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25 Perfectly Crispy Crusted Chicken Recipes

FEBRUARY 07, 2023
25 Perfectly Crispy Crusted Chicken Recipes
Chicken recipes abound, but if you want a dish that packs a powerful crunch, you want crusted chicken. It's an easy way to add texture, flavor, and crunch to any meal. Whether you're making a classic breadcrumb crusted chicken or you're feeling adventurous and want to try something like quinoa crusted chicken, our list of crusted chicken recipes has something for everyone. From nut crusted chicken to parmesan crusted chicken, you'll find crowd-pleasing crunch in every bite. So, what are you waiting for? Get the oil bubbling and let's make some crusted chicken!
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Panko-Crusted Roast Chicken Thighs with Mustard and Thyme

This crispy, panko-crusted roast chicken recipe will become one of your weeknight dinner MVPs, a crowd-pleaser for the whole family.
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$2.12
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Panko-Crusted Roast Chicken Thighs with Mustard and Thyme
Erhards Eat

Pistachio Crusted Baked Chicken Tenders Recipe

These Baked Chicken Tenders with Pistachio Coating is an easy 30 minute dinner recipe perfect for both kids and adults! This better for you chicken tender will be your new go-to for busy weeknights this school year!
5
58
30 min
TOTAL TIME
308
CALORIES
$1.51
PER SERVING
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Pistachio Crusted Baked Chicken Tenders Recipe
Lovely Little Kitchen

Coconut Crusted Chicken With Mango Salsa

Try this delicious and unique combination of crunchy coconut crusted chicken served with a tropical mango salsa for a flavorful and unforgettable meal!
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212
40 min
TOTAL TIME
441
CALORIES
$1.21
PER SERVING
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Coconut Crusted Chicken With Mango Salsa
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Tastes of Homemade

Ranch Crusted Air Fried Chicken Thighs

Enjoy the delicious taste of fried chicken without the guilt. These ranch crusted air fried chicken thighs are a healthier alternative that are cooked to perfection every time!
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28 min
TOTAL TIME
332
CALORIES
$1.90
PER SERVING
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Ranch Crusted Air Fried Chicken Thighs
Epicurious

Panko-Crusted Roast Chicken Thighs with Mustard and Thyme

Who isn’t looking for a quick-to-make, easy-to-love dinner for busy weeknights? This roast chicken recipe will become one of your MVPs. Looking for more easy chicken dinners? Check out all of our best chicken thigh recipes.
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$2.12
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Panko-Crusted Roast Chicken Thighs with Mustard and Thyme
Feel Good Foodie

Pecan Crusted Chicken

Simple and easy to make, this pecan crusted chicken is full of flavor and crunch. Baked in the oven, it's an effortless weeknight meal to try
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45 min
TOTAL TIME
767
CALORIES
$2.75
PER SERVING
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Pecan Crusted Chicken
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Cooklist AI

Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Creamy Mustard Sauce

This Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Creamy Mustard Sauce is a beautifully tender and scrumptious entree that packs a punch of flavor. It's undeniably satisfying and a mouthwatering addition to any dinner table.
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50 min
TOTAL TIME
519
CALORIES
$1.04
PER SERVING
Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Creamy Mustard Sauce
Directions
4 STEPS
1
Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a baking dish with olive oil.
2
In a small bowl, combine mayo, Dijon mustard, grated parmesan cheese, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, and black pepper.
3
Place chicken breasts in the prepared baking dish and evenly spread the parmesan mixture over them.
4
Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
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Parmesan Bacon Crusted Chicken Thighs

Parmesan cheese and bacon combine to take boneless chicken thighs from simple to fantastic in this low-carb and Keto recipe. Plus, the prep is quick and easy, so this makes a wonderful, family-friendly weeknight meal. This fabulous low-carb dish is an easy weeknight meal but it tastes like Saturday ...
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15
45 min
TOTAL TIME
417
CALORIES
$1.58
PER SERVING
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Parmesan Bacon Crusted Chicken Thighs
Keto Mojo

Keto Pecan-Crusted Chicken with Mustard Cream Sauce & Asparagus

Chicken cutlets get an irresistibly crunchy, nutty crust and a luscious, creamy mustard sauce in this divine dinner dish.
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$2.43
PER SERVING
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Keto Pecan-Crusted Chicken with Mustard Cream Sauce & Asparagus
Little bits of baking crafting and life

Walnut Crusted Chicken w/ Balsamic Pear Compote

Perfectly crunchy walnut-crusted chicken with a sweet and savory balsamic pear compote - an easy, elegant, and delicious entree for any occasion!
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$2.78
PER SERVING
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Walnut Crusted Chicken w/ Balsamic Pear Compote
A Simple Pantry

Pistachio Crusted Dijon Mustard Chicken

Break away from traditional fare with the flavorful flare of this Pistachio Crusted Dijon Mustard Chicken with spicy cucumber salad! Served on top of a bed of lightly dressed pearled couscous, this dijon mustard chicken is the epitome of fresh spring cooking. 
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224
25 min
TOTAL TIME
722
CALORIES
$2.25
PER SERVING
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Pistachio Crusted Dijon Mustard Chicken
Butter and Baggage

Nut-Crusted Chicken with Lemon and Thyme

Try Nut-Crusted Chicken with Lemon and Thyme for extremely tender chicken breasts with a crunchy and flavorful coating.  Pecans or almonds combined with panko give this dish a thumb's up.
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190
50 min
TOTAL TIME
841
CALORIES
$2.37
PER SERVING
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Nut-Crusted Chicken with Lemon and Thyme
Muy Delish

Panko Crusted Chicken

Panko Crusted Chicken is your perfect dish for weeknight dinner. Your dinner will be ready in around 30 minutes!
1
30 min
TOTAL TIME
359
CALORIES
$2.26
PER SERVING
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Panko Crusted Chicken
The Pioneer Woman

Pretzel-Crusted Chicken with Broccoli

For a simple twist on the usual chicken dinner, try this pretzel-crusted chicken with broccoli. It's an easy weeknight dinner that your whole family will love.
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63
50 min
TOTAL TIME
965
CALORIES
$3.31
PER SERVING
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Pretzel-Crusted Chicken with Broccoli
California Walnuts

Herbed Matzo and Walnut Crusted Chicken

This crunchy chicken is coated with crushed matzo crackers, walnuts and plenty of pepper and herbs.
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90
15
40 min
TOTAL TIME
823
CALORIES
$2.79
PER SERVING
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Herbed Matzo and Walnut Crusted Chicken
How Sweet It Is

Buttermilk Almond Crusted Chicken Fingers

This delicious recipe combines crunchy almond and flavorful buttermilk to create a unique crusted chicken finger that is sure to please the whole family!
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6 hr
TOTAL TIME
911
CALORIES
$4.64
PER SERVING
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Buttermilk Almond Crusted Chicken Fingers
A Duck's Oven - Cape Town

Garlic Crusted Chicken

This garlic crusted chicken is extra crispy, incredibly flavorful, and surprisingly easy to make - perfect for a weeknight dinner!
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23
20 min
TOTAL TIME
599
CALORIES
$2.23
PER SERVING
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Garlic Crusted Chicken
A Sweet Pea Chef

Almond-Crusted Baked Chicken Strips with Homemade Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Try a healthy spin on chicken strips with this baked almond chicken strips recipe, paired with a clean honey mustard dipping sauce that's pure perfection.
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6
30 min
TOTAL TIME
440
CALORIES
$1.33
PER SERVING
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Almond-Crusted Baked Chicken Strips with Homemade Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
Julia Pacheco

Doritos Crusted Chicken Tenders

Crunchy, cheesy, and totally delicious, these Doritos-crusted chicken tenders are the ultimate crowd-pleasing appetizer or main dish!
11
20 min
TOTAL TIME
603
CALORIES
$1.53
PER SERVING
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Doritos Crusted Chicken Tenders
Framed Recipes

Spicy Oats Crusted Chicken Thighs

Stovetop recipe for spicy oats crusted chicken thighs. This is an easy recipe with lots of flavors. You can adjust the spices to your liking and make a milder or spicier version.  With a little planning ahead, these oatmeal crusted chicken makes a delightful meal. You will also find some tips and t...
3 hr 25 min
TOTAL TIME
291
CALORIES
$1.30
PER SERVING
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Spicy Oats Crusted Chicken Thighs
Whisk Affair

Baked Dukkah Crusted Chicken

Dukkah is an Egyptian mix of crushed nuts, spices.Baked Dukkah Crusted Chicken is a tasty dish made with a twist of Egyptian cuisine.
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126
40 min
TOTAL TIME
366
CALORIES
$1.07
PER SERVING
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Baked Dukkah Crusted Chicken
Yellow Bliss Road

Cheddar and Pretzel Crusted Baked Chicken

Cheddar and Pretzel Crusted Baked Chicken is a quick, weeknight chicken dinner recipe that your entire family will love! Kids love the pretzel taste and texture on this fun play on the classic chicken tender!
19 min
TOTAL TIME
938
CALORIES
$4.35
PER SERVING
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Cheddar and Pretzel Crusted Baked Chicken
The Bewitchin' Kitchen

Coconut Crusted Chicken with Thai Chili Sauce

Coconut Crusted Chicken with Thai Chili Sauce. This coconut chicken recipe is an easy and fast meal. It's a family favorite.
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6
17 min
TOTAL TIME
434
CALORIES
$1.22
PER SERVING
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Coconut Crusted Chicken with Thai Chili Sauce
Half Baked Harvest

Quinoa Crusted Chicken Strips with BBQ Honey Mustard.

A great Friday night meal 
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5
1 hr 10 min
TOTAL TIME
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CALORIES
$3.24
PER SERVING
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Quinoa Crusted Chicken Strips with BBQ Honey Mustard.
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