How Long To Bake Breaded Chicken Breast At 400?

Bake the chicken for 20 to 30 minutes at 400°F or until the internal temperature is 165°F. For extra crispiness, I like to turn the oven to broil in the last few minutes to get the chicken extra crispy.

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Tips to make the chicken extra crispy

  • Don’t dredge too early- Make sure that you dredge your chicken cutlets right before you bake them. Otherwise, the breadcrumbs will become soggy as they sit on the moist surface of the chicken, ruining the crispy outer layer.
  • Coat well in cooking spray- It’s important to have a good covering of cooking spray because this helps the breaded chicken cutlet become crispy and flaky, in a healthier version of fried chicken.
  • Cut the chicken cutlets evenly- To ensure even baking and the chicken cooking at the same rate, cut each cutlet to the same size and thickness. Otherwise, some will be cooked and others will still be raw when you remove them from the oven.
  • Ingredients for Oven Baked Chicken Cutlets

    Both the dredge and the garlic mayo require ingredients. Of course, you’ll also want to use the best chicken you can find. Due to its high protein content and firm texture, which is ideal for shaping into cutlets, we suggest using chicken breast for the cutlets.

    For the garlic mayo, you’ll need:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Spices ( lemon pepper, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and salt)
  • Salt
  • Garlic cloves
  • For the dredge, you’ll need:

    You can make your own breadcrumbs if you have some leftover bread on hand or you can buy breadcrumbs from the store. It’s up to you.

    How Long To Bake Breaded Chicken Breast At 400?

    For spicy tomato sauce:

    2 cups canned or jarred tomato sauce

    1 tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • For the chicken:
  • Season both sides of chicken with salt and black pepper. Place flour in a shallow dish. Place eggs in a separate shallow dish. Combine panko crumbs and Parmesan in a third shallow dish. Dip chicken first in flour, then in the egg and then panko crumb mixture. Transfer chicken to the prepared baking sheet and spray the surface with cooking spray. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until chicken is golden brown and cooked through. Remove from oven.
  • For the sauce:
  • While the chicken is cooking, in a small saucepan, combine tomato sauce, wasabi paste, sugar, chili powder, and cumin. Set pan over medium heat and bring to a simmer, for 10 minutes. Remove pan from heat and reserve 2/3 cup of the sauce.
  • Serve 4 of the chicken breast halves with remaining tomato sauce spooned over top. Reserve remaining chicken and 2/3 cup of the sauce for another use.
  • FAQ

    How long does it take to bake chicken breasts at 400 degrees?

    In a 400°F oven, a medium-sized chicken breast (5 to 6 ounces each) bakes for 20 to 25 minutes. At 400 degrees Fahrenheit, I always bake chicken breasts because the high temperature helps seal in the juices (and the flavor).

    How long do you bake breaded chicken?

    After dipping, coat with the egg mixture and bread crumbs. Gently press the crumbs to adhere. Place the chicken on a baking sheet with a rim and liberally spray both sides with cooking spray. Bake for 25-28 min or until the chicken reaches 165°F.

    Is it better to bake chicken at 350 or 400?

    The range for roasting or baking is 325 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. A good rule of thumb when roasting a whole chicken is to start the oven at 400 to 425 degrees F, reduce the temperature to 350 after 15 minutes, and cook the chicken until the internal temperature registers between 165 and 175 degrees F.

    How long does it take a chicken to cook at 400 degrees?

    Baked in the Oven A boneless, skinless chicken breast that is about an inch thick will take 20 to 30 minutes to cook through when baked in the oven at 400°F. The chicken should be nice and tender and have an internal temperature of 165°F at the very least.

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