Our 25 Easiest Baked Chicken Recipes

Baked Chicken Recipes That Will Make Your Day Simpler

Paprika Chicken Breasts
Diana Rattray

Whether your day is crazy busy or you just don't feel like putting a big meal together, you can't go wrong with one of these easy baked chicken recipes. The dishes range from uncomplicated entrées with 6 or fewer ingredients to budget-friendly crispy baked chicken thighs and whole legs 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.