31 Easy Baked Chicken Recipes

Delicious Chicken Recipes That Will Make Your Day Simpler

Paprika Chicken Breasts

The Spruce Eats / Diana Rattray

When you don't feel like putting together a big meal, you can't go wrong with one of these easy baked chicken recipes. The dishes range from simple entrées with just a few ingredients to budget-friendly crispy chicken recipes that take just a few minutes of prep time.

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. While the recipes recommend a baking time, different thicknesses of chicken could need a little more or less time. An accurate instant-read thermometer is worth its weight in gold! It's the best way to ensure the chicken is done.