Italian Oven Fried Chicken


Here is an interesting take on oven fried chicken. Coating the chicken with fresh herbs before applying the breading gives it a nice fresh taste. The addition of panko bread crumbs gives it an extra crunch.

Italian Oven Fried Chicken

  • 8 chicken drumsticks (bone in, skin on)
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp each fresh rosemary, thyme and sage, chopped
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Mix olive oil and fresh chopped herbs together in a large bowl.
  4. Add chicken drumsticks and rub olive oil mixture into the meat.
  5. Place both types of breadcrumbs in a large bowl.
  6. One by one, dredge each coated drumstick in the Italian breadcrumbs mixture.
  7. Press the crumbs on to the meat to form a light crust.
  8. Once all drumsticks have been coated, place the chicken in the oven and cook for 25 minutes.
  9. After 25 minutes of baking, remove the drumsticks from the oven and rotate each piece.
  10. Cook for an additional 25 minutes (could be slightly less or more, depending on the size of your pieces).
  11. Serve immediately.


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