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

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

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.

Things You'll Need

  • Whole chicken or cut-up chicken
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Salt
  • Ranch or ketchup
  • Corn oil

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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.

Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F.

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

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

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.

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.

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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