Easy Crispy Baked Chicken Recipe

Easy Crispy Baked Chicken is a delightful, easy-to-prepare dish that offers a crisp outer layer and juicy center. The crispness comes from a coating of breadcrumbs or panko, and the flavors can be personalized with your choice of herbs and spices. It pairs well with numerous side dishes and provides a healthier alternative to deep-fried variants, thanks to its oven-baked preparation.

Recipe: Easy Crispy Baked Chicken

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  1. 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  2. 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  3. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 1 tablespoon paprika
  6. Salt and pepper to taste
  7. Olive oil spray

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  3. Set up three shallow bowls: one with flour, the second with beaten eggs, and the third with panko breadcrumbs.
  4. Dredge each chicken breast first in the flour, shaking off any excess, then in the beaten egg, and finally coat thoroughly with panko breadcrumbs.
  5. Place the coated chicken breasts on the prepared baking sheet and spray lightly with olive oil.
  6. Bake for about 30-40 minutes or until golden brown and the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F (74°C).
  7. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts: Per Serving: 345 calories; protein 32g; carbohydrates 25g; fat 10g; cholesterol 137mg; sodium 305mg.