Oven Fried Chicken (Air Fried Chicken)


This oven-fried chicken is super crispy from a secret ingredient – bran flakes! It’s moist but still light since very little oil is used. You can also make it in an air fryer!

Oven fried chicken thighs
Oven Fried Chicken (Air Fried Chicken)

Fried chicken is my favorite food!! But I never fry at home, so when I crave fried chicken I make it in the oven or Air Fryer! That is if you want to eat healthy food but don’t sacrifice flavor, your family will love it! Peel the chicken, cover with the Dijon mayonnaise mixture that makes it tender, and coat with bran flakes seasoned with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. For more healthy “fried” chicken recipes, try this one Chicken tender covered with sesameAnd Fried chicken sandwich, And Chicken tender in the air.

Fried chicken thighs

How to make healthy fried chicken in the oven

I start by removing the skin, and coat the chicken with ground and seasoned grains like bran flakes. The key to getting crispy chicken is to place a wire cooling rack over a baking tray lined with aluminum foil. This way hot air can circulate under the chicken to make sure it cooks evenly, and the outside layer of chicken juices won’t seep out.

What do you serve with fried chicken?

This fried chicken will be delicious and served with corn on the cob, stuffed mashed cauliflower, Broccoli and double grilled potato cheese, or Mashed sweet potatoes. For some veggie ideas, try Roasted Brussels sprouts with balsamic shallots or Green Beans, Roasted Parmesan.


  • swap, barter – Substitute chicken thighs or chicken breasts.
  • swap, barter – Bran flakes for corn flakes.
  • No food processor, no problem. If you don’t have a food processor, place the bran flakes in a plastic bag and crush them with a hammer or heavy tin.
  • milder plates – Feel free to omit the chili if you don’t want the chicken to be spicy.
  • sodium – This recipe calls for kosher salt, which is less salty than regular table salt. If you’re watching your sodium intake, feel free to reduce the amount, and if you’re not using kosher, start with a teaspoon of regular salt.
  • gluten free – To make this gluten-free “fried” chicken, place bran flakes in Rice Chex or gluten-free panko.
  • Air Fryer – To prepare the air fryer, cook the chicken in two batches at 400 degrees for 22-24 minutes.

Fried chicken thighsFried chicken thighs on the rackAir fryer fried chicken thighs

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Oven fried chicken

158 callus
14.5 protein
15th carbohydrates
5 Fats

Preparation time: 15th minute

Cooking time: 45 minute

total time: 1 hour

This oven-fried chicken is super crispy from a secret ingredient – bran flakes! It’s moist but still light since very little oil is used. You can also make it in an air fryer!

  • 6 Large bone thighsAnd skin removal
  • 2 1/2 cups bran flakesAnd (Use gluten-free cornflakes for GF)
  • 3 Teaspoon kosher saltAnd Less if you use regular salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon fresh black pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 5 Tablespoon Hellmann’s light mayonnaise
  • 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • oil spray

oven method

  • Preheat the oven to 400 Fahrenheit.

  • Line a baking tray with foil and place the rack on top of it. Oil spray rack.

  • Crush the grains in a food processor or mincer.

  • In a bowl, mix the ground grains, salt, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.

  • Place in a shallow dish or ziplock bag.

  • Mix mayonnaise with Dijon mustard.

  • Using a cooking brush, brush the chicken and then brush the chicken with the ground grain mixture.

  • Place the chicken on a wire rack and spray with oil.

  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and internal temperature reaches 165 F.

Air Fried Chicken Directions:

  • Drizzle chicken pieces with oil and fry in 370F 22 to 24 minutes, flipping chicken halfway through and spraying top again, until crumbs are golden and chicken is completely cooked through.

service: 1drumstickAnd Calories: 158CaloriesAnd Carbohydrates: 15thgAnd protein: 14.5gAnd fat: 5gAnd Saturated fat: 1gAnd Cholesterol: 48mgAnd sodium: 835mgAnd the basic: 3.1gAnd sugar: 3.5g

Blue Smart Dots: 5

Green Smart Points: 5

Purple smart points: 5

points +: 4

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