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.
Crispy baked chicken pinwheels stuffed with three kinds of cheese (plus some spinach for good measure).
We’re not totally sure what “spatchcock” means, but we know it means roasted chicken in half the time.
Pizza or chicken? We said both.
Delight your kids without serving them something entirely unhealthy. This chicken’s crunchy crust is made from corn flakes!
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.
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.
These chicken, ricotta cheese, and spinach-stuffed pasta shells give you buffalo chicken flavor without the face full of wing sauce.
Sweet-and-spicy General Tso’s chicken that won’t give you a takeout hangover — because it’s baked, not deep fried.
This baked chicken enchilada will completely change the way you see your bundt pan.
Chicken stuffed with refried beans and green chilis, then coated in a crispy breading made out of — get this — crushed taco shells.
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These 5-ingredient chicken bites make perfect party appetizers for meat lovers.
One bite of this 35-minute tropical chicken dish and you’ll say “I can’t believe it’s not fried!”
These baked, Parmesan & panko-crusted bites are chicken tenders for grown-ups.
Weeknight comfort food with chicken, potatoes, hot sauce, and plenty of cheeeeeeeeese.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
If you haven’t tried Little Spice Jar’s firecracker sauce, get ready to lick the spoon.
Mediterranean-style chicken breasts smothered in fresh mozzarella, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil — then baked to melty perfection!
Who knew you could make BBQ chicken this good in the oven? (Bowl of Delicious knew.)
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.
Chew Out Loud‘s baked honey soy chicken drumsticks are a minimalist’s path to maximum flavor.
If you crave that crispy, brown chicken skin, this sweet, lemony and herbacious chicken recipe from Shockingly Delicious will be right up your alley.
Baked Chicken Breast
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.