Southwestern Oven Fried Chicken Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time40 Min
Ready In55 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings4
Main Ingredient


 Broiler fryer chicken drumsticks4 , skinned
 Broiler fryer chicken thighs4 , skinned
 White bread slice3 , torn in small pieces
 Cilantro3 Tablespoon
 Yellow cornmeal2 Tablespoon
 Pine nuts2 Tablespoon
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), peeled
 Cumin1 1⁄2 Teaspoon, ground
 Oregano leaves1⁄2 Teaspoon, crumbled
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon, divided
 Cayenne pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Cloves1⁄8 Teaspoon, ground
 Egg white2 Teaspoon
 Dijon mustard2 Tablespoon
 Water1 Tablespoon
 Honey2 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon


1. In food processor container, process bread, cilantro, cornmeal, pine nuts, garlic, cumin, oregano, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, cayenne pepper and ground cloves to form fine crumbs.
2. Mix in egg white until moist.
3. On a large shallow plate, place mixture and set aside.
4. In small bowl, mix together mustard, water and honey and brush evenly over chicken.
5. With pepper and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, sprinkle over the chicken.
6. Dip chicken, one piece at a time, in breadcrumb mixture and press gently to let the chicken get coated thinly.
7. On a rack in greased jellyroll pan place chicken and bake in 400°F oven for about 40 minutes such that chicken is crisp and brown and fork can be inserted with ease.

8. Serve hot with garnish as desired.