Panko Oven "Fried" Chicken

Panko Oven "Fried" Chicken
Panko Oven "Fried" Chicken from
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Serves 4


  • 8 chicken drumsticks, skin removed 
  • ½ cup buttermilk 
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated 
  • 1/8 Vidalia onion, grated 
  • salt and pepper to taste 
  • ¾ cup panko bread crumbs 
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese 
  • 1 sprig of rosemary, stem removed, chopped 
  • Dipping Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 
  • 2 tablespoons plain fat-free Greek yogurt 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons yellow mustard 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 
  • ½ tsp apple cider vinegar 


  1. Using a paring knife, cut 3 slits in the meatiest portion of each drumstick. Place buttermilk, onion, garlic, and drumsticks in a large zip-top plastic bag; refrigerate 1 hour. 
  2. Preheat oven to 425°. 
  3. Place a rack on a jelly-roll pan; coat the rack with cooking spray. Remove the drumsticks from the bag; discard the marinade. Sprinkle the drumsticks with pepper and salt. Combine panko, cheese, and chives in a shallow dish. Dredge each drumstick in panko mixture. Arrange drumsticks in a single layer on the rack; coat drumsticks lightly with cooking spray. Bake drumsticks at 425° for 30 minutes or until chicken is done. 
  4. Combine mayonnaise, yogurt, mustards and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl. Serve as a dipping sauce with chicken. 
Note: When prepared with chicken tenders, this recipes makes killer chicken fingers!

Adapted from Cooking Light

1 comment:

Rachel Maurer said...

This makes me hungry! I like finding healthier ways of making "fried" food! Thanks for linking up with the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board!