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    The 40 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…

    The Best Baked Chicken Recipes:

    1. 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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    2. Peruvian Chicken (Pollo a la Brasa)

    This roasted chicken is a total flavor Bomb! Tender, juicy, beautifully crisped up chicken loaded with awesome bold, delicious flavors. This isn’t your regular rotisserie chicken. Just imagine 10 times more flavorful. 

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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 one of our favorite baked chicken recipes.

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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. Coq au Vin

    If you’ve never tried Coq au Vin, one bite is all it’s going to take for you to realize why it’s one of the most famous dishes out of France!

    Chicken is braised into tender submission in an herb infused red wine gravy, along with veggies and aromatics for good measure.

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    7. Chicken Marbella

    Chicken Marbella is a signature dish from the famous Silver Palate cookbook, and features tender chicken baked with an out of this world delicious sauce. It’s a great company meal that will always impress.

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    8. 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…

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    9. Mediterranean Chicken Skillet

    This Mediterranean Chicken Skillet is a one skillet meal from stovetop-to oven-to table. It’s easy, healthy and tastes delicious!

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    10. 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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    11. Chicken Souvlaki

    This Greek Chicken Souvlaki is beautifully marinated chicken bites, skewered and cooked to perfection.

    We love it with pita bread, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives and feta cheese.

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    12. Garlic Parmesan Wings

    Move over Buffalo wings… These Garlic Parmesan Wings are the new show stopper at the get togethers and parties, not to mention all future game days.

    Some garlic, some parm and loads of butter is all you need is to make these finger licking wings, which everyone can’t have enough of.

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    13. Piri Piri Chicken (Nando’s Chicken)

    Make the famous Nando’s Chicken at home with this ultra-delicious Piri Piri Chicken recipe.

    This traditional Portuguese dish, where your chicken is marinated in piri piri sauce, will be bursting with amazing flavors. After marinating, grill to perfection and serve this spicy Mediterranean dish with a salad and rice.

    Try a glass of chilled Portuguese wine to compliment this tantalizing meal!

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    14. Smothered Chicken

    Smothered Chicken… Classic Soul Food that will warm up your body and soul. This is a comfort food that generations have grown up on.

    Perfectly seasoned chicken gets a little bit of beautiful golden brown color first. Then it gets smothered till fall of the bone tender in the most delicious, luscious creamy and rich gravy.

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    15. Baked BBQ Chicken

    This easy Baked BBQ Chicken is perfectly tender and juicy, with a sticky sweet barbecue glaze that you won’t be able to get enough of. 

    You’re going to love the ease of this recipe, which is a great weeknight dinner option to feed your hungry crowd.

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    16. Harissa Chicken

    Harissa Chicken is a hugely flavorful dish using my new favorite flavor bomb, North African harissa.

    This recipe is a one pot wonder with chicken, potatoes, carrots and chickpeas, and it takes only a few minutes of your hands on time.

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    17. Sticky Asian Wings

    Crispy baked wings, that are tender and juicy inside, are tossed with the ultimate Asian sticky sauce.

    They’re savory and sweet, with just a hint of kick, and get enhanced with a good sprinkling of sesame seeds. These wings are just too good…

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    18. Pollo Asado

    his Pollo Asado recipe is a must try. Chicken is marinated in a blend of citrus juices and plenty of great Latin flavors, giving you tender, juicy, delicious results.

    It can be cooked on the grill, roasted, or pan seared. Whatever cooking method you choose, you’re in for a treat.

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    19. Sheet Pan Chicken with Vegetables

    Sheet Pan dinners, the perfect answer to fuss free weeknight meals! This Sheet Pan Chicken with colorful veggies not only looks very inviting, but every single bite is bursting with flavor. 

    Here, chicken bites and veggies are seasoned well with a zesty, herby marinade and cook on a sheet pan in about 30 minutes.

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    20. Spanish Chicken

    This beautifully flavored Spanish Chicken is slow braised in a tomato sauce along with chorizo sausage, chick peas and other tasty ingredients. It’s a delicious combination!

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    21. Baked Chicken Shawarma

    This easy Chicken Shawarma brings the flavors, big time! Marinated with vibrant and aromatic spices, it can be your easy weeknight dinner, or a big crowd pleaser for company nights.

    You can grill it, cook it in a skillet, or bake it. Whichever way you choose, you’re in for one delicious dinner.

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    22. Shish Tawook

    Shish Tawook is tender pieces of chicken that have been marinated in a rich mixture of yogurt, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and a blend of earthy, exotic spices to get those amazing flavors going on. Then its baked or grilled beautifully golden-brown, with a slightly crispy exterior, yet tender and juicy from within.

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    23. Southwest Chicken

    Here’s an easy baked chicken breast recipe that has a little Tex-Mex theme going on. This Southwest Chicken is your quick chicken recipe for busy weeknights. 

    Chicken breast is baked with delicious Mexican staples like taco seasoning, corn, black beans and salsa or Pico de Gallo.

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    24. 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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    25. Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

    Pot pie without the pie?? Yes, if you are like me craving those comfy, cozy flavors. That delicious creaminess with sweet veggies and the hearty goodness of chicken. And yet, you don’t feel like the XXtra work of dealing with a pie, pastry or biscuits.

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    26. Oven Fried Chicken

    This Oven Fried Chicken recipe results in tender, juicy chicken with a deliciously crispy crust. So much better than Shake & Bake!

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    27. 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

    28. 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

    29. 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

    30. 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

    31. 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

    32. 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

    33. 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

    34. 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

    35. 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

    36. 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

    37. 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

    38. 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

    39. 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

    40. Garlic Herb Butter Roast Chicken

    Here is a recipe for the 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

    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 40 BEST Baked Chicken Recipes

    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:


    • 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


        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.


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