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Oven-Baked Chicken

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Oven-Baked Chicken
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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 6
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If you love takeout fried chicken, you’ll love this mess-free recipe that’s a crispy, oven-baked alternative. The secret to this baked chicken recipe is adding the chicken to a baking dish that’s already hot. This ensures the chicken starts cooking immediately and helps create a crispy, crackly skin that’s even better than your takeout favorite.
Updated Feb 2, 2023

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2/3 cup Original Bisquick™ Baking Mix
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 to 3 1/2 lb bone-in, skin-on chicken pieces (breasts, drumsticks, thighs)

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 425°F. Melt butter in 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish, in oven.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, stir together Original Bisquick™ Baking Mix, paprika, salt and pepper; coat chicken. Place skin sides down in dish (dish and butter should be hot).
  • 3
    Bake 30 minutes; turn chicken. Bake about 15 minutes longer or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest pieces are cut to bone (at least 165°F).

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    It does not take long to melt butter in a hot oven. Be sure to watch closely, and remove when butter has melted.
  • tip 2
    The high oven temperature (425°F) not only browns up the chicken well, but it makes getting a whole chicken supper on the table in well under an hour.
  • tip 3
    By using the baking mix, which has some fat in it, and skin-on chicken, you don’t need to add a lot of additional fat to crisp up and brown the chicken as it bakes.
  • tip 4
    Stir some dried herbs or a barbecue spice blend into the baking mix before coating the chicken.

Nutrition

300 Calories, 17g Total Fat, 28g Protein, 9g Total Carbohydrate, 0g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
150
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
90mg
31%
Sodium
720mg
30%
Potassium
240mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Sometimes the simplest kitchen trick can help you elevate a meal from so-so to “so good.” That’s certainly the case with this oven baked chicken recipe that tastes like fried chicken, but without any of the mess. With little more than butter, paprika and Original Bisquick™ Baking Mix, you can bake up a chicken dish that’s totally delicious. While it may taste as though you spent hours creating a custom-blend rub, all you need is 10 minutes to coat your chicken in the flour-spice mixture. Placing the chicken skin-side down in a preheated pan is what helps the skin get that wonderful crunch and crackle—all in the oven, no deep fryer required. When baked chicken is this moist and tender on the inside and this crispy on the outside, you know it will become your go-to recipe. No wonder it’s already been highly rated by hundreds of home cooks. Once you’ve mastered this recipe, you can start exploring the rest of Betty’s best chicken recipes.
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