The secret to the crispy texture of this chicken is its longer cooking time and placement in the oven. To prevent sticking, don’t forget to spray a non-stick pan generously with olive oil cooking spray. The addition of spices and yogurt contributes a zesty tang to this flavorful and nutritious dish.

This recipe uses our Special Reserve Red Chile Powder to give this traditional comfort food a New Mexican twist!

Fusion Buenos Own Oven Baked Chicken 2

Bueno’s Own Oven-Baked Chicken

This recipe is our spin on old-fashioned crispy fried chicken, without the excess fat. We use chicken thighs as they retain their moisture during cooking.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Comfort Food, Fusion
Servings 6 4 oz. Servings
Calories 270 kcal


  • Non-stick olive or canola oil cooking spray
  • 6 skinless chicken thighs bone-in
  • 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1 Ziploc type plastic bag
  • 1 cup Italian style bread crumbs
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. BUENO® Special Reserve Chile Powder
  • tsp. BUENO® Oregano crushed
  • ½ tsp. BUENO® Ground Cumin


  • Preheat oven to 400º.
  • Coat non-stick baking pan with a generous spray of olive or canola oil (to prevent chicken from sticking to pan).
    Non-stick olive or canola oil cooking spray
  • Place chicken in a bowl of ice water and set aside.
    6 skinless chicken thighs
  • Place yogurt in another bowl and set aside.
    1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • In Ziploc bag, combine bread crumbs, flour, chile powder, oregano and cumin.
    1 Ziploc type plastic bag, 1 cup Italian style bread crumbs, ½ cup all-purpose flour, 2 Tbsp. BUENO® Special Reserve Chile Powder, 1½ tsp. BUENO® Oregano, ½ tsp. BUENO® Ground Cumin
  • Remove pieces of chicken from ice water one at a time and dip in yogurt, shaking out excess.
  • Put each chicken piece in bag, seal or hold tightly and shake to coat chicken. Shake out excess.
  • Transfer to baking sheet.
  • Repeat process until all pieces are breaded.
  • Spray the chicken lightly with non-stick spray.
    Non-stick olive or canola oil cooking spray
  • Place the baking pan on the bottom shelf of the oven and bake at 400º for 1 hour, turning the pieces every 20 minutes to ensure even browning.


Calories: 270kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 27gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 317mgPotassium: 462mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1513IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 120mgIron: 4mg
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