One thing that I’ve noticed about Marylanders is that they really, really like Old Bay Seasoning. Our Wegmans even sells these giant 24 oz containers of it. I have always like cooking seafood with it, but recently I’ve found that I’ve been reaching for it for other foods, like chicken. It must be rubbing off on me. This chicken is simple, but flavorful. By pan frying it, then baking it in the oven it has the flavor of frying and cuts down on the baking time. I also filleted the thicker chicken breasts in half to make them thinner, which also cut down on cooking time. Perfect for a quick weeknight meal.
Old Bay Panko Chicken
- 3 chicken breasts, filleted in half
- 1 cup flour
- 1.5 cup panko
- 2 eggs
- splash of water
- 2 tbsp old bay seasoning
- vegetable oil
- Set up your 3 breading stations: flour, egg/water mixture, and panko with old bay seasoning:
- Dip chicken fillets in flour, then egg, then panko mixture. Set it aside on a plate. Repeat with remaining chicken.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Heat about 1/4 inch of oil in a heavy bottomed pan over medium heat.
- Fry chicken in batches, about 4 minutes per side or until browned. Place into a baking dish in one layer.
- Once all of your chicken has been fried, bake for about 12 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked to 165 degrees.