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Great Tasting and Healthy Oven Fried Chicken Recipes You Need to Try

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Chances are good that if you’re a busy working adult, you don’t often have much use for a full-sized oven. However, that doesn’t mean that you don’t have any interest in cooking smaller portions of the foods you like best without the waste in energy or time.

Enter the modern toaster oven. The best toaster oven for a single working adult or one who doesn’t often need to cook for a large family will still be generously sized and energy efficient.

This enables the production of delicious, home-cooked food in a fraction of the time needed to preheat and use a conventional oven. You can scan our toaster oven reviews to see what other consumers with similar needs thought about various brands and models.

Of course, one of the tastiest and healthiest ways to enjoy fried chicken is by making oven-fried chicken. Here are a couple of our favorite recipes that can be made with a modern, generously-sized toaster oven.

Great oven fried chicken recipe

Great Oven Fried Chicken Recipes both Kids and Adults will Love

A Chip Off the Old Block

If you’re making smaller portions of chicken, this recipe is ideal. You can purchase packets of breast meat or drumsticks and thighs and use only what you want, while freezing the rest for a future use.

The best toaster oven for this recipe is going to have heating capability of up to 450 degrees and be spacious enough to accommodate a 13 x 9 glass baking dish.


  • Chosen portions of chicken, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • salt, pepper, and paprika to taste
  • 1 (or more) small bags of store brand potato chips
  • 1 cup all purpose flour

Preheat your toaster oven to 400 degrees. In three dishes, arrange seasoned flour, egg (beaten), and crushed potato chips.

Dredge chicken pieces in flour, then egg, then coat with chips. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour on a rack placed inside your glass baking dish.

Let stand for ten minutes before enjoying.

Mouthwathering oven fried chicken

Fan Favorite

This recipe is for those who hate the mess of traditional fried chicken. It’s great for parties or a family meal.

However, because it does use oil, the best toaster oven will be one with a protected lower element or an upper heat source. Check out our oven reviews about the different toaster models to see which models have the feature you need to create this and other delicious dishes.


  • 12 pieces of chicken-thighs and drumsticks are ideal
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 c flour
  • 1 c seasoned breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 c canola oil

Preheat your toaster oven to 350 degrees. Dredge each chicken piece in seasoned flour, then the egg wash, then the breadcrumbs.

Place canola oil in a 13×9 glass baking dish, add chicken and bake for 30 minutes. Turn the chicken over and bake for another 30 minutes.

Once the chicken is done, remove it and drain it on paper towels, allowing to rest at least ten minutes before enjoying.

Oven fried chicken is delicious and actually surprisingly easy to make in most modern toaster ovens, provided they are spacious enough to accommodate a baking dish. Amaze your friends and family, while also eating incredibly well without the aid of an energy consuming conventional oven.

All you need is a little ingenuity and a bit of time to research your options, and you’ll be on your way to being a toaster oven master chef.

PS: This original recipe is inspired from here. I’ve added my own twist to customize it for my personal taste and preference.

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