Oven Fried Chicken with Honey Garlic Sauce is an easy sheet pan meal. Chicken that tastes deep fried when biting into it, using a simple technique to get the chicken super crispy with no need for deep frying.
I wish a plate of this was in front of me again. It was gone too soon… Oven Fried Chicken with Broccoli + Honey Garlic Sauce! Now this is the perfect meal for a fussy eater and even just for a regular family dinner!
Oven Fried Chicken
Searching the inter webs for oven fried chicken, I’d constantly run into recipes that pour oil into the baking tray to deep fry the chicken pieces in the oven, but we found every piece would turn out so oily.
Mixing the oil into the breadcrumbs nails it down to an earth shattering crunch. BUT. don’t just use any breadcrumb. To get the ultimate crunch, use Panko, which is a Japanese-style breadcrumb easily found in the Asian section of any supermarket.
The honey garlic sauce to go with it is crazy delicious!
This is the result of my children begging me for KFC. I love you children, but I love our health even more. It took me a few months to perfect this recipe and getting the crunchy textured coating perfect.
To make it easier, I set up a work station with flour, egg wash and the breadcrumb / oil mixture, with the baking sheet close by to work one by one. Coat, dip, dredge, place on baking sheet. Repeat.
Bake in the oven with a light spray of cooking oil, and half way through cooking, add your prepared broccoli to the baking sheet. Of course, you can use chicken drumsticks, tenders or breast.
Drizzle with Honey Garlic Sauce.
And you have a sheet pan dinner done in 45 minutes (not including prep time).
More Chicken recipes you may like: Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken | Easy Thai Satay Chicken | Mozzarella Chicken In Tomato Sauce | Roasted Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs !
Oven Fried Chicken
For The Broccoli:
- 2 broccoli heads , washed and dried, cut into florets
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- Salt and pepper
For The Chicken:
- 6 skinless chicken thighs, bone in*
- Salt and pepper to season
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- 1 teaspoon paprika (sweet or smoky)
- 1 3/4 cups Panko breadcrumbs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves, to serve
For The Honey Garlic Sauce:
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar (or white or apple cider) optional**
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water
- Preheat oven to 390°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with baking / parchment paper or spray a nonstick tray with cooking oil spray; set aside.
- Add the broccoli to a bowl with the oil, garlic, salt and pepper, mix to combine. Set aside.
- Season chicken with salt and pepper. Set up a work station with 3 shallow bowls. To one bowl, add the flour and set aside. In the second bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, garlic powder, the 3/4 teaspoon of salt and paprika. In the third bowl, mix the Panko with the vegetable oil (I find it easier to use my hands).
- Working one by one, evenly coat the chicken in the flour, then dip into the egg mixture, then dredge in the Panko mixture, pressing to coat. Place onto prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining chicken thighs.
- Lightly spray each chicken thigh over the top with cooking oil spray (this is optional, but I have found it to crisp the chicken even more). Bake for 25 minutes, remove from the oven and arrange the broccoli next to or around the chicken, and place back into the oven to cook for a further 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through; the crust is crispy and golden brown, and the broccoli is tender-crisp (Note: flip the broccoli after around 10 minutes if you find the tops charring).
- While the chicken is in the oven, prepare the Honey Garlic Sauce: In a small saucepan, combine honey soy sauce, vinegar (if using) and garlic. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, and quickly reduce heat to low. Pour the prepared cornstarch mixture into the saucepan and stir through until sauce thickens (about 2 minutes). Set aside and allow to cool.
- Garnish chicken with parsley and serve immediately with the honey garlic sauce.
**I love the addition of vinegar in the sauce to cut throughout the sweetness of the honey, but have made it without and it's sweeter but just as good too.
Just baked this recipe and looks and tasted Good. I will modify eggs, Panko and vegetable oil next time.( Not enough for 6 thighs)
This is the best recipe I have tried. Chicken, broccoli and sauce were delicious. Removed the skin and cooked it separately for extra crunch.
Such a great recipe! It was a hit with my family -( that enjoys Popeye’s chicken once in awhile and was so sad when the location closed near us). It really turned out delicious. I did use chicken thighs with skin on. It’s going in the recipe binder – it’s a keeper!
Hi. I can’t remember if I am suppose to flip the chicken 1/2 way through or not. I use bone in breasts. Thanks you!
Sally Frye says
This was amazing. The only issue I ran into was seeing straight away the amounts of egg mix and Panko would not be enough, easy fix. I didn’t have enough honey so I used Golden Syrup, which is similar, it wouldn’t thicken but was delicious anyway. Rice accompanied this dish. This is a keeper. Simply amazing.
Made this today. I’d post a photo if I could since it looked so good on a plate. I soaked the chicken in a milk/yogurt bath for 24 hours. I substituted Panko with crushed rice puffs and used a pancake mix instead of straight flour (used same flour for the sauce instead of cornstarch). Also used asparagus instead of broccoli. All worked very well and the chicken was delicious. Timing and temperature was spot on for a gas oven.
I just found 2 small packets of soy sauce from a take-out (in a former post thought I had used the bottle) so thought i didn’t have any – excited now to make the sauce – chicken is in the oven. Thank again for the recipe. Cheers!
Thank you for the recipe. I am using a different veg. so will probably leave chicken in about 40 to 45 min. Also, I don’t have soy sauce (just used it up) so will try the sauce for next time and use a different one or just enjoy chicken as it is without a sauce. Nice to have the recipe without the skin. When i was a teen ager, my dad used to bring us real fried chicken. It wasn’t thick and was not greasy at all. A nice memory.
Dana S says
I am FRAMING this recipe, it is so good!!!! I used sesame oil rather than vegetable oil which I didn’t have. I also ran out of Panko half way so crushed croutons for the rest of the batch. The paprika and the oil on the Panko make it so flavorful and crunchy.
Nicole Prato says
Didnt make the broccoli or sauce, but the chicken was really good. I might add more seasonings next time but great as is.
Vicki Covington says
We needed something interesting to eat while under stay at home. Everyone thought this was delicious! Thanks so much!
Hi Karina, I don’t have cornstarch do I leave it out or use plain flour instead?
Sounds like a wonderful recipe, however, I like skin on chicken, wondering if leaving skin on with change how chicken turns out? Will skin crisp up with coating? Has anyone tried leaving skin on?
Joanne Q. says
I made this today with the skin on. Family and I ate the skin as well. Very good and crunchy.
I did mine with skin on. Tasted really good… Better than many restaurants!!
I leave skin on and put pat butter on each piece not oil…yummy and crispy
Wanted to ask if we can use breast fillets for this recipe? And how many pieces?
Do we need to flatten it before the coating procedure?
Delicious every time I’ve made it: skinless, skin-on, with/without bones. Technique makes this an even crisper, tastier version than ‘the Colonel’s recipe’ with all of the flavor but so much less of the fat, which my family has never missed. So glad I found it, especially now that we’re all cooking more during this time of stay-home, save lives era we find ourselves in. Bookmarking this, for sure. Thank you, and be well!
This recipe is a keeper! Thank you for sharing! I have made it twice now; once with thighs and once with boneless skinless breasts. Both times the meat was tender and juicy and the coating was delicately crunchy. Flavors were on point. I will experiment with other flavors, seasonings but this method of breading and baking is the best!
How many breast fillets did u use for this recipe? Did u made them thinner?
Debby Testrake says
Last night my family devoured every bite of this delicious dish! My daughters claimed it was the best fried chicken and the best broccoli they had ever had….quite a statement!! I didn’t have Panko breadcrumbs so substituted regular bread crumbs(about half), crushed Ritz and Wheat Thin crackers and instant potato flakes. The thin chicken breasts I used were placed on a wire cooling rack over the cookie sheet, which allowed the bottom of the pieces to be nice and crispy. The sauce is spectacular and quite different from any sauce I would typically use with a chicken recipe like this one. Thank you for a great trio of recipes. My family has already requested it again. 🙂
i have a convection oven, could I turn on the fan to make it crispier? Also I would use boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Do you think using the convection would dry out the chicken too much?
Jessica Precht says
Just made this recipe. Very good. I didn’t have panko so I used crushed cracker crumbs and it was fine.
Renee Carter says
I love all your recipies thanks gorbsharomg them ? I have a quick question. Can I substitute avocado oil for the vegetable oil?
All I have on hand is some Italian bread crumbs, will it work?
Priscilla Katuramu says
Made this chicken last night and it was delicious!! So crispy and juicy!! The only change I’d make next time is to put a wire tray in the baking tray so the chicken sits on that and the bottom can get crispy too but otherwise another awesome recipe!! Thanks Karina
Priscilla Berenson says
Thanks Priscilla. Wire rack is a great idea! (Another) Priscilla
Do you have to mix the bread crumbs with oil? I thought the whole purpose of oven baking is to avoid frying it in oil.
Can I leave the skin on the chicken?
Lorraine Poitrinal says
Hi there….if i leave the skin on will it change how the chicken come out. Maybe i will try half and half but im wondering if anyone has tried.
I made the top of stove dish with this sauce and it was delicious!!! Ive made it 3 times so far.
Did you try it?? If so how’d it turn out?
Incredible recipe! I found I only needed half the bread crumbs and oil. Sauce is amazing and the chicken was perfect! I would eat every day! Thank you!
We have a beehive and I cannot wait to try this recipe! Is there something I can substitute for the soy sauce?
That is awesome! You are welcome to substitute the soy sauce with something that you prefer.
I would try coconut aminos.
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If I substitute chicken breast’s and wings how long would I bake them?
When you mention using chicken drumsticks or breasts and bake only 20 minutes-do you mean it will take only 20 minutes total baking time.
Yes, you are right. You will bake them for 25 minutes then add broccoli and bake another 20 minutes. Hope that helps!! Enjoy your meal! XO
Joseph Hanes says
Holy crap! I just now made this sauce. It is awesome! We eat a lot of chicken and I wanted something different to switch up the flavors. My first thought after tasting this sauce was, ” This tastes like something from my favorite chinese restaurant”. I now have a go to sauce for chicken. I think it would go well with pork too. Thank you!
Loved this oven fried chicken with the honey garlic sauce! It is so good! My entire family loved it. Thanks! So glad I found your website.
Made the Chicken with Sun Dried TomatoParmesan Sauce & it was super delicious , everyone in the family loved it. I did add mushrooms to it too ‘
I’ll be making the Oven Fried Chicken with Broccoli & Honey Garlic Sauce for Sunday Family dinner
Yum! Mushrooms sounds great! Great idea and touch! Enjoy your next recipe! Thanks so much for following along with me and sharing your comment!
loved the honey garlic chicken, but I can not get the video to work
OH no! Thanks for letting me know! I will take a look at the video.
I made this for dinner and it was amazing! My husband was a bit disappointed when I said ‘broccoli and chicken’ for dinner…but once he took a bite he couldn’t get enough.
That is great to hear! I am glad he was happily surprised! Thanks for sharing!
Hi Karina, Can I add other vegetables like carrots or potatoes? If so when should I add it ?
Hey Lex! Yes definitely! I’d add any root veggies at the same time as the chicken goes into the oven, as they take a lot longer to cook. Just make sure you cut them into 1-inch pieces and they should be fine!
I made this last night and it was delicious! Even my super fussy three year old loved it, which at the moment is saying something. I actually forgot to make the sauce and it was still amazing. Thanks Karina!
Absolutely delicious! Just finished cooking and eating this dish and it was great. The sauce is awesome, I’ll definitely make it again 🙂
Is it possible to use Chicken Breasts instead of chicken Thighs for this? I made the Chicken Picatta last night and it was delicious! 🙂
Hi Brooke! Yes definitely! And I’m so happy you liked the Piccata!
This looks amazing! I only have frozen broccoli – could I substitute, or do I need to adjust cooking time/prep because it’s frozen?
Hi Stacey! I’d thaw the broccoli a little before baking with the chicken just to make sure it will cook through and crisp up. But you can also add it together with the chicken at the same time and keep an eye on it!
This is the best baked chicken recipe EVER! Thank you for reviving my dinner routine! =)
I’m so happy to hear that!
I see that you have lemons in your recipe pictures. Are we supposed to add lemon slices to the meal at some point? I don’t want to miss out on any of the deliciousness!
Hi Brittney! I always serve any type of fried chicken or schnitzel with a drizzle of lemon. It’s not included in the recipe it’s just something I love to eat it with 🙂
I made oven fried chicken with broccoli. It was so good. Nobody could ever tell that it was roasted and not fried! My husband and I really enjoyed this restaurant quality dish… Thank you….
we adore Panko and I can’t wait to try this!! most Panko I find is on the aisle with the flour and sugar, but in the area of the bread crumbs and coatings…. just in case someone can’t find it in their Asian food aisle. =)
Thank you Terri!