Crispy Panko Chicken Thighs


My wife and I sort of invented this recipe, we think. Chicken should have great flavor and the panko breadcrumbs and olive oil will give it a great crunch! Our kids love it (which is high praise in this house). Hope you enjoy as well!

close up view of a Crispy Panko Chicken Thigh served with salad on a white plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


  • cooking spray

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ¾ cup panko bread crumbs, or as needed

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking pan with aluminum foil; coat with cooking spray.

  2. Combine mayonnaise and paprika in a bowl; mix well.

  3. Mix panko and garlic powder together in another bowl.

  4. Spread mayonnaise-paprika mixture on each chicken thigh; press into panko mixture to coat. Place in the prepared baking pan; spritz thighs with cooking spray.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

You may substitute cumin or other seasoning blends for paprika; adjust that seasoning and garlic to taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

639 Calories
56g Fat
17g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 639
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 56g 72%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 476mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 197mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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