Oh my yummm….one of my favorite foods – fried chicken. Love love LOVE fried chicken! We’ve been trying to eat healthier so I needed to come up with a healthier version of fried chicken.
This Asian Oven-Fried Chicken is my new favorite fried chicken recipe. Well, it’s a healthy version of “fried” chicken. It’s not deep-fried in oil but rather just baked in the oven! The panko breadcrumbs gives it a really great crunch. And underneath that crispy skin, you get moist and oh-so-flavorful meat. The chicken marinades in hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, honey, garlic, sesame seeds, pepper and sesame oil. I let it sit overnight in the fridge so that the chicken can soak up as much of that flavor from the marinade as possible.
When you’re ready to cook the chicken, preheat the oven to 425 degress F. While waiting for the oven to preheat, coat the chicken in panko breadcrumbs then place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 23 minutes, flip the chicken over, then bake for another 23 minutes. Done!