Spicy Oven Fried Chicken Breasts Recipe

Spicy Oven Fried Chicken Breasts
Diana Rattray
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
549 Calories
28g Fat
27g Carbs
45g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 549
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 384mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 45g
Calcium 93mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A great-tasting mixture of spices and breadcrumbs adds heat and flavor to these crispy oven-fried chicken breasts. The breading is made with fine breadcrumbs, but panko crumbs may be used for an even crispier coating. 


  • 6 boneless chicken breast halves (about 2 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 2 cups fine fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • Dash pepper
  • Dash dried leaf thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 375 F.

  2. Lightly grease a shallow baking dish. 

  3. Put chicken breasts between sheets of plastic wrap and pound lightly to flatten just until you have an even thickness. Brush the chicken breasts with the melted butter.

  4. Combine remaining ingredients in a shallow bowl or pie plate. Press the chicken into the mixture and turn to coat thoroughly. Arrange the coated chicken in the baking dish.

  5. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, turning after 15 minutes. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the chicken breasts.

  6. Chicken is done when the temperature reaches at least 165 F.


  • If the Cajun spice blend is salt-free, add about 1 teaspoon of salt to the breadcrumb mixture.

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