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Crispy Panko Chicken Thighs

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"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!"
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1 h 15 m servings 639
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  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; 56.3 16.6 21.9 92 476 Full nutrition

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Love this recipe! I followed the recipe with the exception of bread crumbs I used regular not Panko and boneless thighs. reduced the time to 35 ish minutes due to boneless.. Really easy! Thank y...

Both my husband and I loved this recipe! the chicken was tender and juicy and the panko gave it a nice crisp crust. It did have a mild flavor but the Mayo tang kept it from being boring. Easy en...

I love this recipe. I mix mayo and ranch dressing for some extra flavor.

I used chicken tenderloins instead of thighs and non-fat yogurt instead of mayo. It came out great. Delicious.

Absolutely delicious!!! I added garlic salt to the Mayo, and added some basil, parsley and garlic salt to the panko mixture for a bit more flavor. It came out super tasty and very quick and eas...

Would definitely make again. used boneless, skinless thighs at same temp, but at 30 minutes. Would use a baking sheet that raises the chicken up for 360 crispiness.

My husband would have given this a 3, but I'm giving it a 4 because for families with little kids this would have been better than for adults with a flair for flavor! I started out with 1/2 cup...

Turned out really good. I used Italian bread crumbs and instead of siping the chicken in the breadcrumbs I just placed the chicken in the baking dish, spread the mayo mix over the top and sprink...

This recipe was really good-especially loved by my almost three year old grandson who ate an entire large chicken thigh and asked for more! I used whole wheat panko and the chicken was very mois...