How to Make Chicken Wings, Tenders or Breasts in a Small Toaster Oven

You don't need a big oven to make good chicken wings, tenders or breasts.You can cook up a great meal using an often-present but often-overlooked appliance: your toaster oven. While most people just use a toaster oven for toasting breads or melting cheeses, it primarily is an oven and can handle typical oven tasks, just on a smaller scale. By reducing your chicken recipes down to size, you can make chicken wings, tenders or breasts in a small toaster oven.

Cut whole chicken into pieces to use in a small toaster oven. (Image: Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Things You'll Need

  • Whole chicken or cut-up chicken

  • Red pepper flakes

  • Salt

  • Ranch or ketchup

  • Corn oil

Step 1

Locate a small pan that fits into your toaster oven. Take a napkin and blot it with corn oil. Rub the pan with the corn oil.

Step 2

Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 3

Place the chicken pieces on the pan, leaving a little bit of space between the pieces.

Step 4

Sprinkle a desired amount of salt and red pepper flakes onto each piece.

Step 5

Put the pan of chicken into the small toaster oven. Let it cook for about 15 minutes. Remove the pan using oven mitts. Carefully flip each piece.

Step 6

Put the pan back in the toaster oven. Cook for another 15 minutes. Test the doneness of the chicken by inserting a meat thermometer into the meatiest part of one of the pieces. Do not let the thermometer rest on a bone, otherwise you will get a false reading. Chicken is safe to eat once it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

Step 7

Remove the pan from the toaster oven. Let the chicken cool slightly before serving with ranch or ketchup for dipping sauce, if desired.

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