Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Ginny Branch 
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 breast half)

The crust gets golden and crisp in the skillet and helps insulate the chicken to keep it supremely juicy.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 2

Combine first 3 ingredients in a mini chopper. Pulse until finely ground. Combine nut mixture, baking soda, and next 3 ingredients (through cheese) in a shallow dish. Combine buttermilk and egg white in a shallow dish. Dip chicken in buttermilk mixture; sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. Dredge in flour mixture.

Step 3

Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl. Add chicken; sauté 3 minutes or until browned. Turn chicken over. Place pan in oven; bake at 425° for 10 minutes or until chicken is done.

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Ratings & Reviews

Oven only

May 09, 2016
You don't need to fry this. Right into the oven at 400 for 20 minutes. It's great.

What's with the name of the recipe.

April 21, 2016
How in the world can you call this an "oven" chicken. It's fried in oil first. Oven should mean it is cooked in the oven so it can be healthier instead of frying in oil first.

Delicious comfort food

February 13, 2016
I have made this many times for my husband and me. I usually use an 11 or 12 ounce breast, thiick end pounded to the same thickness as thin end, then cut into two pieces. I have fournd that for that much chicken, 1/3 of the coating mixture is plenty. Use 2/3 for the full recipe.  I use my well-seasoned cast iron pan and find the cooking instructions are perfect. The coating sticks just fine, except by the time I get to the second side of the second piece of chicken, the coating mix is a bit wet and I have to smear it on. But this is truly delicious and is great with mashed potatoes and a green veggie. My only change is garlic powder instead of onion powder, and extra fresh rosemary.

daneanp's Review

January 24, 2015
4 1/2 stars. My teenager took a bite and said, "This tastes just like fried chicken." DH commented on how moist the meat was. It really was delicious. I let the raw chicken soak in the buttermilk/egg white mixture for a few minutes. I also had to pan fry side 1 for more like 5 minutes to get the nice brown crust. 10 minutes in the oven was perfect! We had it with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed green beans. Comfort food at its best!

rdragon's Review

November 06, 2014
The flavor this recipe has great potential, however I found it impossible to get the coating to stick. As soon as I went to flip it the coating separated from the chicken and ended up burning. As I said the flavor was there, but would have liked it if the coating had stayed a coating on the chicken and not my pan! Any suggestions?

Adrien2013's Review

September 11, 2014
MMMMM good. Quick and easy to make.

Colloquy's Review

April 16, 2014
The crust is tasty, but it doesn't adhere to the chicken at all and give you a nice crust.

nottymotty's Review

March 31, 2014
Made according to directions, and wow, was this bland. The chicken was moist but had no flavor aside from the crust. As others have noted, it was hard to get the crust to stick to the chicken. I wouldn't bother to make this again.

cvknapp's Review

March 29, 2014
I used gluten free flour due to my dietary restrictions and both my husband and I enjoyed this as a quick weeknight meal.

megdawg517's Review

March 16, 2014
This was a very satisfying comfort-food kind of meal. Turned out great!