Best Baked Chicken Recipes

Simplify weeknight cooking with these foolproof baked chicken recipes from your favorite Food Network chefs.
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Lemon Chicken Breasts

Ina Garten's quick-fix baked chicken takes just 15 minutes' prep and will become an instant family favorite thanks to crispy golden-brown skin and a white wine lemon sauce.

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Maple-Mustard Chicken Thighs

Ellie Krieger proves that white meat isn't the only good-for-you part of the chicken. She uses bone-in chicken thighs with the skin removed and brushes the meat with a tangy low-fat glaze before baking.

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Crispy Baked Fried Chicken

Bathing chicken pieces in buttermilk ensures that the meat stays moist while it bakes in the oven. Coat the pieces in crushed corn flakes to ensure that the skin is crispy.

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Homemade Frozen Chicken Fingers

Store-bought chicken fingers are often loaded with all kinds of can't-pronounce ingredients. Stock your freezer with these homemade chicken fingers instead — your kids will love them, but don't be surprised if they're a grownup favorite too.

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Baked Orange Chicken and Brown Rice

This high-protein, whole-grain dish is easy to throw together. Chicken thighs are a great choice because they're budget-friendly and they stay moist while baking with the rice.

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Dijon Chicken Wings

Make a glaze of Dijon mustard, honey, mustard powder and garlic to make deliciously sticky baked wings.

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Baked Chicken Breasts with Parmesan Crust

Ted Allen's kid-friendly dinner features lean chicken breasts coated in a Parmesan-breadcrumb crust.

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Chicken and Rice Paprikash Casserole

Chicken paprikash becomes a one-dish dinner in this casserole. Bell peppers aren't traditional, but they add a lot of vitamin C and natural sweetness to the dish. The brown rice soaks up the sauce and becomes incredibly rich and satisfying, but maintains a nice chew.

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Deviled Chicken Thighs

For this easy weeknight dinner, dredge juicy chicken thighs in a tangy Dijon mustard mixture, then roll them in spicy Parmesan breadcrumbs, and bake until crisp and golden brown.

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Chicken Parmesan

Order chicken Parmesan from your neighborhood Italian joint and you'll get a deep-fried piece of chicken that's covered in cheese, likely served with a large portion of pasta. Instead, make your own baked version of chicken Parm and save on excess calories and fat; serve it with a modest portion of whole-grain pasta.

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Baked Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese-Yogurt Dip

Sure, Buffalo wings are more commonly served as an appetizer, but these crispy baked wings can be a meal when simply paired with your favorite side salad.

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Baked Lemon Chicken

This easy chicken dinner requires minimal prep work thanks to Food Network Kitchen's quick lemon-honey sauce. Be sure to baste the chicken every 15 minutes while baking to ensure extra-juicy results.

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Oven-Fried Chicken

Food Network Kitchen's healthier, yogurt-marinated take on fried chicken gets its crispy crust from a mixture of rice cereal and crushed Melba toasts.

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Oven-Fried Chicken

Corn cereal crumbs and crushed crackers create a delicious coating in Ellie's recipe. The yogurt tenderizes the chicken and a light spray of olive oil before baking guarantees lightly crispy results.

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Garlic Chicken and Potatoes

Need a new go-to chicken breast recipe? Baking chicken breasts in the oven with potatoes and a mixture of garlic, brown sugar and lemon amps up the flavor of a simple, comforting dish.

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Chicken Cordon Bleu

You'll be hard-pressed to find an audience that isn't in the mood for these tender chicken breasts stuffed with Gruyère cheese and prosciutto di Parma. Although this elegant dish is normally reserved for special occasions, you can enjoy it on a casual weeknight with Tyler Florence's recipe, which requires just 20 minute of prep.

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Orange Chicken Fingers

Lighten up traditional takeout fare by coating chicken in crushed rice cereal and baking till golden brown. Don't forget the sweet and tangy low-sugar orange dip made from marmalade and teriyaki sauce.

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Chicken Baked in Cornflake Crumbs

Trisha Yearwood's easy weeknight baked chicken recipe is equal parts juicy, crisp and spicy. Dip assorted chicken pieces into a mixture of buttermilk and hot sauce, then roll the chicken in crushed cornflakes before baking until golden brown.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Baked in Cornflake Crumbs