Our Favorite Easy Baked Chicken Recipes

Garlic Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters
Garlic Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters Photo: Diana Rattray

These easy baked chicken recipes are some of my favorites, along with some highly rated recipes on the site.

Whatever recipe you choose, make sure you cook the chicken thoroughly. The FDA recommends that all poultry be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 F. An accurate instant read thermometer is worth its weight in gold! While the recipes recommend a baking time, different thicknesses of chicken could need a little more or less time.

Baked Chicken Recipes

Baked Ranch Chicken Thighs - These tender, juicy chicken thighs are flavored with ranch dressing mix. The recipe is made with only 5 ingredients, and you'll have dinner in less than an hour.

Baked Paprika Chicken Breasts - A sour cream gravy turns these baked chicken breasts into something special. Bone-in split chicken breasts are baked to perfection and then the sour cream gravy is made from the drippings.

Coconut Curry Braised Chicken - These oven-braised whole chicken legs are flavored with a delicious mixture of coconut milk, tomatoes, curry powder, and ginger. 

Oven-Fried Pepper Jelly Chicken Thighs - These flavorful chicken thighs are coated with a mixture of hot pepper jelly and mustard, then they're dipped in a stuffing mixture. Serve the chicken thighs with peas or green beans and mashed or baked potatoes for a terrific meal.

Garlic Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters - These garlic-roasted chicken leg quarters are not only easy to prepare and bake, but they're also easy on the budget. Make these for an everyday family dinner or busy weekend meal. Everyone will be happy.

Honey Baked Chicken Drumsticks - Lemon and honey team up to provide a wonderful glaze for these drumsticks. The sweet and tart flavors blend perfectly with the chicken, and it's another budget-friendly recipe.

Baked Buffalo Wings - These flavorful chicken wings are quick and easy to prepare with a simple brine and an easy sauce. Make them for a game day party or family snack.

Oven-Fried Pesto Chicken - A pesto coating and panko crumb breading make these light and easy chicken breasts super delicious. These are great with a tossed salad and rice or your favorite potato dish.

Peach Glazed Chicken Breasts - These tasty chicken breasts are glazed and baked with ingredients you probably have on hand. Peach preserves, a little vinegar, and mustard make up the glaze for this chicken. These are great with rice or roasted potatoes, along with your favorite vegetable side dish.

Oven-Fried Chicken Thighs With Panko and Parmesan - These chicken thighs are coated with a mixture of panko crumbs and Parmesan cheese for a flavorful and crispy coating.

Herb Baked Chicken - These boneless chicken breasts are baked with a coating of breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, oregano, thyme, and other seasonings.

Honey Dijon Baked Chicken - This recipe is made with bone-in split chicken breasts, along with a buttery honey and mustard glaze. These are so good with mashed potatoes and peas or add your own favorite side dishes.

Easy Chicken Parmesan - This easy recipe is always a favorite! Boneless chicken breasts are breaded, browned, then baked with mozzarella cheese and spaghetti sauce. Serve on hot cooked spaghetti with a tossed salad and crusty bread for a fabulous dinner.

Lemon Chicken - For this recipe, chicken parts are marinated in a lemon, garlic, and thyme mixture, then baked to perfection. Serve with hot cooked rice or noodles.

Easy Italian Style Chicken Recipe - This chicken, shared by Launa, is quick and easy to prepare and bake, with breading and a little Italian dressing and butter. Serve with hot cooked rice and a salad or sliced fresh tomatoes.

Chicken Breasts with Mozzarella Cheese - These chicken breasts are dredged, browned, then topped with mushrooms and mozzarella and broiled to perfection. These are delicious with rice or hot buttered pasta and a salad.

Suzi's Sweet and Sour Chicken - This sweet and sour chicken, from Suzi, is made with chicken parts, preserves, salad dressing, and onion soup. It's easy to prepare; just pop it in the oven and bake until done. Suzi says it's nice over rice with peas.

Oven-Barbecued Chicken - A homemade barbecue sauce is prepared and brushed over chicken pieces as they bake. Serve with coleslaw and potatoes or a potato salad for a great family meal.

Chicken Dinner Bake - Chicken breast halves, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, and bacon are among the ingredients in this easy baked chicken recipe.

Baked Pineapple Chicken - Bone-in chicken breasts are baked with a delicious spiced pineapple juice and butter mixture. Wonderful with rice.

Parmesan Drumsticks - Serve these delicious little drumsticks with mashed potatoes or a rice pilaf for a nice everyday family meal.

Roasted Chicken Quarters With Garlic and Herbs - The combination of lemon, herbs, and loads of garlic make this easy baked chicken really flavorful. It's a great dish to serve for an everyday family meal or make it for Sunday dinner.

Roasted Chicken Dinner - This one-dish meal is so convenient, and it's delicious, too! A whole quartered chicken is baked with potatoes, carrots, and other vegetables and seasonings.

Oven Roasted Chicken With Pepper Jelly Glaze - A pepper jelly and mustard mixture glazes these bone-in chicken breast halves. Serve with baked potatoes or rice for a flavorful weekday meal.

Basic Baked Chicken Breasts - These are basic baked chicken breasts, perfect to use in salads or casseroles. I add some herbs to this chicken for a little extra flavor, but salt, pepper, and a little olive oil are the only ingredients you'll need.

Chicken Thighs With Orange Sauce - These delicious chicken thighs are baked and glazed with a wonderful orange sauce. Serve with rice and green beans for a fabulous weekday meal.

Roasted Chicken Breasts With Leeks and Potatoes - This is a flavorful chicken dish to prepare for any family meal. It's made with bone-in split chicken breasts, garlic, leeks, and potatoes, for a great one-dish meal.

Roasted Chicken Quarters With Garlic and Herbs - Lemon, herbs, and garlic make these chicken quarters delicious. This easy baked chicken makes a great family meal for any day of the week.

Whole Roasted Chicken With Herbs - Whole roast chicken with butter, parsley, thyme, rosemary, and other herbs.