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Panko-Crusted Oven-'Fried' Chicken
with buttered corn, peas, and spinach

Active: 25 minTotal: 30 min
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I love fried chicken, but it's not the most weeknight (or waist) friendly dish. Our healthier, baked in the oven version is quick, tasty, and healthier. Enjoyed with a creamy side dish, you'll still have plenty to indulge in!
Smarts: Shake 'n bake is easy to scale, so cook extra and just freeze for easy after-school snacks or salad and wrap fillings.


Panko-Crusted Oven-'Fried' Chicken:
  • Chicken breasts, boneless & skinless - 1 1/4 lb
  • Eggs - 1
  • Panko breadcrumbs - 1 cup
  • Paprika - 1 Tbsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
Buttered Corn, Peas, Spinach:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, minced
  • Onions, small - 1/2, diced
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp
  • Corn kernels - 1 1/2 cups
  • Peas - 1 1/2 cups
  • Baby spinach - 5 oz
  • Cream (opt) - 1/4 cup
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Limes - 1/2, juice of

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Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Chicken breasts - Slice into strips. Season with some salt and pepper and tenderize with a fork. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  2. Garlic / Onions - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Prep breading stations - In one bowl or container, whisk eggs with some salt and pepper. Combine panko, paprika, salt, and pepper in a container with a lid or Ziploc bag.


  1. Heat oven to 375F / 190C degrees.
  2. Dip chicken into eggs and then toss into panko mixture. Cover with lid or zip bag and shake until panko coats chicken. Brush sheet pan with some oil and spread chicken out onto sheet pan. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until chicken is done and golden.
  3. While chicken is baking, heat a skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat. Add butter and then garlic and onions to melted butter with a sprinkle of salt. Saute until softened, 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Next fold in corn and peas and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes, until everything is warmed through.
  5. Fold in spinach with cream, salt, and pepper. Finish with lime juice, and season to taste with more s&p as needed.
  6. Enjoy chicken with your buttered side! (If the chicken feels a bit dry, just coat it in your side.)

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This meal has 102 reviews

This was simple and tasty. And I love that most of the ingredients I have in hand - will save this one for last-minute-no-groceries meal ideas. Two adults and a toddler polished off the 4 portion recipe.

By: Tiffany
Posted: Jan 28, 2019
Diet: Original

Added 1/2 tsp of garlic powder to breadcrumb mix. Very tasty.

By: Jess
Posted: Jan 24, 2017
Diet: Original

I only made the chicken to go on salads for lunch at work and its has been great.

By: Elizabeth
Posted: Feb 03, 2016
Diet: Original

Loved the veggies, chicken was great. Much better than fried chicken!

By: Sal
Posted: Feb 01, 2016
Diet: Original

The vegetables were delcious. The chicken was fine, but i ended up having to make a honey mustard dipping sauce for it.

By: Katie
Posted: Dec 07, 2015
Diet: Original

Chicken was super good! Loved the panko crust. And sauteed spinach is always an awesome side.

By: Angela
Posted: Sep 04, 2015
Diet: Original