Our Best Baked Chicken Recipes

Weeknight cooking just got a whole lot easier. Take a family favorite protein and pop it in the oven for a low-maintenance meal that everyone will love.

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No-Peek Tomato Chicken

This pantry basics dump dinner magically comes together in the oven. The steam trapped inside the baking dish does the cooking — don't lift the foil too soon or it will escape!

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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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Lemon Chicken Breasts

Ina'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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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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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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Sweet and Spicy Apricot BBQ Chicken Thighs

Save the space on your grill for hamburgers and hot dogs — without giving up BBQ chicken. Valerie cooks hers in the oven, while basting it with a sweet-and-spicy, homemade apricot BBQ sauce.

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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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Hasselback Chicken Cordon Bleu

A fun play on hasselback potatoes, Ree stuffs thinly-sliced chicken breasts with Canadian bacon, Swiss cheese and a crunchy breadcrumb topping. Bonus? These chicken breasts can easily be made in advanced and frozen until you’re ready to eat.

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Cuban Baked Chicken with Sweet Peppers and Yellow Rice

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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Low Country Spatchcocked Chicken

A buttery lemon sauce serves two purposes in Kardea’s recipe — it infuses the meat with beautiful flavor while helping the skin get extra crispy.

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Chicken Teriyaki Dump Dinner

Toss everything you love about chicken teriyaki (including the rice) into a baking dish for a quick and delicious dinner without any extra pots or pans to wash.

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Oven BBQ Chicken

You don’t need a grill to make great barbecue chicken. Trisha whips up a homemade BBQ sauce to coat the chicken, then bakes the dish until the sauce has thickened and the meat is tender.

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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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Baked Chicken Dinner

A classic baked chicken is always a good idea. Serve this with your favorite sides for a cozy and comforting meal.

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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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Caramel Chicken

Katie’s recipe puts a sweet-and-salty spin on your typical weeknight dinner. Serve the chicken with white rice — it’s key for soaking up the delicious caramel sauce.

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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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Glazed Chicken and Broccoli Sheet Pan Dinner

Teriyaki chicken, crispy broccoli and creamy fingerling potatoes come together in this simple, satisfying sheet-pan dinner.

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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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Sweet Orange Chicken Drumsticks

To cut down the time for Valerie’s baked drumsticks, prep and marinate the meat one day before cooking. The next day, you’ll have the main course ready to eat in just 25 minutes.

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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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Maple-Mustard Chicken Thighs

Ellie 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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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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Dijon Chicken Wings

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

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Chicken Baked in Cornflake Crumbs

Trisha'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.

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Oven Fried Coconut Chicken with Mango Dipping Sauce

Cooking with kids? They’ll love Jeff’s oven-fried chicken tenders, which he coats with a mixture of coconut flour, whole wheat panko crumbs and shredded unsweetened coconut.

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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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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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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 Bake

Inspired by Costco’s famous chicken bake, we came up with a hand-held version that’s easy to make at home. The cheesy bacon-filled pockets taste great hot from the oven, but can also be made in advance and reheated wrapped in foil in a 400 degrees F-oven for 8 to 10 minutes.

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