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Spicy Baked Breaded Chicken

Spicy Baked Breaded Chicken

This baked breaded chicken is perfect for meal prep or a chicken midweek meal for you or your family. You can make it your own by using your favorite spices or different cuts of chicken.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Marinating Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 257 kcal


  • Baking Sheet
  • Foil or Parchment Paper


  • 2 1/2 Lbs Chicken Legs & Thighs bone in, skin removed
  • 2 Cups Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 to 2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Poultry Seasoning
  • Salt & Black Pepper to taste


  • Season chicken with the poultry seasoning, half of the cayenne pepper, salt and black. Let chicken marinate at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  • Combine the remaining spices and breadcrumbs together in a bowl. In another bowl, combine the eggs and BBQ sauce (optional); beat lightly.
  • Coat chicken in flour; shake off excess. Dip the pieces of chicken in the egg mixture and dredge in seasoned breadcrumbs. Place chicken into a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or lightly greased foil.
  • Bake at 400 F for 45 minutes. Enjoy warm with your favorite sides.


Nutrition Info: 257 Cals, 10g Fat, 12g Carbs, 0g Fiber, 30g Protein