Crispy Oven Baked Chicken

Crispy Oven Baked Chicken

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Crispy Oven Baked Chicken with succulent meat and fresh, delightful skin can be on your supper table with around 5 minutes of cooking!

This crispy chicken is made in the oven without any breading at all; the only ingredients you need are the chicken, a drizzle of oil, salt, and pepper.

Why to Try Crispy Oven Baked Chicken:

In the event that you haven’t attempted that exceptionally basic cooking strategy yet, you ought to, on the grounds that you essentially need to taste it to comprehend how astounding a solitary piece of chicken can be.

Throughout the course of recent years, I’ve attempted perhaps one or two techniques to reproduce that flavor and firmness in the stove and I am jubilant to have at long last nailed it.

I’m naming this the simplest recipe in light of the fact that it requires no prep, no marinade, no extraordinary anything by any means ahead of time.

Making Crispy Chicken in the Oven:

Grab your chicken, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then bake. Seriously. That’s all the effort it requires.

You’ve literally just gifted yourself an hour to crash on the couch, read a book, watch a show, and in general ignore everything else; while the chicken sizzles in the oven and fills the house with delicious smells.

This Oven-Baked Crispy Chicken will fool everyone into thinking you are actively cooking dinner. 

Chicken Add-Ons:

HONEY MUSTARD SAUCE (pictured): Mix together 1/3 cup mayonnaise, 2 tbsp dijon mustard, 2 tbsp honey, 1 – 2 tsp lemon juice, salt and pepper.

RANCH SAUCE:  Mix together 1/4 cup each mayonnaise (preferably whole egg) and sour cream, 2 tbsp milk, 1 tsp lemon juice or white vinegar, 1/4 tsp each dried parsley or dill, dried dill, dried fresh chives (Note a), garlic powder, 1/8 tsp salt & black peppera) All the herbs can be substituted with fresh herbs, finely chopped. Double the quantity – i.e. use 1/2 tsp.Don’t worry if you don’t have all the herbs. If you have at least 1, it will still taste similar to what it should taste like, just use more of the herbs you have (3/4 tsp dried herbs in total).

Or you can try Our Special Sauce.

I utilize bone in and skin on chicken thighs for this recipe. I find that it creates the best outcomes. Notwithstanding, assuming you have boneless skinless available or that is only your preference, they turn out only great with this recipe also! They might require around 10 minutes less to cook, so watch out for them.

Can I make Crispy Chicken Ahead:

MAKE AHEAD: Best way is to toast breadcrumbs, then put chicken in batter, leave up to 2 days. Then crumb the chicken just before baking. It is ok crumbed up to 24 hours beforehand, store in the fridge. Freezing raw doesn’t work. Reheating: Best way is to blast in the oven for literally 3 – 5 minutes at 200C/390F until it is just warmed inside.

Other Chicken You Might Like:

Fajitas chicken burrito bowl


garlic lemon chicken thighs

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Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 35 min Total Time 40 mins Calories: 358 Best Season: Summer



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  1. Preheat the broiler to 400 degrees. Line an enormous baking plate or half sheet skillet with foil and put every one of the chicken pieces on it, skin side down. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and flip each piece skin side up. Sprinkle about a teaspoon of oil over the skin on each piece of chicken and rub to cover. Sprinkle again with salt and pepper.

  2. Bake for one hour, until most of the fat has rendered out of the chicken and the skin is golden brown and crisp. Remove from the oven and let rest about 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 358
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 142mg48%
Sodium 499mg21%
Potassium 296mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 1g1%
Protein 23g46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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