Baked Chicken Recipe Guide

Baked Chicken DrumsticksIt’s healthy, easy to prepare, and incredibly delicious. No wonder baked chicken recipes are so sought-after. Served with a great sauce or seasoning, the dish is not just irresistible, but also part and parcel of a balanced diet.


Chicken with Cranberry and Fruit

Baked chicken with cranberry sauce is a very simple, but special recipe. Commonly associated with Thanksgiving dinner in North America, cranberry sauce is great for any meal with poultry. 

Cranberry Recipes:

Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
New England Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Apple Chicken Breasts
Roasted Cranberry Chicken Breasts

Sweet-Flavored Recipes:

Plum-Sauced Chicken
Apricot Chicken Bake
Baked Pineapple Chicken
Baked Chicken with Apples
Bombay Chicken and Rice with Fruit

A bit sweet and tangy, cranberry sauce is not only incredibly delicious, but also a great winter immune system booster. Be forewarned that getting hold of cranberries is not always easy. If fresh cranberries are not available, it is also possible to use dried ones. Simply reduce the amount of added sugar, as dried cranberries are often already sweetened.


Asian Sauces

Asian Style Recipes:

Mahogany Wings
Teriyaki Wing Dings
Asian Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken In Spicy Sauce
Steve's Spicy Yogurt Chicken
Sesame Chicken Fingers with Plum Sauce

In the mood for an Asian-inspired dish? Try teriyaki baked chicken. Teriyaki sauce is one of the most popular glazes, especially for white meats, as it complements chicken dishes quite nicely.  While teriyaki sauce is also sold bottled on the shelves of grocery stores, it goes without saying that it is much more tasty when made from scratch. It is super easy, thicker than the bottled sauce, and oh so delicious.

Honey 'n Garlic

Honey 'n Garlic Recipes:

Israeli Orange Chicken
Baste and Bake Chicken
Honey Orange Chicken Legs

Baked chicken in a honey garlic sauce is yet another flavorful recipe. While it may not seem like the most suitable blend, the combination of the sweet honey and the intense flavor of the garlic are simply divine. So what is it about honey and garlic that works so well? Honey’s smoothness mellows the robust flavor of the garlic, lending the sauce a perfect mixture of flavors.


Barbecue Spices

Barbecue Chicken Recipes:

Mom's Ginger Barbecued Chicken
Kraft Barbecue Oven Tender Chicken

Another delicious poultry recipe is baked chicken with barbecue sauce. Barbecue sauce comes in many different and exciting flavors. While some like it sweet and tangy, others prefer hot and spicy. Whatever version is favored, barbecue sauce is extremely easy to prepare and makes chicken tender, juicy and flavorful.


Preparation and Technique

Baking is an oven-based technique that is regarded as one of the healthiest ways of cooking chicken. What makes chicken so healthy is the fact that it contains many proteins and has considerably less fat than red meat. Baked chicken can be prepared as a whole or in part, with most recipes making use of specific chicken parts. In either case, it is recommended to leave the skin on to keep the meat from drying out during cooking. Baking the chicken in sauce is a great way for it to become more juicy and tasteful. There is a range of sauces and seasonings used to prepare truly mouthwatering chicken recipes.   

A small, but helpful tip for making tasty baked chicken recipes: put each piece of chicken on a suitable piece of aluminum foil and pour sauce and seasoning onto it. Next fold all sides of the foil, so that the sauce cannot escape. This will ensure that the chicken will remain juicy and luscious. Place the foil-wrapped chicken pieces onto a tray and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven. Depending on the size of the chicken pieces, most chicken recipes prescribe baking for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

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