Oven Fried Pepper Jelly Chicken Thighs

Oven-Fried Pepper Jelly Chicken Thighs
Diana Rattray
  • 75 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: serves 6 to 8
Ratings (9)

Hot pepper jelly adds subtle flavor and heat to these oven fried chicken thighs. Seasoned stuffing mix makes a tasty, crispy coating on the chicken. The recipe calls for chicken thighs (pictured), but budget-friendly whole chicken legs are an excellent option as well.

The chicken thighs make a fabulous meal, perfect for a busy day. There's no pre-browning required. Just coat the chicken and bake!

See Also
Baked Ranch Chicken Thighs

What You'll Need

  • 3/4 cup (8 ounces) hot pepper jelly
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon or a similar gourmet mustard
  • Dash freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 to 12 chicken thighs
  • 2 cups seasoned stuffing mix (finely crushed or ground in food processor)

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine the jelly, butter, mustard, and pepper in a saucepan and heat until melted. Set aside to cool.
  3. Wash the chicken thighs and remove excess skin. If desired, remove all skin. Pat dry.
  4. Coat the chicken thighs with the cooled jelly mixture, then dip in the crushed crumbs. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet.
  1. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the thighs register about 165 F on an instant-read thermometer inserted into a meaty part of the thigh.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 1647
Total Fat 91 g
Saturated Fat 26 g
Unsaturated Fat 36 g
Cholesterol 531 mg
Sodium 1,276 mg
Carbohydrates 31 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 165 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)