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Easy Baked Chicken - a quick and easy recipe that yields perfectly delicious chicken each and every time
Easy Baked Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Servings: 6 to 8 people
Author: Julia
Ingredients
  • 2 to 3 pounds bone in chicken pieces
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1.5 teaspoons garlic powder *
  • 1.5 teaspoons onion powder *
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil a casserole dish and stir together the spices. Place chicken in the casserole dish and drizzle with olive oil. Use your hands to coat the full surface of the flesh with oil. Sprinkle both sides of each piece of chicken with the spice blend.

  2. Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven 35 to 45 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. For crispy skin, place oven on the high broil setting and move the chicken one shelf up. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes, or until chicken skin reaches desired level of crisp.

  3. Remove chicken from the oven and allow it to rest 10 minutes before serving. This process helps distribute the juices throughout the chicken for the moistest and tenderest result. 

  4. Serve with your favorite side dishes!

Recipe Notes

*Omit the onion powder and garlic powder for Low-FODMAP. Replace with dried oregano, cumin, or more paprika if desired.