Fried Chicken in the Oven with Lime and Chilies

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Chicken is great when oven-fried and making oven-fried chicken is simple. It’s healthier than deep frying and still produces perfect crispy chicken. I love using wings but you could use drumsticks if you prefer. They’d take a few extra minutes, remember.



2 pounds (1 kg) chicken tenders or wings

4 fresh limes

1 1/2 cups (95g) panko breadcrumbs

3 teaspoons chili powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup (120g) melted butter 

1/2 cup (120ml) Greek yogurt


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  • Grease a rimmed baking tray.
  • Zest the limes and mix the zest with panko, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 2 teaspoons of chili powder.
  • Combine the juice of 3 limes with the butter.
  • Dip each piece of chicken into the lime butter then the panko mixture.
  • Oven-fry (bake!) for 35 minutes or until done.
  • Blend the juice of the remaining lime with the yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and teaspoon of chili powder to make the dipping sauce.
  • Serve hot!


You can finish these under the broiler if you want them more crispy.

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