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Finger Licking Panko Crusted Oven Fried Chicken

December 22, 2013
6 Ratings
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hour
  • Serves six
Author Notes

This mouthwatering "Panko Crusted Oven Fried Chicken" is so good; it is actually better than the one you remember before giving up gluten/soy and dairy. As an extra bonus, since it is oven fried with the skin removed, it is so much healthier than most of the original versions. Totally guilt free, so indulge! —simply 123 allergy free

What You'll Need
  • 3 pounds bone in skinless chicken thighs and/or legs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon your favorite non dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups panko style gf bread crumbs
  • soy free olive oil cooking spray or olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Spray a large baking dish generously with the olive oil spray, or if using olive oil coat the bottom of the dish.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, garlic powder, dijon, red pepper flakes, non dairy milk, salt and pepper. Pour the panko crumbs into a second bowl.
  4. Dip each piece of chicken first in the egg mixture and then roll in the panko crumbs. Arrange in a single layer in the baking dish.
  5. Spray tops of the chicken with the cooking spray or drizzle with olive oil. Bake for approximately 1 hour. When the chicken is finished, the tops should be starting to turn golden brown.
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8 Reviews

Westcoasty October 3, 2015
I skip the non-dairy milk, since I never have any (or it's expired) and don't use the red pepper flakes. The only GF bread crumbs I can find aren't Panko style. This said, this is magnificently good fried chicken! My partner said it was the best fried chicken he'd ever had, and guests raved over it too. I would eat it more often if I could find the GF bread crumbs.
Martin R. March 31, 2015
Page came up under Passover options, Don't think Panko meets those requirements.
camocatz March 23, 2014
How much garlic powder? Its not on the ingredient list.
spechpath2 October 6, 2014
The recipe on the website,, lists 2 to 3 teaspoons garlic powder.
sevenfaces March 14, 2014
An easy tasty alternative to deep fried chicken. Scaled this right down to feed two people using both chicken and fish, so didn't use any milk. The chicken released a lot of juices as it was baking so I flipped them over onto dry areas on the baking sheet about halfway through (35 mins was sufficient for the chicken, just 15 for the fish - paler crumb but then the meat wasn't overcooked). Dijon added a great flavour, will remember that in the future!
SunBunny December 28, 2013
Panko's awesome. I did some fried tofu in it the other night. My veggie head loved it and posted it to twitter account.
leah M. December 24, 2013
when do i coat the chicken?
simply 1. December 24, 2013
So sorry I missed a step when typing in the recipe. Step 4 : Dip each piece of chicken first in the egg mixture and then roll in the panko crumbs. Arrange in a single layer in the baking dish. I will edit the recipe asap so it reads correctly. Thank you so much for catching my error. Best