Week 2: Oven Fried Panko Chicken (Cookbook: Gourmet Today)

I’ve made “oven fried” chicken before but this recipe sounded easy so we tried it again.  The chicken was moist despite being very overcooked (love my new Thermapen)!  Next time, I would use our usual milk, egg wash, flour and panko crust rather than the butter mixture.  The butter hardened when it touched the cold chicken and the panko didn’t stick that well.

Oven Fried Panko Chicken
2 cups panko
salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1 stick unsalted butter softened
1 chicken cut into serving pieces (I just used skinless, boneless breasts)

Preheat oven to 450.  Stir together panko, salt, pepper and cayenne.  In another bowl stir salt, pepper and soften butter together.  Rub chicken pieces with butter mixture then coat with panko and place in oven for 30 minutes.  My oven must run hot because my chicken was reading 170 after only 20 minutes.

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