Oven Fried Panko Crusted Chicken

Oven Fried Panko Crusted Chicken

I’m always thinking of ways to keep food delish and light, and this was my attempt at lightening up one of hubby’s favorite foods, fried chicken!  He’s a big fan of the Colonel, so I had to come up with a recipe that rivals the delicious crunch, juiciness and flavor of those fast food chicken places.  This crunchtastic oven fried panko crusted chicken definitely hits the spot, he even went back for seconds!  This recipe captures it all…crunchy, zesty “fried” chicken, without the grease and guilt!  Try this recipe next time you’re looking for a fried chicken fix without the grease stains on your jeans.

Ingredients

  • 8 skinless chicken legs or thighs
  • 1½ cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten with 1 tablespoon of water
  • ¾ cup flour, seasoned with a pinch of salt and pepper
  • olive oil mister or cooking spray
Read the whole recipe on Delish D'Lites