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Easy Oven Fried Chicken Recipe (Crispy & Crunchy!)

If you are looking for a healthier alternative to regular fried chicken, try this yummy oven fried chicken recipe. Crispy, crunchy, delicious!

If you are looking for a healthier alternative to regular fried chicken, try this yummy oven fried chicken recipe. Crispy, crunchy, delicious!

Hands down, one of my favorite comfort foods is fried chicken. I can eat that all day, every day.

Even though eating fatty foods is good for my metabolism (which I know not a lot of people can say), it’s not so good for the rest of my family.

Whenever I can, instead of frying something, I like to toss it into the oven. That’s the inspiration for this oven fried chicken recipe!

Here’s how you can make herb infused crispy chicken with stuff you have on hand and in a healthier way than the frying pan.

(you’ll also love this crunchy & crispy chicken sandwich recipe!)

Oven Baked Fried Chicken

Ingredients

  • Package of chicken drumsticks (this one had six)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of Chex cereal
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1-1 1/2 tsp Adobo seasoning
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Chex Mix cereal broken up in a glass bowl

In a small bowl, break up the Chex cereal with your hands into small pieces. Add in the parmesan, oregano, Adobo, salt & pepper. Mix it well.

Raw chicken thigh sitting in Chex mix crumbs in a glass bowl

In a separate small bowl, pour in the milk. Wash the chicken and dry them on a paper towel. Dip the drumsticks into the milk then into the Chex herb mixture.

Make sure to sprinkle the mixture all over the drumstick, pressing firmly with your fingertips.

If you are looking for a healthier alternative to regular fried chicken, try this yummy oven fried chicken recipe. Crispy, crunchy, delicious!

Lay foil out on a 9 x 13 baking sheet, sprinkle with cooking spray and arrange the drumsticks on the sheet. You can either wrap them for the next day, freeze them in a baggie or cook right then.

If you are looking for a healthier alternative to regular fried chicken, try this yummy oven fried chicken recipe. Crispy, crunchy, delicious!

I do a salad or if I’m feeling fancy I whip up some buttery mashed potatoes and cheesy zucchini.

Bake at 425 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown. Then serve the oven fried chicken with your favorite sides and enjoy!

The butter and cheese might not make the dish as healthy as it could be but hey, we are talking comfort foods after all!

Yield: 4 servings

Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

If you are looking for a healthier alternative to regular fried chicken, try this yummy oven fried chicken recipe. Crispy, crunchy, delicious!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lb chicken drumsticks
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup Chex cereal
  • 1 T parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 1/4 tsp Adobo seasoning
  • 1 pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. In a small bowl, break up the Chex cereal with your hands into small pieces. Add in the Parmesan, oregano, Adobo, salt & pepper. Mix it well.
  3. In a separate small bowl, pour in the milk. Wash the chicken and dry them on a paper towel. Dip the drumsticks into the milk then into the Chex herb mixture.
  4. Make sure to sprinkle the mixture all over the drumstick, pressing firmly with your fingertips.
  5. Lay foil out on a 9×13 baking sheet, sprinkle with cooking spray and arrange the drumsticks on the sheet. You can either wrap them for the next day, freeze them in a baggie or cook right then.
  6. Bake at for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Then serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

2 drumsticks

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 146mgSodium: 302mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 30g

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What do you think of this oven fried chicken recipe? I’d love to know if you try it in the comments!

If you like this recipe, I’d love for you to check out these other chicken recipes:

Photography by Patty from The PKP Way

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Carla Poupart

Monday 28th of January 2019

Do I have to use whole milk? Can I use almond milk or soy milk?

Amy

Monday 28th of January 2019

I've actually used fat free milk for this which is a lot thinner - so I would say absolutely :D