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Baked Chicken Recipe


Oven baked chicken

Oven baked chicken

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Baked Chicken Recipe

Baked chicken is different from roasted chicken in two ways. First, baked chicken is prepared with chicken parts (i.e., individual drumsticks, thighs, breasts and wings) whereas roasted chicken is cooked whole. Second, baked chicken is dredged in seasoned flour before cooking, which we don't do when roasting a whole bird.

Your best bet is to buy a chicken already cut up, or pick out a whole bird and have your butcher cut it up for you. If you do this, be sure to take home the back, which hasn't got much meat on it but is great for making chicken broth.

But if you're interested in doing it yourself, here's a quick video that shows you how to cut up a whole chicken.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes


  • 1 large fryer chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • ½ tsp dried thyme, crumbled
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

  2. Combine the flour, salt, pepper and other seasonings in a shallow dish.

  3. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels.

  4. Working one piece at a time, dredge each piece of chicken in the flour, dip it in the melted butter and then transfer to a baking dish skin-side-up.

  5. Bake for about an hour or until the juices run clear and the chicken is nicely browned and cooked all the way through.
Serves 4.
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