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Panko Baked Chicken Thighs

These Panko Baked Chicken Thighs are very crunchy and flavorful. They make a great weeknight dinner or are perfect for the weekend.
Categories Easy Dinner
Difficulty Easy
Keyword baked breaded chicken thighs, breaded chicken thighs, panko chicken thighs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 501 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef


  • 8 chicken thighs bone-in and skin-on
  • 2 tsp kosher salt divided
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper divided
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp granulated onion
  • 1 cup chickpea/garbanzo flour
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce I use Cholula or Tapatio
  • 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs unseasoned


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a rimmed baking sheet with tin foil or parchment paper (this will make cleanup a lot easier).
  2. In a shallow dish or bowl, combine the chickpea or garbanzo flour, 1 tsp. kosher salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper.
  3. In another shallow dish or bowl, combine the eggs, almond milk, hot sauce, 1/2 tsp. kosher salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper.
  4. Finally, in a third shallow dish or bowl, combine the panko breadcrumbs with 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, 1/2 tsp. paprika, 1/4 tsp. black pepper, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, and 1/4 tsp. granulated onion and stir to combine.
  5. One thigh at a time, dredge into the seasoned chickpea flour mixture, shaking off any excess, followed by the egg mixture, and finally in the panko mixture.
  6. Once fully coated in the panko mixture, place onto the baking tray, skin-side-up, and repeat with the rest of the thighs.
  7. Place into the oven and bake until the thighs are golden brown and the chicken is completely cooked through, about 45 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts
Panko Baked Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 501 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 8.1g41%
Cholesterol 203.9mg68%
Sodium 227.7mg9%
Carbohydrates 19.7g7%
Fiber 2.9g12%
Sugar 2.5g3%
Protein 34.5g69%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.