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Crispy baked chicken thighs on a sheet pan with a honey mustard sauce beside.
Crispy Oven "Fried" Chicken Thighs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
These Crispy Oven Fried Chicken Thighs are a great alternative to traditional frying!  They are easy to make and don't forget to add the honey mustard sauce!
Course: Chicken, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken thighs
Servings: 6
Calories: 704 kcal
Author: Countryside Cravings
  • 6 bone in skin on chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • Season salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of each: onion powder, garlic powder, paprika
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 cups finely crushed cornflakes (I like to do this by placing in a resealable plastic bag and using a rolling pin to crush)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a shallow dish combine the flour, salt, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika. In a second shallow dish combine the eggs and milk. In a third shallow dish combine the crushed cornflakes and olive oil.
  3. Dredge one chicken thigh in the flour mixture coating all sides. Dip into the egg wash coating all sides. Dredge in the cornflake mixture coating all sides. Place on a large baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken thighs. Bake for 45 minutes or until an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

  4. OPTIONAL HONEY MUSTARD SAUCE: In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, honey and dijon mustard.
Recipe Notes
  1. If using a food processor to make your cornflake crumbs be careful not to process too fine.
  2. Panko breadcrumbs can be substituted for the cornflakes.
  3. Chicken can be soaked in buttermilk overnight.
  4. Can use cut up chicken pieces as well. 
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Oven "Fried" Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving (1 thigh)
Calories 704 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 198mg66%
Sodium 623mg27%
Potassium 422mg12%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 1250IU25%
Vitamin C 12.5mg15%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 18.6mg103%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.