of the oven fried chicken. Two winners. Thanx so much for sharing these recipes.