Baked Paprika Chicken

Succulent chicken thighs are coated in a mixture of breadcrumbs, cheese, paprika and garlic and baked until golden and crispy. A grownup version of chicken nuggets, I guess. You don’t get much sauce with this dish so I normally serve with a mushroom sauce and veggies.

Skinless chicken thighs?

You can use the chicken thighs skinless or with the skin on. The leaner version you get without skin. If you prefer, use boneless chicken and roll the thighs up before you dip into the crust mixture.

Also try the Hearty Chicken Casserole, Gentse waterzooi: Belgian chunky chicken stew or the Barbecued Chicken Drumsticks.

baked Chicken-Paprika

Baked Paprika Chicken in a cheesy Crust

Baked chicken with a yummy crust is the perfect comfort food. Just prepare, set it in the oven and let it cook by itself. Try the easy peasy recipe.
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Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course, Meat
Cuisine International
Servings 4 yields
Calories 660 kcal


  • 1 kg chicken thighs
  • 1 egg
  • salt & black pepper
  • 60 g breadcrumbs of white bread
  • 40 g cheddar cheese grated or Parmesan
  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Lightly beat the egg together with a pinch of salt and pepper and set to one side.
  • Mix the breadcrumbs, cheese, paprika and garlic together in a shallow dish and set to one side.
  • Dip each chicken thigh into the beaten egg and then coat completely with the breadcrumb mixture. Place the chicken into a baking dish. Sprinkle any remaining breadcrumb mixture over the chicken and lightly drizzle with olive oil.
  • Cover and bake for 40 minutes. Remove the cover and continue to bake for 20 minutes until the crust is ready.


Serving: 1yieldCalories: 660kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 47gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 296mgSodium: 381mgPotassium: 590mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 847IUCalcium: 128mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Chicken, ovendish
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