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How To Make Breading Stick to a Baked Chicken

author image Jennifer Loucks
Jennifer Loucks has been writing since 1998. She previously worked as a technical writer for a software development company, creating software documentation, help documents and training curriculum. She now writes hobby-based articles on cooking, gardening, sewing and running. Loucks also trains for full marathons, half-marathons and shorter distance running. She holds a Bachelor of Science in animal science and business from University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
How To Make Breading Stick to a Baked Chicken
Use flour, egg and breadcrumbs to coat chicken. Photo Credit: noblige/iStock/Getty Images

Making the bread coating stick to baked chicken is not as difficult as you may think. The trick to making the breading stick is to dry the surface of the chicken, and then create a glue-like surface with a flour and egg blend. As a result, breadcrumbs adhere to the surface, creating a crispy outside that helps keep the meat moist. Breading that sticks to the chicken has a similar texture to the fried alternative, but is lower in fat and calories.

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Step 1

Measure the flour and pour it into one of the shallow bowls. Crack two eggs into a second shallow bowl and beat it with a fork to combine the white and yolk.

Step 2

Pour the breadcrumbs into a third shallow bowl and mix in salt, pepper and other seasonings, if desired. You can use preseasoned breadcrumbs and skip adding your own.

Step 3

Line up the bowls in the order of flour, eggs and breadcrumbs, to make it easy to coat the chicken.

Step 4

Pat the chicken with a paper towel to dry the surface before adding the breading.

Step 5

Roll the chicken into the flour to coat evenly. Tap the chicken to remove excess flour.

Step 6

Dip the coated chicken in egg, and then roll it in the breadcrumbs to coat it evenly.

Step 7

Place the chicken on a greased baking pan immediately after coating it with breadcrumbs.

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