Taking a classic and making it oven-ready is what you’ll love about this oven-fried chicken thighs recipe. Made with simple everyday ingredients and a crunchy seasoned panko blend, it’s less messy and plenty flavorful. The perfect go-to meal! —Kizmet Byrd, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour.


6 servings


2 tablespoons butter1 tablespoon olive oil1 cup panko bread crumbs2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese2 tablespoons Italian seasoning1 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup cornstarch2 tablespoons seafood seasoning1 tablespoon garlic powder1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepper6 bone-in, skin on chicken thighs (2-1/4 pounds)2 large eggs1 tablespoon 2% milk


Preheat oven to 400°. Add butter and olive oil to 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Place in oven while preparing chicken.

In a shallow bowl, mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning. In another shallow bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, seafood seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Whisk eggs and milk in a third shallow bowl. Dip chicken in flour to coat both sides; shake off excess. Dip in egg, then in crumb mixture, patting to help coating adhere. Mix melted butter and olive oil in pan. Add chicken, skin side down. Bake 30 minutes. Turn and bake until a thermometer reads 170°-175°, 25-30 minutes. Remove to paper towels to drain before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 360 calories, 23g fat (7g saturated fat), 154mg cholesterol, 312mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 27g protein.