Top 20 Baked Chicken Recipes

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Here you'll find a variety of tried-and-true baked chicken recipes, including chicken legs and quarters, chicken breast recipes, thighs, and more. Try one of these great-tasting chicken dishes!

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    Crispy-Skinned Chicken
    Crispy-Skinned Chicken Photo: Diana Rattray

    These chicken thighs are perfect for a picnic or tailgating event. Searing and then roasting the thighs in an iron skillet makes them render more of their fat and leaves the skin crispy and out-of-this-world delicious. All you need for seasoning is a little salt and pepper.

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    Paprika Chicken Breasts
    Photo: Diana Rattray

    Sweet paprika gives these simple bone-in chicken breasts beautiful color and excellent flavor. The chicken is baked to perfection with onions and a little chicken broth. Sour cream is stirred into the drippings to make the savory gravy.

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    Honey Dijon Baked Chicken
    Honey Dijon Chicken Photo: Diana Rattray

    These baked split chicken breasts get their great flavor from a tasty mixture of honey, spicy mustard, and curry powder. If you have time, marinate the chicken breasts for an hour or two before baking. You'll be asked to make this one again and again.

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    Coconut Curry Braised Chicken
    Diana Rattray

    Oven braising makes this chicken tender and juicy, and the flavors of coconut milk and curry powder are fantastic.

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

    Garlic roasted chicken leg quarters are not only great-tasting, but they're also easy on the budget. Serve this chicken with roasted or mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetables.

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    Roasted Chicken With Pepper Jelly
    Pepper Jelly Chicken Photo: Diana Rattray

    A spicy pepper jelly and mustard mixture glaze these flavorful oven-roasted chicken breasts. Serve the chicken with rice and a tossed salad for a delicious everyday family meal.

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    Honey Baked Drumsticks
    Honey Baked Drumsticks Photo: Diana Rattray

    A lemon and honey mixture glazes these deliciously baked chicken legs. This is a quick meal to fix, and it's easy on the budget. Serve this chicken with rice, noodles, or potatoes.

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    Chicken Thighs With Orange Sauce
    Chicken Thighs With Orange Sauce Photo: Diana Rattray

    Chicken thighs are baked and glazed with a flavorful orange sauce. Serve this tasty dish with hot cooked rice and green beans for a delicious everyday meal.

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  • 09 of 20
    Oven Fried Chicken

    The Spruce

    These simple chicken drumsticks are coated with a seasoned flour mixture and then they're baked to perfection. 

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    Baked Chicken With Lemon and Garlic
    Baked Chicken With Lemon and Garlic Photo: Diana Rattray

    This fabulous chicken is flavored with lots of lemon and garlic. Use whole chicken leg quarters or bone-in chicken breasts in place of the quartered chicken. The recipe would work with chicken thighs as well.

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    Roasted Chicken Dinner
    Roasted Chicken Dinner Photo: Diana Rattray

    This tasty chicken is a whole meal in one pot, making it ideal for a busy weekend or weekday meal. Use a halved or quartered whole chicken in this flavorful roasted chicken dinner recipe.

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    Roasted Chicken Breasts With Herbs
    Roasted Chicken Breasts With Herbs Photo: Diana Rattray

    This is a simple and delicious way to enjoy chicken breasts. Use about 1 scant teaspoon of each herb if using dried herbs.

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    Chicken Thighs With Panko and Parmesan
    Panko and Parmesan Chicken Thighs Photo: Diana Rattray

    Panko crumbs and shredded Parmesan cheese give these chicken thighs a tasty, crispy coating.

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    Chicken Stuffed With Basil and Mozzarella Cheese
    Basil Mozzarella Chicken Photo: Diana Rattray

    This flavorful chicken breast recipe is elegant enough for guests or a weekend family dinner.

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    Baked Chicken With Smoked Paprika
    Baked Chicken With Paprika Photo: Diana Rattray

    Garlic and smoked paprika help make the coating on this baked chicken flavorful. Serve this delicious chicken with potatoes and corn, along with biscuits, for a fabulous family dinner.

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    Sunday Dinner Roasted Chicken With Potatoes
    Roasted Chicken With Potatoes Photo: Diana Rattray

    The combination of lemon and herbs, along with loads of garlic, help make this easy baked chicken extra-flavorful. It's a great dish to serve for an everyday family meal or make it for Sunday dinner.

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    Oven Barbecued Chicken Thighs
    Oven Barbecued Chicken Thighs Photo: Diana Rattray

    Tasty chicken thighs are baked with a homemade barbecue sauce for a delicious everyday family meal. Serve this chicken with potato salad or rice for a perfect meal.

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    Peach Glazed Chicken Breasts
    Peach Glazed Chicken Breasts Photo: Diana Rattray

     A  combination of peach preserves, herbs, and spicy mustard give these light and deliciously baked chicken breasts great flavor. This is a quick and easy baked chicken, perfect for a busy day.

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    Baked Pesto Parmesan Chicken
    Baked Pesto Parmesan Chicken Photo: Diana Rattray

    Serve this delicious and easy baked chicken with potatoes and a tossed salad. Use a quartered chicken, leg quarters, or split breasts to make this tasty recipe.

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    Baked Chicken Breasts

    The Spruce

    Need chicken for a chicken salad or casserole? Here's how to quickly bake boneless chicken breasts for use in a salad or meal. I used this method for a basic chicken salad and also have used it for a favorite pasta and chicken dish.