Chex Oven Fried Chicken
Chex Oven Fried Chicken

There are three secrets to making fantastic oven fried chicken.

One: The dipping order. Crumbs, then egg, then crumbs again.

Two: Always let the chicken rest in the fridge and get cold for half an hour after you’ve breaded it.

Three: Pouring melted margarine over the top. Not in the egg mix, it has to be over the top.

If you follow these three rules, you will have amazing oven fried chicken every single time. I guarantee it. It works like magic. The breading doesn’t fall off and you seriously have mouth watering, crispy as heck chicken that you didn’t have to deep fry!

Let’s be honest, who wants to deep fry anything in the summer? Hot oil smoking up your house? Umm, no thanks.

You can also cook this on a baking sheet in the BBQ, so you don’t have to heat up your house!

I was sent some boxes of Chex cereal to come up with a recipe and this would be my creation! Chex is gluten free and the first thing I thought of was my oven fried chicken recipe. I haven’t made it in a while and the chance to make it gluten free was exactly what I was looking for.

You also want to use margarine in this recipe as it doesn’t burn like butter does, it has a higher smoke point. Don’t be tempted to switch, not when you are cooking at 400 F!

Now, you have to remember the three important things I started this post with. That’s how you make some seriously divine oven fried chicken!

Happy cooking everyone!





Crispy oven friend chicken using Chex as a coating, gluten free never tasted so good!


Chex Oven Fried Chicken (gluten free)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Crispy oven friend chicken using Chex as a coating, gluten free never tasted so good!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chex Oven Fried Chicken
Servings: 8
Calories: 337 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 1 1/2 cups of finely crushed Rice Chex cereal
  • 2 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • two large eggs
  • 1/3 cup melted margarine
  1. Place crushed Chex and seasoning in a bowl; combine.
  2. Whisk the eggs in a bowl.
  3. Dip each chicken thigh in the crumbs, then the egg mixture then back in the crumbs to fully coat.
  4. Place chicken thighs on a baking sheet.
  5. Drizzle the melted margarine over the top of the chicken thighs, coating each as much as you can.
  6. Place in the fridge for half a hour.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the chicken reaches a temperature of 185. (chicken thighs are better when cooked slightly longer!)
Nutrition Facts
Chex Oven Fried Chicken (gluten free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 337 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 221mg 9%
Potassium 247mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 11%
Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 15.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclosure: I am part of the Summer With Chex Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.


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  1. Hazel Turner Reply

    Can you use coconut oil, margarine is so bad for you. It defeats the healthy cooking idea.

  2. Tamara Lisko Reply

    I have tried to make my own and they sucked…lol…I am glad they are a similar price now to regular store bought

  3. MelissaBussone Reply

    Sorry I saw up above where you mentioned not to use butter because it could burn because the temperature is 400 thank you

  4. MelissaBussone Reply

    Hi what temp do I bake the chicken at? Sorry I couldn’t find that information anywhere. Thank you kindly, Missy

  5. Hi Karlynn, I have to ask what is Old Bay Seasoning and where do you purchase it?

    • thekitchenmagpie Reply

      Maxine _Z It’s one of my FAVORITE chicken seasonings and you can buy it anywhere! I’ve seen it at Walmart and Safeway for sure. 

  6. The Kitchen Magpie Reply

    Rice for gluten free, any other kind for a crunch is fine. I wouldn’t um, use the honey one though…. I’ll put Rice in the recipe.

  7. Barb Overton Reply

    What kind of Chex? Rice, wheat, what? Or is there only the one kind now?

  8. Shanon Warner Reply

    Do you rest it in the fridge before or after the margarine?

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