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The 9 Best Oven-Fried Chicken Recipes

Published On 11/12/2015 Published On 11/12/2015

Remember that time when you were all like, "I'd really love some homemade fried chicken right now" but then you realized you don't have a deep fryer and you're also on diet? Remember?? Well, with these nine oven-fried chicken recipes, you'll never fall into that trap again. Oven-"frying" chicken still gets the skin mad crisp, but with half the calories that come with the fat bath. Try 'em all below!

Courtesy of Damn Delicious

Honey mustard-glazed chicken

The secret to faking fried chicken is a thick coating of panko bread crumbs. The sweet-and-tangy sauce is just icing on the cake. Find the recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Chicken thighs
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Flour
  • Honey
  • Mustard

 

Sesame chicken

More KFC than Chinese takeout, this recipe lightens up fried chicken and boosts flavor with a ton of seasonings and sesame seeds. Recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Chicken legs
  • Flour
  • Sesame seeds
  • Buttermilk
  • Garlic
Courtesy of Everyday Dishes

Quinoa-crusted chicken

Double up on protein and use quinoa as the crust. Get the recipe here!

Key ingredients:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Quinoa
  • Flour
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Egg

 

Foolproof oven-fried chicken

This lighter fried chicken is coated with seasoned flour and baked to a crisp with the help of a little butter. The simple recipe lies here.

Key ingredients:

  • Chicken
  • Flour
  • Paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • Butter
Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest

Oven-fried chicken with bourbon honey

The South is as famous for its bourbon as its fried chicken, so why not combine the two? Recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Boneless, skinless chicken
  • Corn flakes
  • Bourbon
  • Honey

 

Oven-fried chicken fingers

A mix of spices, buttermilk, and bread crumbs makes these chicken fingers taste just like the Colonel’s fried chicken. Recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Chicken tenders
  • Buttermilk
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Cornmeal
Courtesy of Dessert for Two

Sweet tea oven-fried chicken

For a Southern touch, this recipe adds sweet tea to a buttermilk brine for a perfectly crisp crust and moist meat that oozes sweet juice with every bite. Recipe this way.

Key ingredients:

  • Chicken breast and drumsticks
  • Buttermilk
  • Sweet tea concentrate

 

Skinless oven-fried chicken

Skinless fried chicken is possible, just use corn flakes for crunch. The low-fat recipe is here.

Key ingredients:

  • Chicken legs
  • Buttermilk
  • Corn flakes
Courtesy of I Am A Food Blog

Spicy Thai chicken wings

Get spicy, crispy wings like you’d find on the streets of Bangkok, but from your oven. Recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Chicken wings
  • Fish sauce
  • Limes
  • Garlic
  • Thai chile peppers


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Perry Santanachote is Thrillist's recipes editor and her life goal is to try fried chicken from every region of the world. Follow her at @perrysant.

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