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Easy Oven Fried Chicken That Kids Love

Our easy oven fried chicken recipe is a tasty, summer-ready meal that the whole family will love!

My kids are pretty picky, especially when it comes to meat. For some reason they are easier on side dishes than they are the main event. They tend to choose foods that aren’t overly fussy and that they recognize. That is why this easy oven fried chicken is one that even kids love. It is truly delicious and adds a lot of flavor to what could be just another ordinary chicken filled night. It’s simple enough to make for a weeknight meal and requires very little clean up. I’d say that’s a total win!

In fact, this easy oven fried chicken is such a win that I tend to double-up on it when I make it. In the summer I pair it with fresh corn-on-the-cob and watermelon slices. And the next day Floyd and I slice it up and have it over a salad. The kids happily eat it again too. Don’t you love having an easy night where dinner is already cooked and ready to go?! I happy to spend time in the kitchen, but on my own time and cramming it in after a full day, while kids are underfoot and begging for snacks, is not my idea of a leisurely cooking experience. Haha! Thank goodness meals like this can stretch into two nights of happy eaters! Enjoy!

Easy Oven Fried Chicken Easy Oven Fried Chicken

Easy Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

Ingredients:

Nonstick cooking spray, for spraying the rack and chicken
2 1/4 cups broken bagel chips or Melba toast
1 1/3 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1 tsp canola oil
2 tsp. kosher salt
paprika 1/2 tsp.
black pepper 1/2 tsp.
mayonnaise 1/2 cup
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 package, boneless skinless chicken tenders or 4 bone-in, skinless chicken pieces

How to Make Easy Oven Fried Chicken

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
Put the bagel chips and cereal into a food processor and pulse into crumbs. Transfer the crumbs into a gallon-size plastic bag.
Add the oil, salt, cayenne, paprika and ground pepper and shake bag to mix.
Whisk the mayonnaise and Dijon mustard together in a medium shallow bowl.
Coat the chicken with the mayonnaise mixture evenly. I tend to use a spoon or brush to coat but sometimes fingers work best.
Drop the chicken into the plastic bag, seal and shake until each piece is evenly coated. Place the coated pieces on the baking sheet. Spray the chicken pieces with cooking spray.
Bake approximately 25-35 minutes (the tenders take less time to cook through) until the coating looks crispy and the meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.
Transfer to a platter and enjoy!

Oven Fried Chicken for Kids

Yield: 4

Easy Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

Easy Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

This easy oven fried chicken recipe is fast, simple and appeals to adults and kids alike!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray, for spraying the rack and chicken
  • 2 1/4 cups broken bagel chips or Melba toast
  • 1 1/3 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika .
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 package, boneless skinless chicken tenders or 4 bone-in, skinless chicken pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Put the bagel chips and cereal into a food processor and pulse into crumbs. Transfer the crumbs into a gallon-size plastic bag.
  3. Add the oil, salt, cayenne, paprika and ground pepper and shake bag to mix.
  4. Whisk the mayonnaise and Dijon mustard together in a medium shallow bowl.
  5. Coat the chicken with the mayonnaise mixture evenly. I tend to use a spoon or brush to coat but sometimes fingers work best.
  6. Drop the chicken into the plastic bag, seal and shake until each piece is evenly coated. Place the coated pieces on the baking sheet. Spray the chicken pieces with cooking spray.
  7. Bake approximately 25-35 minutes (the tenders take less time to cook through) until the coating looks crispy and the meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.
  8. Transfer to a platter and enjoy!

More Summer Meal Ideas

Are you hungry yet? Trust me. If you give our easy oven fried chicken recipe a whirl, you’re going have a very happy family. And, better yet, you can spend your time hanging out with said family instead of working away in a hot kitchen for hours. Nobody’s got time for that. Personally, I’d rather be in the pool playing a rousing game of Marco Polo. Bwah! 

And that’s why I’m sharing some more easy summer meal ideas with you too!

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