Easy Baked Chicken Recipes

Honey-Garlic Baked Chicken
Photo: © Kristen Stevens

Baked chicken is a versatile protein preparation for easy, wholesome recipes, from baked Buffalo chicken wings to mustard-baked chicken with a pretzel crust. Here are a few of our favorite ways to prepare it.

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Sheet Pan Chicken and Mushrooms with Parsley Sauce

Sheet Pan Chicken and Mushrooms with Parsley Sauce
© John Kernick

Cookbook author Julia Turshen amps up the flavors in her simple chicken and mushroom pan roast with roasted lemons and a bright and fresh parsley sauce that takes just minutes to make.

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Baked Sriracha Chicken Thighs

Baked Sriracha Chicken Thighs

A healthy dose of Sriracha gives these bone-in chicken thighs an extra bump of flavor.

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Chicken Baked on a Bed of Bread and Swiss Chard

Chicken Baked on a Bed of Bread and Swiss Chard. Photo © Frances Janisch
© Frances Janisch

This one-pot dish was inspired by chef Judy Rodgers's famous wood-fired roasted chicken at Zuni Café in San Francisco. Rodgers serves the chicken over bread and a salad, but Melissa Perello goes further and cooks the chicken over croutons tossed with greens, capers, and golden raisins.

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Mustard-Baked Chicken with a Pretzel Crust

Pretzel-Crusted Chicken
© Tina Rupp

This dish, from chef Ilene Rosen at the City Bakery in New York City, matches chicken with the classic NYC street-vendor combo: pretzels and mustard.

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Easy Baked Chicken Thighs


Paired with a green salad and some crusty bread, these bone-in garlic chicken thighs are a quick and delicious weeknight dinner.

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Breaded Oven Baked Chicken Legs

Breaded Oven Baked Chicken Legs
© Ian Knauer

If you have seasoned breadcrumbs instead of panko, you can use them here — the resulting texture will still be crispy but won't have quite the same crackle that panko provides. Whichever you choose, make sure to include the Parmesan cheese with this baked chicken.

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Barbecue Baked Chicken Thighs

BBQ Baked Chicken
© Kristen Stevens

Always juicy and delicious, these baked chicken thighs with barbecue sauce will make you forget about your grill.

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Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings
© Bree Hester

Most of us think of Buffalo wings as bar food, but with their accompaniment of celery sticks and creamy blue-cheese dressing, they make a fine casual meal. These wings are hot, but if you like them incendiary, pass extra Tabasco sauce at the table.

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Lemon-and-Garlic Baked Chicken Thighs

Lemon and Garlic Baked Chicken Thighs
Photo by Caitlin Bensel / Prop Styling by Christina Daley / Food Styling by Emily Nabors Hall

In the market for perfectly tender and juicy chicken thighs with golden crispy skin and loads of roasted lemon and garlic flavor, all totally achievable on a weeknight? Then this is your recipe. As a bonus, you'll blend the pan drippings into a velvety and deeply savory sauce that tastes terrific alongside mashed or roasted potatoes.

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Bacon-Wrapped Baked Chicken

Bacon-Wrapped Baked Chicken
© Kristen Stevens

This easy baked chicken stays moist and tender from the bacon, which also adds lots of smoky, salty flavor.

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Honey-Garlic Baked Chicken

Honey-Garlic Baked Chicken
© Kristen Stevens

These easy-to-make drumsticks are sweet and garlicky and sure to become a family favorite

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