Oven-Baked Chicken

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Oven-Baked Chicken
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 5
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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 Jun 13, 2019


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2/3 cup Original Bisquick™ mix
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cut-up whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 pounds)


  • 1
    Heat oven to 425°F. In 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish, melt butter in oven.
  • 2
    Stir together Bisquick™, paprika, salt and pepper; coat chicken. Place skin sides down in dish (dish and butter should be hot).
  • 3
    Bake 35 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
    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 2
    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 3
    Cutting up your own chicken is a grocery store bargain—it’s worth looking for an organic bird if you can.
  • tip 4
    If you do roast vegetables at the same time—adjust the oven racks so everything fits into the oven without being crowded. Be sure to check the temperature of the chicken since it may take a little longer with a crowded oven.
  • tip 5
    Stir some dried herbs or a barbecue spice blend into the baking mix before coating the chicken.


350 Calories, 20 g Total Fat, 33 g Protein, 10 g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
20 g
Saturated Fat
5 g
100 mg
940 mg
300 mg
Total Carbohydrate
10 g
Dietary Fiber
33 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
1/2 Starch; 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*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™ 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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