These baked chicken recipes are so good, they’ll make you forget all about the “F” word. You know which word we’re talking about… sure, everyone loves fried chicken, but these baked chicken recipes are perfect for when you want to serve your family chicken that’s lighter and healthier — and that you can make with way less grease (elbow and otherwise). We rounded up 25 easy recipes which prove that all you need for flavorful, crave-able, crispy chicken is your oven.

  1. Baked Mozzarella Chicken Rolls

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    Crispy baked chicken pinwheels stuffed with three kinds of cheese (plus some spinach for good measure).

  2. Garlic Herb Spatchcock Chicken


    We’re not totally sure what “spatchcock” means, but we know it means roasted chicken in half the time.

  3. Pizza-Stuffed Chicken


    Pizza or chicken? We said both.

  4. Baked Popcorn Chicken


    Delight your kids without serving them something entirely unhealthy. This chicken’s crunchy crust is made from corn flakes!

  5. One-Pan Harvest Chicken


     Sheet pan supper that bakes sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, shallots, apples, bacon, and perfectly-seasoned chicken all together — dinner doesn’t get any easier than this.

  6. Honey Balsamic Sheet Pan Chicken

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    We’re just constantly trying to get our sheet pan together with some chicken. This time we added red potatoes, cherry tomatoes, and green beans, too.

  7. Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Shells


    These chicken, ricotta cheese, and spinach-stuffed pasta shells give you buffalo chicken flavor without the face full of wing sauce.

  8. Baked General Tso’s Chicken


    Sweet-and-spicy General Tso’s chicken that won’t give you a takeout hangover — because it’s baked, not deep fried.

  9. Bundt Pan Chicken Enchilada


    This baked chicken enchilada will completely change the way you see your bundt pan.

  10. Mexican Stuffed Chicken


    Chicken stuffed with refried beans and green chilis, then coated in a crispy breading made out of — get this — crushed taco shells.

  11. Honey-Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Chicken

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    These 5-ingredient chicken bites make perfect party appetizers for meat lovers.

  12. Pineapple Ginger Chicken


    One bite of this 35-minute tropical chicken dish and you’ll say “I can’t believe it’s not fried!”

  13. Baked Parmesan Chicken Strips


    These baked, Parmesan & panko-crusted bites are chicken tenders for grown-ups.

  14. Loaded Chicken & Potatoes

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    Weeknight comfort food with chicken, potatoes, hot sauce, and plenty of cheeeeeeeeese.

  15. Honey Dijon Chicken

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    Will you use any excuse to get honey mustard in your mouth? Then you’ll love this chicken sheet pan dinner with potatoes and broccoli drizzled with a delicious honey dijon glaze.

  16. Oven Baked Chicken and Rice

    Baked-Chicken-and-Rice-8-680x952 (1)Recipe Tin Eats

    Most baked chicken and rice recipes start out on the stove to brown the onion, but this one from Recipe Tin Eats bypasses that step with a neat little trick that lets you can do the whole thing without a pan but still enjoy that sautéed onion flavor.

  17. One Pan Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken with Vegetables

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    The Recipe Critic has a chicken dinner that you can have ready in 40 minutes, with no side dishes necessary: chicken, zucchini, yellow squash, and baby red potatoes coated in a crispy baked parmesan & garlic coating.

  18. Crispy Cheddar Chicken

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    Lil’ Luna makes chicken breasts slathered in sour cream, coated in a cheddar cheese and cracker crust, then baked until it’s so crispy you’ll think it was fried.

  19. Baked Firecracker Chicken

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    If you haven’t tried Little Spice Jar’s firecracker sauce, get ready to lick the spoon.

  20. Tomato Basil Artichoke Baked Chicken

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    Mediterranean-style chicken breasts smothered in fresh mozzarella, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil — then baked to melty perfection!

  21. Two Ingredient Crispy Oven Baked BBQ Chicken

    Two-Ingredient-Crispy-Oven-Baked-BBQ-Chicken-4Bowl of Delicious

    Who knew you could make BBQ chicken this good in the oven? (Bowl of Delicious knew.)


    ohmygoshthisissogood chickenMomDot

    MomDot’s recipe for mind-blowing baked chicken breast is so simple: mix up some mayo, Parmesan cheese, salt + pepper, and garlic, layer it on your chicken breasts, then bake it until it browns up beautifully.

  23. Baked Honey Soy Chicken

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    Chew Out Loud‘s baked honey soy chicken drumsticks are a minimalist’s path to maximum flavor.

  24. Sticky Lemon-Oregano Chicken

    Sticky-Lemon-Oregano-Chicken-just-out-of-oven_1Shockingly Delicious

    If you crave that crispy, brown chicken skin, this sweet, lemony and herbacious chicken recipe from Shockingly Delicious will be right up your alley.

  25. Baked Chicken Breast

    Baked-Chicken-Breast-4Gimme Some Oven

    For basic baked chicken breasts that you can use in infinite ways, look no further than Gimme Some Oven‘s foolproof method: brine, brush, rub, roast, rest.