These Baked Chicken Dinners Are Perfect for Picky Eaters

Save that boxed mac and cheese for a rainy day.

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Struggling to feed a picky eater? We understand the struggle, and we’re here to help. That’s why we’ve rounded up our best baked chicken dinners that are sure to please even the most unwilling of eaters. Don’t believe us? Just check out those five-star reviews!

Oven-Roasted BBQ Chicken (pictured above)

You can always count on Ree for a tasty dish that’s perfect for both kids and adults. Thanks to store-bought barbecue sauce and peach preserves, this sweet and savory chicken is a breeze to prepare (and even easier to eat)!

Cooking for two? This one-pan wonder is right up your alley. Use your picky eater’s favorite teriyaki glaze for the chicken — that way, they’re guaranteed to eat it. The chicken is baked alongside crunchy broccoli and creamy potatoes, so there’s no need to stress about side dishes.

Who doesn’t love Chicken Parmesan? For a healthy twist on the Italian classic, Ellie bakes her chicken instead of frying. A dollop of red sauce and ooey-gooey cheese are all that’s needed to top off her fan-favorite dish.

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Let’s be real — whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, chicken fingers are always a safe bet. This baked version of the classic dish freezes beautifully, so make a big batch for plenty of leftovers!

Cuban Baked Chicken with Sweet Peppers and Yellow Rice

Photo by: Teri Lyn Fisher

Teri Lyn Fisher

This Cuban-inspired recipe is a great way to introduce unfamiliar flavors to wary eaters. A small amount of turmeric and cumin (less than one teaspoon of each) adds beautiful color to the rice without overpowering the other ingredients, like mild peas and sweet bell peppers.

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Nearly 100 five-star reviews don’t lie — this baked chicken is a surefire crowd-pleaser. The secret? A tablespoon of honey and fresh rosemary balance the fresh lemon in this dish, creating a flavor that’s subtle enough for the most discerning of taste buds.

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