Oven-"Fried" Chicken Thighs

Ingredients

  • 6chicken thighs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 pinches cayenne pepper, divided, or to taste
  • 2 pinches garlic powder, divided, or to taste
  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking pan with parchment paper.

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  • Step 2

    Combine flour, 1 pinch cayenne, 1 pinch garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl.

  • Step 3

    Whisk eggs in a second bowl.

  • Step 4

    Combine panko bread crumbs with 1 pinch cayenne, 1 pinch garlic powder, salt, and pepper in another shallow bowl.

  • Step 5

    Dip chicken thighs into the flour mixture, followed by beaten eggs, and then into the panko mixture. Transfer to the prepared pan.

  • Step 6

    Bake in the preheated oven until coating is golden and chicken thighs are no longer pink in the centers, about 40 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

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