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Panko-Parmesan Crusted Oven Fried Chicken Recipe


I love this Panko-Parmesan Crusted Oven Fried Chicken Recipe. As a southern, I was practically bottle-fed traditional deep fried chicken. These days I try to limit my intake of deep fried foods so I created a tasty healthier version with this oven fried chicken recipe.

Panko is the Japanese word for bread crumbs. I find them to be light and crispy and an excellent breading for an oven fried chicken recipe. Additionally, they can be used as a filler for crab cakes or as a crunchy topping for casseroles. Panko is more delicate and absorbs less oil than Western bread crumbs. They can be found in larger mega-marts or on the internet.

The parmesan cheese adds a level of flavor not attainable with traditional fried chicken. So try this healthier version of fried chicken. I don't believe you will be disappointed with this oven fried chicken recipe.


1 cup Panko or traditional bread crumbs
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
Cooking oil spray


Pre-heat oven to 375 degree. Lightly coat a baking dish or sheet with cooking spray. Combine first 5 ingredients in a shallow bowl. Dip each chicken breast in the beaten eggs and then coat both sides with the bread crumb mixture. Arrange the chicken breasts on a baking sheet.

Bake for 35-40 minutes.


Chelsey Cazzell on March 26, 2016:

I'm going to try this for dinner tomorrow, what a great idea!

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on January 16, 2016:

Great recipe. I would have to give this a go real soon this month.

Cici on January 21, 2014:

Just made it and it was really good I seasoned the chicken and the bread crumbs with the ingredients and added oregano and black pepper instead of cayenne pepper because I ran out. Also half of a lemon on the meat after i seasoned it made the chicken even better! I cubbed the chicken so it was ready in half the time. The Parm cheese in the panko is what gives it a really makes this dish.

TDM10 on December 17, 2013:

I just made this and it had the right amount of seasonings!!! It was moist and surprisingly wasn't dry! I know my husband will love it! Oh, and I used flour before I breaded it. The panko breadcrumbs stayed on the chicken. The only problem I had was the bottom not being crispy, what did I do wrong?

RF on December 07, 2013:

it was delicious . . .

Jen on November 23, 2013:

Too dry

Steph on November 18, 2013:

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This sounds amazing so I had to try. The taste was delicious and just the right amount of spicy but I had an issue with the Panko staying on the chicken as well. Next time I'll try the flour idea. Any other suggestions are welcome. Maybe I could try mixing a hint of almond milk in with the eggs or something, has anyone tried that?

ShelbyOrangeGuy on February 27, 2013:

Excellent Recipe! I used cornstarch rather than flour, but will try flour next time. Thanks for the recipe!

madelyn on October 11, 2012:

this is one of the best chicken ever

Arlene on October 01, 2012:

Anyway to find the nutrition info. On this?

Dave H on August 22, 2012:

I substituted Hungarian sweet paprika for cayenne, cut the chicken into strips, and tossed them in flour before the egg. Cut the cooking time about 10 minutes because of the smaller pieces. Turned out fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

Dee-Ann on July 31, 2012:

I used chicken tenders and had dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. My whole family loved it.

Kortney on July 30, 2012:

Tried this last week and tonight I'm making it again via my boyfriend's request. This is a delicious recipe!

Amber G on June 11, 2012:

I'm going to try it tonight. Although ,for my toddler, I am going to substitute Tony's Creole Seasoning for the cayenne.

Regina on May 27, 2012:

Im going to try it with the panko and flour.

j on May 11, 2012:

this was very good, but 1 tsp. of cayenne might be too spicy for some kids.

Amanda on April 10, 2012:

This was super easy to make and delish! Will be making again!!

JB on April 07, 2012:

Made this chicken last night. I did not think it was very good. Will not make it again.

Temple on March 08, 2012:

Ahhmazing!!! We loved it. My husband has already requested it again for next week. Thank you

Sally on February 16, 2012:

I loved this!! I am always looking for new chicken recipes and this one is going in my arsenal for sure! It was sooo crispy! I can't wait to play with it using different seasonings, sauces, etc. Amazing recipe, thank you! :)

CW on February 12, 2012:

I made this for dinner tonight, followed your recipe- PERFECTION!!! Thank you for sharing!

Kristal on January 26, 2012:

I used the flour and my bread crumbs stuck perfectly! My house smells amazing! Thanks!

Barb M on December 02, 2011:

I have tried similar recipes however the panko didn't stick to the chicken very well. Will try the flour idea. Thanks, Can't wait to try this recipe tonight.

Audrey on November 21, 2011:

Have made this many many this..not just breast..whole chicken, tenders..nuggets..all likes main dish or snacking..what ever you want make them be..

ToniMCole on May 09, 2011:

Great recipe! I was worried it would be too dry and it wasn't despite the uneven thickness of the breast.

tbase on December 30, 2010:

Thanks for sharing, it was yummy and easy! I wasn't paying attention when I bought the Panko and ended up with seasoned Panko, and I did 1.5x everything for 6 breasts. It was awesome!

joanny on August 08, 2010:

this is a great recipe! it was crispy and delish!! will make it again for sure!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 14, 2010:

Like your fried green tomato recipe, this sounds like a winner also. Thanks!

D Wilson on July 06, 2010:

For Patty...

From my experience you need to dust them in flour first, then dip in egg and roll into the crumbs. This seems to work best for me. Good luck!

Patty Amato on June 01, 2010:

The crumbs don't stick too well. what am I doing wrong ?

Yoda on May 16, 2010:

This dish tastes wonderful. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Ash on May 07, 2010:

Going to the store to grab some ingredients! Looks delicious! Thanks!

Raven on February 12, 2010:

This sounds great, less fat and grease also a plus! Looks Amazing, will give this a try tonight, Thanks A lot!

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