Smoky Oven-Fried Chicken Recipe

Smoky Oven-Fried Chicken Recipe

How To Make Smoky Oven-Fried Chicken

Skip the deep-frying and try this oven-fried chicken marinated in buttermilk, coated with Panko and cornflakes, then baked into crispy golden goodness.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Marinating Time: 2 hours
Total: 3 hours 15 minutes



  • 2cupsbuttermilk
  • 2tbsphot sauce
  • 1tbspMcCormick® Smokehouse Maple Seasoning,divided, plus 2 tsp
  • 1tsponion powder
  • 1tspgarlic powder
  • 2tspkosher salt,divided
  • 1tspground black pepper,divided
  • 8chicken drumsticks
  • 1cupPanko bread crumbs
  • 1cupcorn flakes cereal,crushed
  • nonstick cooking spray,for greasing


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, hot sauce, 2 teaspoons of smokehouse maple seasoning, the onion powder, garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, and ½ teaspoon of pepper.

  2. Add the drumsticks to the marinade and turn to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.

  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and set a wire rack on top.

  4. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the panko, crushed corn flakes, remaining tablespoon of smokehouse maple seasoning, remaining teaspoon of salt, and remaining ½ teaspoon of pepper.

  5. Remove the chicken from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels.

  6. Add the drumsticks to the panko mixture and turn until well coated, pressing the breading into the chicken. Set the chicken on the prepared baking sheet.

  7. Bake for 50 minutes, turning halfway, until golden brown and crispy and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

  8. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 610.52kcal
  • Fat: 30.72g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.56g
  • Trans Fat: 0.13g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.09g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.60g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.99g
  • Fiber: 1.16g
  • Sugar: 7.18g
  • Protein: 54.50g
  • Cholesterol: 249.62mg
  • Sodium: 991.48mg
  • Calcium: 209.51mg
  • Potassium: 798.51mg
  • Iron: 4.68mg
  • Vitamin A: 90.86µg
  • Vitamin C: 8.25mg
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