Oven Fried Chicken

This “fried” chicken is moist and crispy and loaded with flavor, yet won’t leave you feeling guilty after you eat it. Putting the chicken pieces on a rack above foiled baking sheets is key to getting the chicken crispy. If you’re looking to eat healthy yet not sacrifice flavor, make this recipe, your family will love you for it!

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Oven Fried Chicken

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Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American


  • 6 medium bone-in skinless drumsticks
  • 2 1/2 cups bran flakes
  • 3 tsp kosher salt, less if you are using regular salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp fresh black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 5 tbsp Hellman's light mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Oil spray


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and set a rack above.
  • Spray rack with oil.
  • Crush cereal in a food processor or chopper.
  • In a bowl mix crushed cereal with salt, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper and cayenne pepper.
  • Place in a shallow dish or ziplock bag.
  • Combine mayonnaise and Dijon mustard.
  • Using a cooking brush, brush onto chicken then coat chicken with crushed cereal mixture.
  • Place chicken on wire rack and spray with oil.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes.


Serving: 1drumstick, Calories: 170.7kcal, Carbohydrates: 14.7g, Protein: 14.5g, Fat: 6.6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 3.1g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 0%, Iron: 0%
Freestyle Points: 5
Points +: 4