Amish Baked Chicken
You will not believe how easy baked chicken recipe is! A simple mixture of flour and spices is used to coat chicken pieces. The chicken is then baked and tastes like you spent hours frying it.
Chicken is one of our favorite dishes to eat. We cook whole chickens on the grill and one of our favorite summer meals is Chinese chicken salad. But when the cool weather hits, this easy and delicious baked chicken recipe is my go to recipe!
I’m not really sure what is “Amish” about this recipe, but it makes some mighty fine chicken. This baked chicken tastes just like fried chicken but without all the work.
The recipe calls for 3 pounds of chicken pieces. I generally use bone in-thighs to make this baked chicken recipe. But a friend of mine just made the recipe using boneless skinless chicken breasts and coconut flour because they are gluten free. She said it was amazing!
I was a bit worried when I first made this because 3 pound sounded like too much, but we didn’t have any leftovers! So definitely double this recipe if you’ve got a lot of mouths to feed.
I bake the chicken on a rimmed baking sheet, or jelly roll pan. But feel free to use any type of baking dish.
I like to serve this chicken with scalloped potatoes that I cook in the same oven as the chicken and a green vegetable for a comforting winter dinner. Of course, a little peanut butter chocolate chip pie to end the meal never hurts!
Love home cooking? Check out this fun Amish cookbook!
- ½ cup flour
- ½ Tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 3 pounds chicken thighs
- Grease a jelly roll pan or other baking dish.
- In a medium bowl combine flour and spices. Whisk well.
- Dredge chicken in flour mixture and then place in baking dish, skin side down.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 45-60 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Flip chicken once, half-way through cooking.