It's a good idea to have some easy baked chicken recipes on hand. Especially when you don't have time to get ingredients or don't want to spend the afternoon cooking.
If you have chicken on hand, give these recipes a whirl. Many more easy chicken recipes at the end of the page.
My first easy baked chicken recipe includes this dry rub. The chicken needs
to chill in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours before roasting.
BEST ROAST CHICKEN RECIPE
2 whole chickens or large breast halves, thighs, legs
2 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp homemade seasoned salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp homemade onion powder
1 tsp homemade garlic powder
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1/2 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp thyme
Mix all of the rub ingredients together in a small bowl. Remove the giblets and discard. Wash the chickens thoroughly and pat dry with paper towels. Rub each chicken inside and out and place in a resealable bag; wrapping again in foil.
Chill in the refrigerate to marinate for at least 24 hours. DO NOT skip this step.
The next day, PREHEAT oven to 250 degrees and lightly spray a roasting pan with vegetable oil.
Place the chicken in a roasting pan and cook uncovered for 5 hours, or until a meat thermometer reads 170 degrees in the thickest part of the chicken. Drizzle the chickens with the pan drippings and wrap in foil. Let sit for at least 10 minutes before carving.
To make chicken gravy, add a can of chicken broth mixed with 1 tablespoon cornstarch to the pan juices, and let boil till thicken.
In a hurry? Use 5 or 6 chicken breasts or thighs with
bone. Skip the onion and marinating. Instead, toss seasonings &
chicken in a large oven roasting bag, shake till chicken are all evenly
coated. Bake in 350 degree oven for 1-1/2 hours.
A tasty chicken recipe by Paula Deen.
EASY Baked Barbecue Chicken
1 cup homemade ketchup
1/4 cup homemade brown sugar, packed
2 TBS fresh orange juice
1/4 tsp liquid smoke
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp homemade worcestershire sauce
PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees.
Mix sauce ingredients together and reserve 1/3 of the sauce for later. Place chicken pieces in a resealable bag and add sauce. Shake and place in 9x13 pan.
Bake for 45 minutes. Remove chicken and top with the remaining barbecue sauce. Bake for another 15 minutes or until juices run clear.