Easy Baked Chicken Recipes

Honey-Garlic Baked Chicken
Photo: © Kristen Stevens

If looking for a fast weeknight dinner, baked chicken is a healthy and versatile option. Here, Food & Wine's best easy baked chicken recipes, from baked Buffalo chicken wings to mustard-baked chicken with a pretzel crust.

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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 bread crumbs instead of panko, you can use them -- just add the cheese.

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BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs

BBQ Baked Chicken
© Kristen Stevens

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

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Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

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

Classic and always wonderful, juicy baked chicken thighs make the perfect weeknight dinner.

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Baked Chicken with Potatoes, Fennel and Mint


The Good News Many of the main-course dishes in Italian Family Dining call for meat or fish cooked with a seasonal vegetable, eliminating the need for a side dish. The potatoes baked with the chicken here not only absorb the delicious meaty juices, they also deliver vitamins C and B6, as well as potassium.

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Bacon-Wrapped Baked Chicken


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

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Crispy Baked Chicken Breasts with Panko and Parmesan

Crispy Baked Chicken Breasts with Panko and Parmesan

These crispy, cheesy chicken breasts make a simple and delicious meal alongside a big salad.

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Greek-Style Oven-Baked Chicken with Lemon and Oregano

Greek-Style Oven-Baked Chicken with Lemon and Oregano
© Kristen Stevens

This lemony chicken is perfect alongside a big Greek salad.

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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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