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Panko Breaded Juicy Chicken Breasts

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Juicy breaded panko chicken breasts are some of our family's favorite!


  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 3/4 - 1 cup cooking oil
  • 1 cup flour, divided
  • 2/3 cup panko
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt, Lawry's
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoon milk
  • Pinch salt & pepper


  1. Place chicken breasts, one at a time, into a plastic bag. Flatten using a rolling pin or meat hammer until they are uniformly 1/2 - 3/4 inch thick. Repeat until each breast is pounded out. Cut breasts into palm-sized pieces.
  2. Mix together 1/2 cup flour, panko, salt, garlic powder, seasoning salt, cayenne, and onion powder. Set aside. In separate bowl, mix egg and milk. In another bowl, place 1/2 cup flour with a few shakes of salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Using a fork, dunk each piece of chicken first in the flour, then into the egg wash, and finally coat with the panko mixture. Make sure in each step the breast is coated completely. Fry over medium to medium high heat in preheated oil until golden brown on both sides and inside is no longer pink, approximately 6-7 minutes depending on your stove.
  4. Remove from oil and let sit for 3-4 minutes on a wire rack before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 365Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 301mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 18g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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Monday 7th of March 2016

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Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

i like to frie my chicken this same way except i like to frie it til it gets the perfect golden color and then i finish it in the oven until it is completely cooked. turns out beutiful and moist. my questin though is if the breading will stick to the chicken better if you only use the egg whites in the wash instead of the whole egg.


Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

I'm not sure! Let me know what you think if you try it that way.

M. Cook

Monday 16th of April 2012

I try to make salmon which is marinated, i pat the panko on top, but when i try to pour the marinade on top so the panko isn't just dry and crumbly, two things happen: 1) b/c the marinade has sesame oil, it rolls off without affecting the panko 2) some panko falls off with the pressure of pouring marinade on top.

any suggestions on getting the panko wet before baking? thx! Mark


Monday 16th of April 2012

Often I will toss my panko in some melted butter if I'm going to be baking it as opposed to frying it. Also, the best way to coat almost anything with panko and make it stick it to first dredge in flour, then coat in an egg/milk wash, then roll in panko. If you are frying the panko breaded salmon in oil you don't need any fats in the crumb. If you are baking it try tossing the panko in melted butter before you put it on the salmon. Hope that helps!


Saturday 7th of January 2012

This was REALLY REALLY AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for posting this recipe!!! The kids and all of us loved it!

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Thursday 1st of December 2011

Panko bread crumbs are ideal for deep fried foods. They taste good and create a deliciously crunchy crust.

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