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.
Anyone else LOVE bone in chicken thighs? They are a staple in our dinner meal plan because they are cheap and easy.
They are great in the slow cooker (like in Slow Cooker Orange Chicken).
They also fry up well (like in our Sweet Tea Fried Chicken Recipe).
And you can bake them using a homemade shake and bake or using this delicious baked chicken recipe, which makes baked chicken taste fried.
If you don’t love bone in chicken thighs, this recipe will work with pretty much any cut of chicken. You can make it gluten free by substituting coconut flour for the wheat flour.
The recipe calls for 3 pounds of chicken. That is enough to feed a family of four so if you want leftovers, make more chicken.
Baking the chicken on a rimmed baking sheet, or jelly roll pan keeps the air moving around the chicken to make it crispy. But feel free to use any type of baking dish.
I like to serve this chicken with more traditional side dishes like these easy scalloped potatoes. You can cook the potatoes in the same oven as the chicken or cook them in a slow cooker.
For dessert, the chicken goes well with a little peanut butter chocolate chip pie.
Love home cooking? Check out this fun Amish cookbook!
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 Tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 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.