Monday, December 7, 2009

Oven Fried Chicken - This is the Real Deal!

I have tried a couple of oven fried chicken recipes and they were not very good then I found this recipe from Down Home with the Neely's on the Food Network. This chicken turned out moist on the inside, perfectly cripsy on the outside and the flavor was incredible.  Another plus is you get the flavor of fried chicken sans the calories.  C'mon I'll show you!

You will need:

Nonstick cooking spray
2 large eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon hot sauce
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 (3-pound) chicken cut into 8 pieces, skin removed


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. If you have a wire rack, fit it inside of your backing sheet and spray with nonstick cooking spray, if not, line your baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.





In a pie plate or shallow bowl, whisk the eggs, mustard, honey, hot sauce, and salt and pepper, to taste, together until thoroughly combined.


Add the panko, salt and pepper, to taste, the paprika, cayenne, and garlic powder to another pie plate and whisk to combine.





Dredge the chicken through the wet mixture, then the dry mixture, patting the breading on so it adheres. Arrange on a wire rack or lined baking sheet.




Give the chicken a spritz of the olive cooking spray. This will help brown and crisp up the coating.






This is VERY important, place the baking sheet on the upper rack of the oven and bake until the chicken is golden and crisp, about 45 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter and serve.


Is that gorgeous or what?






43 comments:

Lisa said...

I love oven fried chicken. This looks great!

steph said...

Looks great! I'll have to try this - I hate to fry stuff - too messy and not good for you. Thanks!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks great.... Sounds like it is the 'real deal'... I'll try it, Katherine. Thanks.
Hugs,
Betsy

Gladys said...

This looks delish! I love panko.

Cathy said...

I've made this recipe before...definitely my fave oven baked recipe!

gigi said...

The Sweetheart just asked me the other day when I was ever going to make him some fried chicken. I don't do fried chicken. This recipe might come close :)

Calm In The Kitchen said...

I'm always on the lookout for great oven fried recipes. I hate the alternative!

Thanks!

Justin said...

the panko really does the trick, i bet

Julie said...

Sounds great, and a lot less messy than frying too. I always splatter grease everywhere!

Mary said...

Gotta love the panko! Home fried chicken can be quite a pain to do so I love the oven fried version too. This recipe looks wonderful and has a great blend of seasonings. Those Neely's get on my nerves sometimes (so sappy - get a room already LOL!) but ya gotta admit, they've got some good cookin'!!

Lynda said...

yum! I've used the Panko crumbs for chicken tenders and they were wonderful! It's nice to know Panko will work for bone in pieces as well.Thanks!

Fresh Local and Best said...

I like how crisp and golden your chicken turned out. It looks delicious!

jenjen said...

Yummy Katherine! I need to make some of that soon!

XOOX
Jen

Penny said...

This sounds wonderful. I love all of the flavor components. Will give it a try.

Joanne said...

Fried chicken without the calories?!?!? I am there. This looks super flavorful and delicious.

Ginger said...

Is that gorgeous or what? The answer to that question is that it is beyond gorgeous!! YUM!

A Year on the Grill said...

OK... And I have a package of boneless skinless breasts in the fridge waiting to slowly go bad if I don;t use them soon... Any reason i can;t use those... same cooking time???

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I have been craving fried chicken recently too. Looks great!

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highlandsranchfoodie said...

I have never tried oven fried chicken. This looks great. I'll save the recipe and give it a try. I think Panko is about the next best thing since sliced bread. Thanks for the ost Katherine.

Cheryl said...

I am so very glad you tried it and made sure it was good, that recipe is on my list for this weekend! Great job!

buffalodick said...

Looks really good, but I can't stand their show!

Marguerite said...

This chicken looks divine and I love the idea of oven-fried! Thanks for your nice comment on my current post, cher, but you forgot to pick up your award on my last post!

Marjie said...

It is gorgeous! Spray it with the oil, that's all it takes? Great!

Sara said...

Looks wonderful. I love the Neely's! I'll have to try this recipe out.

Pam said...

This chicken is indeed gorgeous! I love oven fried chicken.

Pam said...

I am always searching for that perfect oven fried chicken. I will definitely give this one a try!

teresa said...

oh that looks just delicious! i love a yummy chicken like this!

Mary said...

It really is gorgeous! I've always been so disappointed with oven-fried chicken that I gave up trying. You've made me curious enough to give this one a try.

Bridgett said...

Wow, I am definitely trying this recipe. Who can resist fried chicken? I usually don't have good luck with it so I will try this one.

Chef E said...

I make this with panko crumbs for a client of mine who cannot have all the oil, and it is good...yours looks delish!

Heidi said...

I've not tried this recipe, but I love the neely's! I get the biggest kick watching them. I have made their bbq spaghetti and it was really good.

Selba said...

I'm going to try this recipe! Sounds so delicious!

doggybloggy said...

shake and bake kicked up!

5 Star Foodie said...

Very nice! I love this healthier baked version, will definitely be trying!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

I've tried lots of oven fried chicken too. Never did find a 'keeper' recipe. This Looks positively delicious!

Melissa said...

I am definitely leery of oven fried chicken recipes, buuut I trust ya! I'll keep this one for my next attempt.

MaryBeth said...

I love to make oven fried chicken, it is so easy and turns out perfect every time.

Elra said...

My problem solved, love fried chicken, but can't eat it all the time. Great idea of baking it.

Katy ~ said...

Perfect! A terrific idea. I don't like all the oil used in frying but really like fried chicken so this is the cat's pajamas, as "they" say. Don't you just love panko crumbs; don't know how I ever lived without them.

Jeff said...

I will have to give this a shot because I have never been impressed with oven fried chicken. It also seems bland and mushy.

Nicely done!

pigpigscorner said...

I like how they are oven fried! Healthy and delicious.

Chris said...

Looks great. I love panko. So much so I think that when I pass, I'm going to ask to be double dipped and rolled in panko;)

Seriously, the chicken does look crispy for oven fried.

creationsbylanie said...

Yummy! Can't wait to try this. I linked to this recipe in my Friday Favorites. ~Lanie