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not fried chicken

Not-Fried Chicken

Tastes like fried, but with less fire hazard.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried mustard or you can mix 1 teaspoon prepared mustard in with the mayo and egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3 Tablespoons neutral oil like avocado or corn oil
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 pounds chicken pieces of your choice


  • Preheat oven to 375 °F.
  • Combine all seasonings and bread crumbs.
  • Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet.
  • Add bread crumb mixture and toast until lightly browned and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Mix egg yolk and mayonnaise together.
  • Pat the chicken pieces dry and dip in the mayo mixture, then in the toasted bread crumb mixture.
  • Bake time depends on the cut of chicken you use - for boneless tenders, thin boneless breasts, 25-30 minutes, thicker boneless breasts or boneless thighs 35-40 minutes; for bone-in 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes depending on the size of the pieces. Whatever the cut, make sure the juices run clear and the internal temperature is at least 165 °F for food safety.


DON'T SKIP THE FRYING BREADCRUMBS STEP! It makes it taste like actual fried chicken! Otherwise you'll end up with pale, soggy sadness.
Keyword easy chicken recipe