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Apr 27, 2008 10:48 AM

Panko Crusted chicken breast - not crispy :(

I tried to make Crispy panko breaded breast, but they came out with a good flavor but a bit soggy. I dusted the breast with flour, dipped in egg, and then pressed the panko into them to cover. I cooked in the oven at 350 until the chicken was done. What did I do wrong. We like them crispy, but this is my first try with panko. Oh and it says on the package that it is honey & butter flavored. Is that common?

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  1. Honey Butter flavored? I think you may have your answer right there. I've only used plain. I wonder what exactly is in them...

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    1. re: caviar_and_chitlins

      When I bought them I had no idea that there were flavors. In small print at the top it says "with honey & butter." The ingredients are wheat flour, dextrose, shortening, yeast, salt & honey. It didn't have much of a honey flavor at all. I need to look for plain ones, but I want to use up this bag first.

      1. re: danhole

        I agree with the others about the heat. That was my first impression until I saw the flavor part- I need to look closely to avoid that! When I saw the bit about them being flavored, I thought that something in there might be weighing the crumbs down, and it still might be the case.

        Try the higher heat, and if it doesn't work... toss 'em. :p

    2. Too much egg/moisture maybe? The sides of the pan used to roast the chicken should be low so that the air circulates. Roasting them on a rack would might help. Try a 400 degree oven.

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      1. re: Romanmk

        I was thinking about using a rack next time. I did spray them with olive oil to help crisp them up, but maybe I used too much.

        1. re: danhole

          More oil if you're not going to pan fry them, and a higher temp.

      2. hotter oven, less juices and I would use plain Panko. I did one that I found somewhere with buttermilk parmesan and Panko and it was the soggiest worst mess I ever pulled out of the oven. Ick.

        1. I always spray my baked chicken with olive oil spray and that gives the chicken a nice crispy coating. I usually coat my chicken with mustard instead of flour and egg. It gives it a wonderful zing.

          1. "Oh and it says on the package that it is honey & butter flavored. Is that common?"

            For Japanese brands, honey-flavored is common but I've never come across honey and butter. What brand are you using?

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            1. re: pharmnerd

              It is Hituji brand. It just says "with honey and butter." When I googled panko I noticed there were other brands that had honey in them, as well. But when I googled this particular brand it was mostly in japanese, which I am not familiar with.

              1. re: danhole

                I have a scallop recipe that calls for mixing the panko with olive oil before coating and they come out nice and crispy.

                1. re: delong99

                  How would that work with the egg? Should I skip the eggs?