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    The 35 BEST Baked Chicken Recipes

    Baked Chicken Recipes are for your Rescue to that forever question: “what’s for dinner? If you have some chicken, we’ve got you covered here. The best part? All of these chicken recipes are baked in your oven. That means minimum hand on prep or cook time for you. Let your trusty oven cook one fabulous, delicious meal for you.

    When chicken is baked in the oven, it creates moist, tender and juicy meals with amazing flavors, all marrying when baked inside that enclosed heated environment. We have compiled this list of Baked Chicken Recipes, which includes all your favorite cuts of chicken.

    From how to make juicy baked chicken breasts, to crispy delicious wings, to chicken thighs braised in some great sauces, to fajitas and tacos to pizzas. This list has it all.

    The 35 Best Baked Chicken Recipes.

    These recipes are tried and tested, and will guide you how to bake these different parts of chicken, at what temperature and for how long. You are all set for some winner, winner Chicken dinners…

    1. Garlic Herb Butter Roast Chicken

    We are starting this list with this perfect Roast Chicken. It comes out of the oven with golden brown, crispy skin with juicy tender meat and great flavors. Life is so easy with this roast chicken. It’s roasted with garlic butter, rosemary, parsley, lemon, and a hint of white wine. So much better than rotisserie chicken.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites


    2. Mediterranean Braised Chicken with Apricots

    This gorgeous Mediterranean braised chicken is your coq au vin taken to the next level! Baking it in oven creates so many layers of flavor, yet so easy. Impress your guests or save it for yourself, the choice is yours!

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    3. Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

    Sweet, Savory, Sticky, Saucy… Meet your new favorite meal prep option. This baked honey mustard chicken only takes 10 minutes of your time, the oven does the rest! Juicy, tender, succulent, fall of the bone meat with crispy golden brown skin, covered in a sweet and savory honey mustard glaze.

    This one pan wonder of chicken is an absolute you-need-in-your-life kind of thing. Just save it for those lazy, tired, don’t want to cook, yet need to eat days!

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    4. Chicken Provençal 

    Take a peek into this pot. Beautiful golden brown chicken braised in white wine, nestled between eye catching olives, plump cherry tomatoes, oh-so French shallots, tangy capers and plenty of garlic and herbs. Life can’t be more beautiful! This is what your oven can do with just a few minutes of hands on work.

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    5. Creamy Lemon Chicken

    Easy and delicious! This chicken can make for a relatively easy week night meal, but looks and tastes so good it will impress guests as well. Serve it with orzo, pearled couscous or bread! On it’s own, great for the keto crowd!

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    6. Pesto Bruschetta Chicken

    This gorgeous dish highlights two summer favorites: fresh basil and vine ripe tomatoes! It’s a great keto meal prep option, only 10 minutes of prep time and then your trusty old oven does the rest.

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    7. Chicken Jollof Rice

    Chicken Jollof Rice – This colorful and tasty one pot meal is a West African classic. This vibrant, flavorful chicken and rice dish is spiced and stewed in a tomato based broth and seasoned with curry powder, thyme and scotch bonnet peppers. This is a rice dish you are gonna love!!

    Simple preparation, then in the oven it goes. Impress your guests with this easy and exotic treat !

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    8. Juicy Oven Baked Chicken Breasts

    This Oven Baked Chicken recipe is perfect. Cooking chicken breast is always tricky, as chances of it coming out of the oven dry and overcooked is always high. Not with this recipe. It’s perfectly juicy, tender and full of flavors every single time.

    Get the Recipe @ diethood


    9. Herb and Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken

    Say hello to summer with this beautiful, citrussy chicken dish loaded with herbs, oranges and fresh lemons. It’s a simple citrus marination on chicken. When baked till fall of the bone tender, the meat is a pretty sight to see. It’s perfect for weeknight meals or special occasions!

     Get the Recipe @ thecomfortofcooking


    10. Baked Chicken Tenders

    Do you avoid chicken tenders because they are greasy and fried? No more… These oven baked chicken tenders are coated in breadcrumbs, spices and parmesan cheese. They come out perfectly crispy outside, with juicy tender meat. No need for restaurant chicken tenders. This is what your kids are going to ask for every week.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo


    11. Chicken Souvlaki

    Souvlaki, a Greek classic. If you are looking for some Greek themed Pita Night, these are a MUST. A simple lemon garlic herb marinade is all you need to whip up, then let the chicken soak up all the flavors. They are delicious when baked in the oven.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven


    12. Cuban Mojo Chicken

    This marinated, baked, Cuban Mojo chicken is so juicy and so tender. Chicken is marinated in zesty, flavorful mojo marinade and oven baked to perfection. Your friends and family will love these new fresh, zesty, citrussy flavors. Oh, and the best part? It’s really easy to make! Thanks to your oven…

    Get the Recipe @ easychickenrecipes


    13. Baked Teriyaki Chicken & Broccoli

    Teriyaki Chicken… No need to order take out. You can create the same delicious teriyaki flavors with an easy homemade Teriyaki sauce. This easy backed chicken recipe has great Asian flavors. Just what you need on a bowl of rice.. A great contender for busy weeknight meals.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious


    14. Baked Chicken Parmesan

    Most chicken parmesan recipes take tons of effort and a lot longer to prepare. Not this one… This recipe is so much easier. Healthy oven baked chicken parmesan is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, with no frying required. All this in under 30 minutes. Healthy can be tasty and easy!

    Get the Recipe @ gimmedelicious


    15. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

    Are you craving some Mexican tonight? Make a big batch of these fajitas on a sheet pan for an easy baked meal. They are your answer if feeding a large crowd. If cooking for just yourself, you end with plenty leftovers and you can use them many different ways the next dew days…

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy


    16. Sheet Pan Chicken with Rainbow Vegetables

    This is a healthy one-pan meal with chicken, broccoli, sweet potatoes and zucchini baked with lemon and parmesan. So many colors and flavors in one single dish. You can customize this meal with whatever veggies you have available. Sheet pan meals are the way to go for bulk cooking or for large crowds.

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated


    17. Lemon Roasted Chicken with Potatoes

    Looking for an easy weeknight meal recipe? All you need is some chicken and potatoes with a few other pantry staples. A dressing of lemon spice goes over, and then chicken is baked to fall of the bone perfection. Minimum hands on prep time and let the oven do all the hard work for you.  

    Get the Recipe @ littlebroken


    18. Chicken Margherita Pizza

    Is there any night better than pizza night? Skip the takeout and enjoy this delicious homemade chicken Margherita pizza when the pizza cravings hit hard. It’s so simple, yet delicious topped with grilled chicken (you can use some leftover rotisserie chicken instead, too), tomatoes and plenty of mozzarella and fresh basil… Yumm.

    Get the Recipe @ easychickenrecipes


    19. Greek Chicken Traybake

    Do you like Mediterranean meals? Try these Greek flavors! This dish packed with red and yellow peppers, cherry tomatoes, red onions, olives, wedges of lemon and loads of garlic and basil. This is a great one pan dish to serve to please everyone. 

    Get the Recipe @ everylastbite


    20. Oven Fried Chicken

    Feel like fried chicken without actually frying? Try making it in the oven with this amazing recipe. It will end up just like fried chicken, without extra fat and grease. Comfort food at its HEALTHY BEST.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy


    21. Oven Baked Chicken and Rice

    Mouthwatering baked chicken and rice… all made in the oven! Dinner doesn’t get any better than this one dish wonder! It’s jam packed with great flavors… It’s a winner of a chicken dinner!

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites


    22. Baked Chicken Tacos

    These baked chicken tacos are the way to go if feeding a large crowd or for get togethers. They are delicious chicken bites with melty cheese all over… Easy meal without any stress.

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie


    23. Baked Hawaiian Chicken Meatballs

    Hawaiian Chicken Meatballs are sweet, savory and tangy. This is great as meal prep option that can take care of your weekly lunches. Make a big batch and you can serve them as an appetizer for your next potluck or get together too. All baked in the oven… Easy peasy.

    Get the Recipe @ easychickenrecipes


    24. Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

    Now who wouldn’t like to dig into perfectly crispy baked buffalo wings baked in easy homemade buffalo sauce? They are perfect for big game days, potlucks or some weekend fun nights. Make a big batch and watch them disappear fast.

    Get the Recipe @ kitchensanctuary


    25. Baked Parmesan Chicken Wings

    Wings don’t need to be fried. These chicken wings are baked crisp, yet they are fall off the bone tender. They’re coated with an irresistible parmesan cheese, parsley and chili flakes mixture. Make a big batch, as they are going to disappear fast.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks


    26. Chicken Enchiladas

    Chicken Enchiladas, everybody’s favorite to order at Mexican restaurants. Make this easy baked dish in your home. It’s jam packed with flavors and loaded with melty cheese. Finger licking delicious.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy


    27. Cheesy Baked Chicken with Mushrooms

    Chicken breast is baked covered with lots of mozzarella along with mushrooms. All you need is a side of pasta like cous cous or orzo and some quick salad. This is an easy weeknight baked chicken recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ diethood


    28. Balsamic Baked Chicken Breast with Mozzarella

    Another super easy dish. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts baked in balsamic vinegar, along with grape tomatoes, onion and some garlic. All this gets coated generously with tons of mozzarella. End result is a pleasure to the eyes and an ultimate cozy comfort.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites


    29. Chicken Cordon Bleu

    Have you cooked this French classic in your home? Chicken breast is first stuffed with yummy ham and melty Swiss cheese and baked to crispy perfection. If you are looking some fancy tasty dinner, this is it. With step-by-step instructions, you can make an easy homemade version of a classic French dish in under hour.

    Get the Recipe @ dinnerthendessert


    30. Easy Baked Chicken Meatballs

    These Easy Baked Chicken Meatballs turn out absolutely delicious. They are a one skillet dinner, appetizer or snack. Make a big, hassle free batch for potlucks or get togethers, or whenever meatball cravings hit you hard.

    Get the Recipe @ tippsinthekitch


    31. Baked Chicken Empanadas

    Empanadas, a classic favorite in so many Latin countries. Now you can make them in your home, not fried, but a baked chicken version. You can have the same delicious flavors, yet they are a lighter and healthier option. No frying… no grease… no mess. All win win.

    Great for get togethers as party finger food. They will be polished off fast, so it’s safer to make a big batch.

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie


    32. Easy Chicken Alfredo Bake

    Easy pasta meal with chicken… This Chicken Alfredo Bake. So easy, so delicious. Penne pasta in a rich and creamy sauce is mixed with chicken breast, then topped with cheese and baked to perfection. It’s hearty and delicious comfort in a bowl.

    Get the Recipe @ easychickenrecipes


    33. Baked Pesto Chicken with Olives and Feta

    If you’re a fan of pesto, this easy dish can’t be missed. When chicken is baked with creamy basil pesto sauce along with olives and feta, it creates magic and results in wonderful flavors.

    We advise you to use low sodium feta cheese instead of regular for this dish. It’s easy to prepare, it’s delicious and it will soon be added to your weekly dinner rotation. Basil pesto lends an amazing flavor to this baked chicken recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ diethood


    34. Chicken Pot Pie

    This traditional chicken pot pie recipe is the absolute best. It’s made from scratch with a flaky, buttery, double crust and a creamy chicken and vegetable filling. It’s the ultimate cozy, cold-weather comfort food dinner!

    Get the Recipe @ theseasonedmom


    35. Creamy White Chicken Lasagna

    We are ending the list with lasagna made with chicken!! Try making your lasagna a little differently, by swapping ground meat for shredded cooked chicken. White Chicken Lasagna is easy to make and jam packed with flavors. You will love this twist on regular lasagna if looking for new flavors of same comfort food.

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie


    Well, now you have all these easy options for your “what to cook tonight with chicken?” nights. All of them will require minimum hands on prep or cooking, and the rest is taken care of in the oven.

    Pin or bookmark these great Baked Chicken Recipes and have hassle free, delicious meals. Keep on baking and have fun…

    Baked chicken recipes.

    The 35 BEST Baked Chicken Mains

    Yield: 3 servings
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 1 hour
    Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

    This great collection of easy Baked Chicken Recipes will give you plenty of ideas for tasty weeknight dinners with minimal effort! One of my favorites is this easy honey mustard chicken:

    Ingredients

    • 5-6 chicken drumsticks
    • 2 Tbsp honey
    • 1 Tbsp grainy mustard
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1/4 cup soy sauce
    • 1/2 cup chicken broth (you can use 1 cup if want more sauce)
    • 4-5 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
    • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder

    Instructions

        1. Mix all ingredients except chicken and broth. Pour mixture over chicken and marinate in fridge 1 hour to overnight (optional).
        2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
        3. Add chicken to baking dish and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes (until internal temperature reaches 165°F). Broil the last few minutes to get a golden brown color.

    Notes

    1. Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!

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