Oven-Fried Recipes: Skip the Extra Oil

Oven-Fried Buttermilk Chicken
No greasy regret included in these crunchy dishes! These oven-fried recipes use clever breading ingredients and minimal fat to achieve their golden-brown crust. Read on for fish, pork chops, fries, and a few of our favorite oven-fried chicken recipes.

Oven-Fried Pork Chops

Forget a panful of hot oil. Just two tablespoons of butter are all you need to perfectly brown four thick, juicy pork chops. Take dinner over the top by serving them alongside our sweet, zingy corn relish.

Avocado Fries

Stick with us on this one, and you may have a new fave oven-fried recipe. If you love creamy avocado and crunchy breading, these tortilla-chip-crusted dippers belong on your plate -- pronto.

Coconut Shrimp with Mango Rice Pilaf

A gingery mixture of crushed shredded wheat crackers and flaked coconut coats these succulent no-fry shrimp. The only cooking fat in the recipe is nonstick cooking spray.

Oven-Fried Chicken with Tomato Gravy

Chicken and tomatoes are a classic combination. And when you coat the chicken in a yogurt-and-honey mixture, then dip it in cornflakes as a breading, you've got a meal that's way beyond delicious.

Try our low-fat alternative to fried chicken: Baked fried chicken! See our secret ingredient that makes the different in flavor (Hint: You likely already have it in your fridge).

Oven-Fried Chicken 101

Watch our step-by-step guide to creating juicy chicken that crisps up beautifully in your oven. We promise it's easy!


Cheesy Tots

Cheesy potatoes (made bite-size and baked) taste even better when dunked in sour cream-sriracha dipping sauce.

Fried Smashed Potatoes

A light brush of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, pepper, parsley, and Parmesan are all you need to turn plain ol' potatoes into oven-fried crowd-pleasers.

Sweet Herbed Oven-Fried Chicken

What's the secret to this chicken's delish savory, crunchy exterior? Two types of cereal and some snipped fresh basil.

Spicy Oven-Baked Fish and Sweet Potato Fries

A double dip in flour and chili-spiked bread crumbs gives these flaky, oven-baked fish fillets their irresistible crunch. 

Chicken with Pretzels and Couscous

Ever thought to coat chicken breasts with crushed pretzels and chopped peanuts? You should! It's one of the more delicious breadings for oven-fried chicken—and it tastes divine dipped into creamy honey mustard. (Recipe for that included, too!)

Oven-Fried Chicken

Use crushed cornflakes or buttery cracker crumbs to make this classic oven-fried chicken recipe -- either way is delish! And if you're looking for variations, we've included how to make a Parmesan flavor and how to bake them up as boneless chicken tenders.

Fish Tortas with Mexican Cocktail Sauce

Fresh tilapia coated in cornflakes and three spices makes for a mean sandwich. Top with homemade cocktail sauce, cheese, pickles, and avocado.

Baked French Toast Strips with Apricot Dipping Sauce

You'll never guess the heart-healthy breading on these no-fry French toast strips...so we'll just tell you. It's flaxseed! Serve these strips with our three-ingredient apricot sauce for a memorable brunch -- or maybe breakfast-for-dinner!

Oven-Fried Veggies

A well-seasoned mixture of Parmesan and panko bread crumbs are the key to the crunchy appeal of these mixed veggies. They're equally delish served as a side dish or, alongside dressing for dipping, as an easy party appetizer.

Greek Eggplant Fries

Fries don't have to actually be fried. This from-the-oven recipe is made from sliced eggplant, panko bread crumbs, and Parmesan. Top it with a feta-Greek yogurt mixture for a sweet-and-salty flavor.

Crispy Almond Fish with Potato Crisps

Dipped once in flour and again in finely chopped almonds and bread crumbs, these flaky fillets bake to crunchy perfection with just a small drizzle of oil -- not a whole fryer full!

Sweet Potato Fries

Crunchy fries with fluffy interiors are completely achievable in the oven -- case in point, this tasty sweet potato version. The secret? Bake 'em on foil, and remember to turn them halfway through the cook time!

Oven-Fried Buttermilk Chicken

Comfort food doesn't get much better! And this better-for-you version -- coated in a crunchy cornflakes crust -- is comfortingly lower in fat and calories than its deep-fried cousin.

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