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Baked chicken is a classic meal in many households, and there are so many ways to bake, roast, or broil chicken. You can create many of these baked chicken recipes in a slow cooker, air fryer, or Instant Pot, too. Serve your baked chicken with a side salad and some bread.
Baked chicken recipes for dinner are handy when you want to prepare a complete meal without a lot of steps and supervised cooking.
Baked chicken has long been a favorite dish among home cooks and culinary enthusiasts alike. With countless variations, flavors, and techniques, there is always a new and delicious recipe waiting to be discovered. One can never have too many scrumptious baked chicken dishes to add to their repertoire, making this versatile protein an excellent choice for any meal.
This article explores a selection of baked chicken recipes that cater to every taste bud. Ranging from simple, herb-crusted dishes to more complex fusion recipes that blend international flavors, these tantalizing recipes will surely please the palates of family members and dinner guests alike. So, grab that apron and preheat the oven; it’s time to uncover the tasty world of baked chicken.
For this reason, we’ve collected 51 of some of the very best baked chicken dinner ideas out there so you can add a little variety to your weekly meals.
Best of all, most of these dishes are very easy baked chicken recipes that won’t require a culinary degree to make right the first time.
Here are 51 of the best oven baked chicken recipes you can make for dinner tonight.
When it comes to comfort food, this is one of our favorite oven chicken recipes. Chicken biscuit bake features tender chicken and delicious veggies like onion, carrots, celery, and peas, swimming in a creamy seasoned gravy under golden, cheesy, flaky biscuits.
You can also mix up the types of cheese you add to your biscuits and try combinations like Swiss, Colby, mozzarella, or freshly-grated parmesan.
Craving mushrooms? This dish features juicy, seasoned backed chicken under mounds of melty cheese and covered in savory, flavorful mushrooms.
Now, for the mushrooms and chicken, you’ll need to saute them a bit in a frying pan before baking. This is just to brown your chicken and mushrooms.
This Texan Ranch Chicken Casserole is the perfect dinner if you want something cheesy with a little bit of spice.
This dish is loaded with juicy chunks of chicken, two different kinds of cheese, and a savory, well-spiced filling. Garnish with avocado, cilantro, and sour cream.
Another easy and flavorful dish you can make from scratch is this recipe for Asian baked chicken thighs. The main thing you have to do is mix your ingredients for the sauce, then pour it over your chicken, and bake!
This dish packs tons of savory Asian spices, and it’s sure to become one of your go-to meals as prep time and cook time are under an hour!
For an easy pasta casserole that will have everyone coming back for seconds and thirds, you can’t go wrong with this recipe for chicken manicotti.
Best of all, you don’t have to boil the noodles or pre-cook the chicken. You can just bake it all in your casserole dish in about an hour.
This mouthwatering dish features juicy chicken breast backed in seasonings such as garlic, butter, parsley, onions, fresh thyme, and beef stock and covered shredded gruyere cheese.
This is a great dish to serve with rolls or toast, garlic-mashed potatoes, and seasoned veggies like asparagus, and it serves up to six people.
Turn your dinner into an instant fiesta night with this recipe for baked chicken fajitas.
This is the perfect “lazy dinner” that you don’t have to pre-cook. You can just toss everything in the oven to cook.
What comes out is juicy, tender, seasoned strips of chicken and lots of savory onions and peppers.
Grab some warm tortillas and enjoy your feast!
With this copycat recipe for Louisiana Chicken Pasta Bake, you can now make one of the most popular Cheesecake Factory dishes at home.
This recipe features savory parmesan-crusted chicken that sits on top of delicious bowtie pasta with green onions, mushrooms, and bell peppers swimming in a feisty New Orleans sauce.
For a fantastic one-pan meal, you’ve got to try this recipe for sheet-pan honey mustard chicken. It’s loaded with delicious veggies like red onion, potatoes, and carrots roasted to golden perfection.
But the star of the show is the savory, juicy, honey mustard-baked chicken thighs and drumsticks.
If you’re looking to up your culinary game a few notches with something new, then look no further than this recipe for pear chicken cordon bleu.
You’ve got deliciously juicy and seasoned baked chicken breasts stuffed with cheese and pears, baked in a savory homemade cordon bleu sauce.
This is an old recipe that’s well known throughout the deep south and involves just a few simple ingredients, such as chicken pieces, butter, oil, spring onions, chicken broth, and small ripe tomatoes.
Preparation’s pretty easy, and once your dish is out of the oven, the fragrant smell will have you drooling.
We also offer another chicken cordon blue recipe. However, this one is more of a classic recipe minus the fruit.
On top of melty ham and cheese stuffed inside your juicy chicken breasts, there’s also a flavorful golden-brown crust that tastes like you’ve gone to heaven.
This quick and easy sheet-pan chicken curry dinner is perfect for something a little different with lots of spice and flavor.
This features roasted veggies like cauliflower, red bell peppers, and carrots, along with juicy chicken thighs backed with a very bold curry spice seasoning.
Save your money and gas you’ll spend driving out to your local takeout because, with only a few simple ingredients, you can make the best baked sweet and sour chicken you’ve ever tasted!
The marinade for this dish is super easy to make, and you can serve it with rice or noodles.
Best of all, the whole shebang takes about 40 minutes from start to finish!
This easy cheesy chicken biscuit potpie recipe is guaranteed to be a new family favorite with tons of melty mozzarella cheese, savory veggies like onion, carrots, peas, and potatoes, and deliciously rotisserie chicken.
Oh, and let’s not forget that unbelievably flaky, buttery, golden biscuit crust!
Oh me, oh my! We love this pie!
For a simple yet delicious meal, you’ll love this recipe for roasted chicken and vegetables. It has deliciously seasoned chicken and roasted veggies such as Brussels sprouts, red potatoes, onions, and carrots.
Everything is seasoned and cooked in one pan with a 20-minute prep time and 35 minute cook time.
If you’re looking for a healthier version of baked chicken parmigiana, we’ve got just the recipe that features golden-baked parmesan chicken with a crispy, flavorful crust topped with savory marinara sauce and melty mozzarella cheese.
This is perfect with buttered egg noodles or mashed potato and a veggie dish like roasted seasoned carrots or broccoli.
Many folks consider this the best baked chicken recipe of all time, and it’s hard to disagree.
Pineapple chicken casserole with rice and peppers features sweet pineapple, garlic, ginger, bell peppers, and scallions, all baked in a savory homemade sauce along with rice and juicy pieces of chicken.
The taste will blow you away!
This stuffed chicken breast recipe features juicy chicken stuffed with cheese, mushrooms, and bacon smothered in a savory homemade honey mustard sauce.
This meal is great with noodles, rice, mashed potatoes, or veggies.
We made some garlic parmesan sauteed spinach with this dish, and it was delicious!
Who said fried chicken has to be fried? You can enjoy the same deliciously seasoned crunch of chicken fried in oil without all the grease.
But the thing we really loved about this ranch cornflake-crusted chicken bake was the unique flavor that the toasted cornflakes brought to the dish – really much more than breakfast cereal, folks!
Another instant favorite of ours was this recipe for roasted lemon chicken with potatoes.
This simple but elegant meal combines juicy, tender chicken thighs with golden roasted potatoes baked in a deliciously zesty, seasoned lemon broth.
Best of all, you don’t have to go through a lot of crazy steps. Just mix and roast! We love it!
This recipe offers the delicious taste of juicy boneless chicken breasts and thick-cut bacon swimming in a deliciously savory homemade pesto sauce with sweet tomatoes and melty mozzarella cheese topping things off.
This is a great dinner if you really want to impress someone. Best of all, it only takes 30 minutes to whip together!
Honestly, folks, we had no idea this was even a thing! But, you can take the delicious taste of cold chicken salad and make it into a savory, melty, cheesy pie with a taste that’s out of this world!
Ingredients like chicken, almonds, onion, celery, lemon juice, sour cream, mayonnaise, cream of chicken soup, water chestnuts, Parisien herbs, black pepper, paprika, cheddar, and gruyere cheese all come together to create a meat pie you’ll be dreaming about.
Garlicky chicken on top of legions of roasted garlic? Count us in!
This recipe for garlic lover’s baked chicken is not only mind-blowingly delicious but super-easy to make, taking only 40 minutes!
Seriously, folks, this recipe’s beyond easy, and the dry white wine really adds new dimensions of flavor to help balance all of the garlic (and there is a lot).
Just about everywhere you go, fast-food restaurants try to get you to buy their chicken tenders, then when you go shopping, you see bags and bags of tenders in the freezer section.
After you’ve tried this recipe for oven chicken fingers, you’ll feel nothing but pity for those poor souls still buying substandard chicken tenders.
The herb crust on these tenders is simply addictive – and that crunch! You’ll never see chicken fingers the same.
Take a look at the pure sinful flavor jumping out at you from that picture above. Look at the golden-baked chicken sitting on top of that savory sauce, and how about crumbly seasoned toppings?
This incredible dish will make you want to confess – but not before you’ve had seconds, maybe thirds.
27. Angel Chicken
We travel from a sinfully decadent dish to a heavenly creamy meal with this recipe for Angel Chicken.
You’ve got boneless oven baked chicken breast swimming in a rich and creamy white sauce that’s loaded with flavor and served over angel hair pasta.
We served this with colorful veggies like roasted red, yellow, and green peppers and onions.
We offer another delicious Asian recipe that is sure to make your favorite takeout restaurant very unhappy.
It’s not hard to understand why when you’ve tasted this recipe for baked Chinese orange chicken made with delicious, fresh chicken, swimming in savory and tangy homemade orange sauce.
29. Chicken Piccata
This simple, light and delicious recipe for Chicken Piccata features juicy chicken breasts smothered in a savory dry white wine sauce with garlic, capers, and shallots.
The meal is finished with just a pat of butter and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Can you believe that five ingredients are all you need to make the above-pictured Baked Creamy Swiss Chicken?
All you’ll need is chicken breast, swiss cheese, cream of chicken soup, chardonnay white wine, and herb stuffing mix.
We’ve got another fantastic copycat Olive Garden recipe for Stuffed Chicken Marsala.
This delectable dish features juicy, plump, and tender chicken breasts swimming in a savory marsala mushroom sauce with parmesan, mozzarella, mushrooms, and sundried tomatoes.
What’s popping? It’s obviously this unbelievably delicious recipe for Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper Chicken that’s popping full of savory, spicy flavors!
First, you’ve got juicy chicken wrapped in crispy, smoky bacon, then you add a creamy jalapeno cream cheese stuffing, and now you’ve got yourself into one sinfully delicious situation you’ll have to eat your way out of.
If you’re ready for a completely different tray bake experience, then you’ve got to try this Greek chicken traybake recipe.
You’ve got red sweet pointed peppers, onions, Greek basil leaves (or just regular basil), garlic, olive oil, clear honey, lemon, kalamata olives, crumbled feta cheese, and cherry tomatoes baked together with savory chicken thighs.
Simplicity – that’s preparing this meal in a nutshell, but the incredible taste is so much more.
This recipe for chicken zucchini casserole has very few simple ingredients, like zucchini, yellow squash, boneless chicken breasts, salt, pepper, onion, pesto, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese.
It’s not often that a casserole inspires tears of awe and admiration, but even if this chicken tortilla bake doesn’t do that to you, it might come pretty close.
As you can see from the picture above, this deliciously melty casserole has everything you could want in a tortilla, including tender, juicy strips of chicken.
Here we have a recipe for roasted chicken with rosemary and potatoes with an absolutely divine taste!
There’s not a lot of ingredients in this simple recipe. Still, it has juicy pieces of chicken brushed with olive oil and seasoned to perfection over a bed of savory potatoes that are also seasoned with rosemary, garlic, and lemon.
If you’re looking for a show stopping baked chicken dinner, then you’ll love this recipe for sausage stuffed chicken rollatini.
How can you look at the picture above and not fall in love with this dish?
Now the key to making this meal is butterflying your chicken, which is a skill that may take a little practice, but in the end, you’ll be able to do amazing things with chicken you never dreamed of!
If you’re looking for the perfect alternative to your usual big holiday meat dish, then this recipe for chicken chili in acorn squash is just what you need to shake things up.
This savory, spicy dish is loaded with texture, color, and flavor. The acorn squash has a naturally sweet taste that contrasts beautifully with the spicy chicken chili.
Another fantastic pan recipe is this garlic-roasted chicken and vegetable dish that’s loaded with delicious ingredients like red bell peppers, juicy chicken, broccoli, yellow squash, and more.
Your seasonings for this dish include garlic, parsley, cilantro, chili pepper flakes, ginger, lime juice, and several other ingredients.
For a totally new and delicious chicken and rice experience, this Greek-Style Lemon-Garlic Chicken and Rice recipe hits a home run!
This dish is crazy-flavorful with golden, juicy, seasoned chicken to its savory seasoned rice. This dish delivers the goods.
This quick and easy chicken dumpling casserole has only nine ingredients and bakes into a golden brown flaky biscuit crust with juicy strips of chicken breast and savory, creamy seasoned sauce.
We absolutely love this recipe idea for poppy seed chicken, which really takes things to a whole new level with juicy chicken, creamy sauce, and rice topped with poppy seeds and buttery crackers.
Another delicious oven-fried chicken recipe features crispy onion chicken made with a savory coating of crunchy French-friend onions!
Honestly, folks, you’ll probably never even think about fast-food chicken again after making this dish.
Looking for something a bit “fancy?” You can enjoy an expensive restaurant experience minus the bank-breaking bill and a snooty waiter with goat cheese and spinach stuffed chicken recipe.
You’ve got golden, juicy chicken stuffed with a mix of spinach, goat cheese, plus fresh herbs and spices.
Everyone’s favorite classic Italian appetizer inspires this recipe for bruschetta chicken.
Running with that concept, we have juicy pieces of seasoned oven-roasted chicken breasts topped with melty mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and spices.
Here’s a recipe for baked chicken chimichangas that’s way healthier than the traditionally fried version but packs all of the flavors we love in our chimichangas.
This recipe’s perfect for leftover shredded chicken and takes only a few minutes to prepare and bake.
Can you imagine taking the steaming pan in the above picture and setting it on your dinner table? The transfixed and open-mouthed stares of your family is something you might want to capture on camera, as for perhaps the first time you can remember, everyone falls totally silent in awe.
This cheese chicken spaghetti casserole is quick and easy despite being made from scratch.
If you’ve got leftover Thanksgiving turkey or chicken, this is a great meal to make use of your extra meat. And in about 90 minutes, you’ll have a delicious cheesy casserole your family will absolutely gobble up!
Another delicious stuffed chicken recipe that’s super easy to make is this spinach provolone stuffed chicken dish with juicy chicken breast stuffed with cheese, spinach, spices and topped with a savory marinara sauce.
Of course, no chicken bake list is complete without an amazing recipe for chicken lasagna.
As we all know, lasagna is Garfield the Cat’s favorite meal, but if he ever got a taste of this dish, poor John wouldn’t get a decent night’s sleep unless he made it for his cat every day!
And just because there’s no such thing as too much chicken parmesan, we offer this recipe for chicken parmesan casserole that turns our favorite baked chicken dish into a deliciously cheesy, saucy, and savory casserole.
Would you just look at those brown edges of melted mozzarella? Oh goodness!
If you loved these mouthwatering recipes, please be sure to watch the video below featuring five more we know you’ll love as well.
Our 50+ BEST Baked Chicken Recipes (+Oven Baked Chicken Fingers)
- 1 pound chicken tenders
- Olive oil spray
- 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil mayonnaise
- 1 large egg
- 1.5 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- Dredge the chicken tenders in the egg and then the panko breadcrumbs.
- Bake for 20 minutes at 390°F or until crispy.
Organize all the required ingredients.
Enjoy the food.