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Crispy Oven-Fried Lemon Pepper Chicken

This chicken recipe has quickly become out favorite weeknight meal. It’s simple. It’s pretty. It’s oven- fried. It’s crunchy. It’s peppery.

This chicken recipe is full of savory goodness.

Oh, and it takes 2 seconds to pull together.

You want this in your belly.

Crispy Oven Fried Black Pepper Chicken

Serves 2-4.


2 eggs

1 tablespoon water

2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce

1 lb. chicken tenders

2 cups panko breadcrumbs

½ cup rice cereal

1-2 teaspoons lemon pepper

1 teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon smoked paprika

2 teaspoons dried parsley


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Whisk eggs together in a large bowl with the water and hot sauce.

Combine panko, cereal, pepper, salt, and paprika on a large paper plate.

Fit a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment.

Coat the chicken in the egg mixture, and dredge through panko mixture.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until chicken registers 165 degrees with a meat thermometer.

Garnish with dried parsley.

(Photos by Launie Kettler)

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