Oven Fried Chicken Drumsticks

Oven Baked Fried chicken with mayo dredge

Crispy oven fried chicken recipe 

Mmm, mmm, mmm fried chicken!! As a lover of fried chicken, I really enjoy being able to indulge in a healthier version of this recipe with my easy Oven Baked Fried Chicken recipe!  Look no further for a delicious healthy fried chicken recipe that’s crispy, juicy, moist and flavorful! The secret to this juicy oven baked fried chicken is the mayonnaise dressing/mayo dredge I make which I use to coat the chicken in! Not only does this keep the chicken nice and moist, it gives such great flavor!  View my recipe demonstration below!

I really hope you’ll give this recipe a try, and when you make it, be sure to let me know in the comment section below, as I’d absolutely love to hear what you think!! Also be sure take a photo of your creation, and post it on Instagram and tag me @cookingwithchika or #cookingwithchika as I love seeing your creations and photos!  Also be sure to share this recipe across all your social media platforms!
Oven Baked Fried chicken with mayo dredge

Oven Fried Chicken Drumsticks

Cooking with Chika


  • 1/3 cup mayo
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of both thyme and parsley
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary paprika, black pepper, salt and minced ginger
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder and minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon minced hot chilli pepper or chilli flakes optional
  • 1.5 – 2 lbs chicken drumsticks – skin removed
  • 3 cups panko crumbs


  • Preheat oven to 375
  • Place mayonnaise and spices into a small bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Place skinless chicken drumsticks into a bowl and generously season with salt and black pepper.
  • Add spiced mayonnaise and massage into chicken, ensuring each piece is coated. Cover chicken with plastic wrap and place in fridge for at least 1 - 2 hours to marinate, or overnight if preferred.
  • Place panko breadcrumbs into shallow bowl. Add 1-2 pieces of chicken to crumbs and toss to coat chicken with panko crumbs. Place coated chicken on wired rack or plate for 5 minutes and then toss into panko crumbs one final time.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil. Grease or spray the aluminum foil with cooking oil.
  • Place coated chicken pieces onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake chicken for 40-50 minutes or until fully cooked and juices run clear.



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