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Simple Oven Baked Chicken

This simple oven baked chicken is a staple at many wedding dinners. I should know, I made this for many years at a local restaurant for weddings as large as 600 people

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Simple Oven Baked Chicken Recipe
Simple Oven Baked Chicken Recipe

Oven Fried Chicken

Simplify your dinner with this oven fried chicken that comes out tender, crispy, & delicious. This is easier to achieve than you may think and it just might become your best baked chicken recipe yet.

Baked Chicken with Wild Rice and Green Beans Dinner
Baked Chicken with Wild Rice and Green Beans Dinner

Delicious Easy Dinner Recipe

Tonight at home I made this baked chicken and served it with wild rice and green beans. What a wonderful combination of flavors and textures.

Baked Chicken for Wedding Dinners

For over twelve years I baked the chicken for wedding dinners at the local restaurant. This is the recipe that was taught to me by the original owners of the business. The restaurant has been handed down to the next generation for decades now. They are on their third generation now. I had to pleasure of working with the first two generations.

Complete the Wedding Dinner

Along with this delicious chicken, we served coleslaw, mashed potatoes, gravy, and dressing. The coleslaw recipe that I have previously shared with you is the recipe that we made. If you missed it, you can find that recipe here. Looking for a good mashed potatoes recipe? Here is mine.

Oven Baked Chicken with Two Ingredients and Three Seasonings
Oven Baked Chicken with Two Ingredients and Three Seasonings

Two Ingredients with Two Seasonings

Really. This baked chicken uses only two ingredients and one of them is the chicken. The other is water. Yup, just plain water. It keeps the chicken moist while baking. The left over juices are packed full of nutrients, so save this. Label it and freeze it for later use in chicken soup, sauces, pasta, or anything else you can dream up. The seasonings are probably something that you already have in your pantry; pepper, and Lawry’s Seasoned Salt. If you do not have this seasoned salt in your cupboard, you can find it here.

Easy Baked Chicken Meal
Easy Baked Chicken Meal

Just look at that crispy outside. The inside is just as tender and juicy as you would expect.

Easy Chicken Recipe

This recipe is so easy that if you are a newbie in the kitchen, you can master this simple dish. Make it once and live off the leftovers for a few days.

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Simple Oven Baked Chicken

Get this crispy outside with a juicy and tender inside with ease. This recipe has been made at many weddings for all the guests to enjoy the celebration.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 35 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, Comfort food, easy, recipe, restaurant food
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 2kcal

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  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray oil in the bottom and sides of a 9 X 13 Pan.
  • Place the chicken skin side down in the pan. Pour the water in the pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 the pepper and seasoned salt. Bake for 40 minutes uncovered.
    Preparing the Chicken for Baking
  • Turn the chicken and sprinkle the rest of the pepper and seasoned salt. Continue baking uncovered until the chicken registers 165 degrees on a meat thermometer. Approximately 50 minutes. The skin should be golden and crispy. Enjoy

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Calories: 2kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 958mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
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