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Perfect Oven Fried Chicken

This Oven Fried Chicken with crunchy breaded outside and juicy, soft inside is just perfect for dinner, lunch and even for a breakfast sandwich. Since it's a freezer friendly recipe, you can make these ahead. Just grab them from the freezer, push them in the oven and within 30 minutes you have a delicious meal.
Servings 8 Servings
Author Anna @ Anna Can Do It!


  • 2 pair Chicken Breast without the bone and the skin
  • 2-2 1/2 cup Flour depends on the size of the Chicken Breast
  • 1 tsp Salt 1 tsp Pepper, 1 tsp Hungarian Smoked Red Paprika
  • 2 tsp Parsley
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli or Cayenne 1/2 tsp Cumin, 1/2 tsp Rosemary


  • Slice the chicken breasts. Smaller slices and nugget size is more preferable.
  • This recipe will make about 40 nuggets, depends on the size you cut the chicken.
  • Mix the spices with the flour. For less mess, use a Ziploc bag. *see recipe notes
  • Prepare a tray you can put in the freezer later.
  • Put the slices, nuggets in the Ziploc bag.
  • Shake it together, so the spicy flour cover every part of the chicken.
  • Lay the slices on the tray. Leave at least 1-2 inches between the slices.
  • Put the tray in the freezer for at least 10-15 minute.
  • In the meanwhile preheat the oven.
  • "Fry" them on medium heat (about 350-360°) for 20 minutes (10 minutes per sides). Note that the baking time depends on your oven and the size of the nuggets. If yours still feels raw, bake it some more, but watch it closely and check frequently, or if it feels done sooner, make sure it's not raw and finish the baking sooner.


*UPDATE: after you put the chicken in the Ziplock bag with spiced flour, shake them together, make sure all of your chicken nuggets are coated enough with the breading and shake off the excess! You need just enough breading to cover your nuggets! It leads to a thin layer of spicy flour. The breading is more than enough for the 2 chicken breast. This way I make sure the breading is enough for larger chicken breasts too!