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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: 422 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
  • 6 bone in skin on chicken thighs
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • Season salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon of each: onion powder, garlic powder, paprika
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • cups finely crushed cornflakes (I like to do this by placing in a resealable plastic bag and using a rolling pin to crush)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • HONEY MUSTARD SAUCE
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Instructions
  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. 
  5. Nutrition Facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate. Nutrtion includes 1/6th of the honey mustard sauce. 
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Oven "Fried" Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving (1 thigh)
Calories 422 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 160mg53%
Sodium 239mg10%
Potassium 254mg7%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 20g40%
Calcium 21mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.