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19 Best Baked Chicken Recipes That Will Help You Get Fit and Stay Healthy

Get fit with these easy-to-make, healthy, and cost-efficient baked chicken dishes that are perfect for dinner tonight.
Last Updated
December 28, 2023
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Looking for a way to make cheap baked chicken that is both healthy and affordable? Look no further! In this blog post, we have compiled some of the best-baked chicken recipes that will help you stay on track with your fitness goals.

These recipes are all easy to follow and will leave you feeling satisfied and happy with the end result. From BBQ chicken to sweet and sour, there is something for everyone on this list!


The 19 Best Baked Chicken Recipes

So, what are you waiting for? Start browsing through these delicious recipes and get cooking!

Honey Sriracha Glazed Baked Chicken Drumsticks

honey sriracha glazed baked chicken drumsticks
Lord Byron’s Kitchen

Honey Sriracha Glazed Baked Chicken Drumsticks are a sweet and spicy combination that will make your taste buds go wild.

These drumsticks are baked to perfection, and you will be able to easily make them in your own home.

The recipe also includes a dipping sauce, which is made from mayonnaise, honey, soy sauce, sriracha, and cornstarch. This is a one-pan dish that you can have on the table any night of the week.


Spicy Baked Chicken Thighs and Ranch Potatoes

spicy baked chicken thighs and ranch potatoes
Kinda Healthy Recipes

If you’re looking for a delectable and simple dinner recipe with minimal prep and cleanup, look no further than these Spicy Baked Chicken Thighs and Ranch Potatoes.

This dish will satisfy all of your cravings–from the tangy, tomatoey sauce coating the chicken to the irresistibly crispy potato skins sprinkled with ranch seasoning.


Cheesy Chicken Fajita Casserole

cheesy chicken fajita casserole
Persnickety Plates

There are so many different recipes for fajitas, but this cheesy chicken fajita casserole is one of the best. It’s easy to make, and it’s always a hit with everyone who tries it.

The casserole is made with chicken, bell peppers, onion, and cheese, and it’s topped with a delicious homemade sauce. You can serve it with tortillas or rice, and it’s perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.


Baked Cheddar Ranch Chicken Tenders

baked cheddar ranch chicken tenders
Carlsbad Cravings

Baked Cheddar Ranch Chicken Tenders are the perfect way to feed a craving for grab-and-go food. This indulgent dish is made of chicken tenders, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, and breadcrumbs.

Most importantly, this recipe is quick and easy to make, so you’ll be able to satisfy your cravings in no time!


Easy Baked Honey Garlic Chicken

easy baked honey garlic chicken
Gimme Delicious

Easy Baked Honey Garlic Chicken is a mouth-watering, finger-licking meal that will be the talk of the town.

There is something about chicken legs that makes them so juicy and tender when they are baked in a honey garlic sauce.

When you add in the depth of flavor from the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar, it is no wonder why this dish has been toted as a favorite for so many years.


Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

This recipe is great for the winter months when ingredients are scarce, and people are trying to feed their families without breaking the bank. It also provides a variety of vegetables, protein, and carbohydrates for a balanced diet.

This dish is incredibly filling because it contains rice, ground beef for protein, broccoli, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, butter, or margarine to saute the veggies in, and cheese that melts into creamy goodness.


Lemon and Garlic Baked Chicken Thighs

baked chicken with lemon and garlic
Food & Wine Magazine

Lemon and garlic are two of the most popular flavors when it comes to chicken dishes. This recipe combines both of those flavors together in a simple yet delicious dish.

The chicken thighs are baked in the oven with a lemon and garlic sauce, resulting in a flavorful and tender piece of poultry. Serve this dish with some rice or potatoes for a complete meal.


Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

The chicken bacon ranch casserole is a delicious and hearty dish that can be served at almost any time of the year.

It contains simple yet flavorful ingredients such as cheese, bacon, and ranch dressing. Not only is it easy to make, but it is also fairly inexpensive and does not require many ingredients.


Simple Baked Chicken Breasts

simple baked chicken breasts

Simple Baked Chicken Breasts is a simple dish that can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge. The process involves coating chicken breasts with a mixture of breadcrumbs, garlic salt, and pepper.

To make the sauce, melt butter and add tomato sauce, water chestnuts or mushrooms, soy sauce, vinegar, and ginger.

Once the sauce is heated through, pour it over the breaded chicken breasts and bake them for 50 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (or until done).


One Sheet of Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

When you’re looking for a healthy, easy dinner, this One Sheet of Roasted Chicken and Vegetables may be the perfect option.

The dish takes less than an hour to make and requires only one pan.

Strong flavors from garlic, lemon, basil, red pepper flakes, and oregano give this dish a delicious kick as well as a beautiful presentation with all the colors of the vegetables.


Oven Baked Ranch Crispy Chicken Thighs

oven baked ranch crispy chicken thighs
This Lil Piglet

Baked Ranch Crispy Chicken Thighs are an excellent choice to serve for dinner or as a great snack.

They are easy to make, and you can customize them with your own favorite spices.

These crispy chicken thighs are coated in a delicious ranch seasoning, making them so good you’ll have trouble not finishing the whole batch!

You can also prepare these chicken thighs ahead of time by storing them in the freezer.


Sweet and Sour Chicken Thighs

Sweet and sour pineapple chicken thighs may seem like a strange combination, but they’re actually surprisingly delicious.

This dish is an easy way to get both sweet and sour flavors into one meal with minimal fuss and dishes.

The rich flavor of the baked marinade works well with the sweet topping, while the tangy sauce adds a nice contrast. If you’re looking for a new twist on everyday chicken dinner, this recipe is your answer!


Baked BBQ Chicken

baked bbq chicken
The Endless Meal

This is not your ordinary baked chicken that requires hours of cooking. You can have delicious, tender, baked BBQ Chicken in under 3 hours.

The BBQ sauce ensures that it is moist and flavorful, and the glaze creates a crispy exterior.

You don’t even need to oven-bake or pre-heat an oven for this recipe.


Salsa Verde Chicken

Baked Salsa Verde Chicken is a Mexican dish that consists of chicken, salsa verde, and onion. The salsa has chiles in it to give the sauce its spiciness. The onions will bring some sweetness to the dish too.

This dish can be found at any Mexican restaurant or in your kitchen after having a craving for something spicy and flavorful.

It will serve four people generously because of all the ingredients in it.


Rosemary Honey Chicken with Roasted Veggies

rosemary honey chicken with roasted veggies
Kay’s Clean Eats

It’s a great dish for any time of the year, but might be especially nice on cold winter nights! The chicken is so moist and flavorful, we’re sure you’ll love it. It’s almost as if the chicken has been cooked in butter!

This recipe includes both chicken and vegetables, providing a nice balance of protein and healthy veggies.

It’s a wonderful meal to make on a weeknight, and the honey and rosemary bring a new depth of flavor to the chicken while the roasted veggies make for a perfect side dish.


Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes is an easy dish that can be on the table in just 30 minutes.

This recipe combines potatoes, olive oil, salt, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, and crushed red pepper for a flavorful dish that’s always served up on the table with hot dinner rolls.


One Pan of Garlic Ranch Chicken and Veggies

one pan garlic ranch chicken and veggies
Damn Delicious

One Pan Garlic Ranch Chicken and Veggies is a quick and easy meal that everyone will love.

Chicken, red potatoes, onions, and carrots are cooked in a garlic ranch sauce, and then all of the food is placed on one large pan for serving.

This dish is so good you won’t need to add anything extra. Make this recipe for dinner tonight!


Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts are a classic healthy dish, perfect for any meal. This dish is so easy to prepare and takes the hassle and guilt out of food preparation.

The spinach in this dish provides significant health benefits.

It’s packed with vitamins and minerals such as calcium, vitamin K, and iron.


Baked Teriyaki Chicken

baked teriyaki chicken
Canva Photos

There are many different ways to prepare teriyaki chicken, but what if you don’t have time for a marinade or sauce? That’s where the Baked Teriyaki Chicken comes in.

All you have to do is place a chicken breast between two sheets of wax paper and season it with salt and pepper.

After that, cut a lemon in half and rub it on the chicken, then drizzle it with olive oil.





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