Baked Chicken

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This is one of the most fun and easy recipes for oven baked chicken tenders or chicken strips that not only kids enjoy, but adults as well. Take a few boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut them into then strips and dredge in a bit of egg, flour mixture and and then bake. What you have is a huge platter to please a crowd. Why folks love our recipe so much is because it’s baked so it’s a healthy chicken tender, much less greasy than fried ones. But we definitely love the fried versions too so if you’re into frying, go ahead and dip these in the deep fryer and you’ll have another delicious version of chicken tenders.

Probably the most fun you can have with this chicken tenders recipe is presenting an array of different dips. The standard ketchup and mustard will probably please the kiddies, but for adults, get creative with bbq sauces, homemade honey mustard or even a spicy sriracha mayo. Hot sauce, mixed with a bit of ketchup is fantastic, making it a spicy ketchup that everyone loves. The dip possibilities are endless.

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Toss in a colorful side of raw vegetable crudite and it’s a wonderful appetizer for parties of all ages. That way, you can have your healthier version of the chicken strips and all the veggies you want. It’s like a balanced meal in snack and appetizer form!

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Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

Easy Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs Recipe Best Chicken Recipe Ever! | @bestrecipebox

Honey garlic chicken thighs are one of our favorite dinners. It’s quick and easy to make, is loaded with flavor and everyone in the family loves eating them. You can also cook boneless skinless chicken breasts in this recipe and the chicken is still juicy and delicious!

We’ve always used chicken thighs because they’re more flavorful, but any cut of chicken will work. Even if you wanted to try chicken wings, they still taste great! You just need to adjust cooking times.

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Our honey garlic chicken thighs recipe is finished in the oven, but you don’t have to use the oven. You an still finish cooking on the stove top if you want. Just lower the heat so that the chicken thighs cook all the way through. It’s important to cook on the lower heat so everything is cooked to perfection.

A great way to serve these honey garlic chicken thighs is with some rice or even pasta! There’s enough delicious honey garlic sauce to pour over the rice and pasta. You can also shred the chicken in the sauce and make a fabulous honey garlic chicken sandwich! This chicken stuffed in a sandwich is yummy and you can even add them to sweet rolls for perfect sliders!

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They can be a full entree or appetizer so there’s plenty of options to gobble up these thighs for any weeknight dinner or serve them up on a party platter!

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Slow Cooker Roast Chicken Recipe for an easy Chicken Dinner! | @bestrecipebox

Slow cooker chicken recipes are always wonderful to have on hand for those busy weeknights, especially this slow cooker roast chicken. An ideal one pot chicken dinner that’s versatile, quick and easy are cooking whole chickens in the slow cooker. What you’re not able to finish in one meal, this whole chicken recipe leaves you plenty of leftover chicken for chicken sandwiches and chicken salads for lunch the next day. It’s another one of the dishes that keeps on feeding.

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Baked Fried Chicken Recipe is delicious, healthy and crispy ! @bestrecipebox

It’s hard to pass up a great batch of fried chicken. But when you’re wanting something a little healthier without all the deep frying oil, then try this easy oven baked chicken recipe that results in a crust that is crispy and almost “fried”. Sometimes we can by-pass all the oil and making this oven baked fried chicken is much healthier and still have a nice crunch. The seasoned bread crumbs on the outside of the baked chicken provides plenty of flavor and texture, similar to fried chicken, but it’s baked in the oven for about 45 minutes.

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When making this baked “fried” chicken, try to keep the sizes of the chicken pieces the same size, so that they will cook evenly. Baking times will vary depending on the size of the chicken drumsticks and thighs. To make sure the chicken is completely cooked on the inside, pierce it with a knife to make sure all the juices run clean. If you need to cook it further, then just cover the chicken with foil and bake it till it’s completely cooked. You can even bake chicken wings with this technique and if you do, then just reduce your cooking time. Serve the baked chicken with your favorite salad or corn and your favorite bbq sauce or other dipping sauce.

More Baked Chicken Recipes, Roast Chicken Recipes and Fried Chicken Recipes. Here’s some more great baked chicken recipes from Macheesmo and Epicurious.

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Here’s a video for a previous Crispy Asian Fried Chicken Recipe w/ Chili Garlic Sauce

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Spicy Garlic Chicken Wings

Best Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe loaded with flavor | @BestRecipeBox

Classic spicy chicken buffalo wings have a few simple ingredients and devoted wing aficionados rarely stray from the original spicy chicken wing concept. But we’re here to break a few rules and toss in some fresh garlic because we love garlic and it’s nice to mix things up from time to time. A nice fragrance of garlic adds a wonderful layer of extra flavor and will bring smiles to everyone’s faces, particularly to those who love garlic.

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Creamy Garlic Chicken Lemon Chicken Thighs is Delicious and Easy | @bestrecipebox

It’s been a while since we posted a chicken recipe. We didn’t want to inundate you all with back-to-back chicken recipes because we figured you all would need a break and want some sweets and veggies thrown in from time to time. Now we’re back to sharing all our recipes for chicken because we have over 25 new chicken recipes in our archives that we have to unleash!

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juicy and amazing creamy garlic lemon chicken! 

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Originally posted in January 2013, here’s an update with a new video.

A basic oven roast chicken should be in everyone’s repertoire, unless you are a vegetarian and never want to cook chicken of any kind, but that is a completely different discussion.

Roasting or baking  a whole chicken in the oven is a simple as rinse, season, and roast. It’s that easy. If you want to start to get fancy, truss the chicken before roasting to plump up those breasts. It will taste better and look better.

Easy Roast Chicken Recipe that's juicy, crispy skin and delicious! @bestrecipebox

For those who love a nice crispy skin, the key is to dry the skin as much as possible. When we have the forethought, we’ll salt the skin a few hours beforehand and then allow the chicken to air dry in the fridge for a few hours or even up to overnight. First rinse and pat dry the chicken. Next, salt it liberally with kosher salt to help dry out excess water from the skin. As it sits in the fridge, the moisture will come up to the surface allowing it to cook off in the oven.

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Crispy Skin Oven Roast Chicken Recipe in Cast Iron Skillet on

There are many techniques on how to roast chicken with crispy skin. Here is one way that makes a a great crispy skin roast chicken that’s still moist and delicious. All it takes is a large cast iron skillet and you have a wonderful roast chicken dinner for the family.

If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, definitely consider investing in one. They’re inexpensive, oven-proof and the perfect vessel for this roast chicken recipe. What the cast iron pan does so well is allow you to sear the chicken to a great crisp on all sides before the chicken bakes in the oven and then place everything directly into the oven.. You’ll be pleased at how easy this oven roast chicken is and how wonderfully juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside a baked chicken can be.

More Roast Chicken Recipes in the Oven and Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes and a great Sriracha Oven Roast Chicken Recipe.

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Healthier Tabasco Chicken Wings loaded with flavor, less fat | @bestrecipebox

Chicken Wing Recipes are often fried, baked or grilled. Sometimes the recipes for chicken buffalo wings are loaded with butter and grease. But you don’t have to give up one of the most popular chicken appetizers because of the calories. We have had options for healthy chicken buffalo wings such as our healthy sriracha chicken wings recipe.

The same idea for making healthier chicken wings carries over to different spicy hot sauce flavors such as Tabasco sauce. This popular hot sauce favorite is made into a healthy sauce so you can get the best of both worlds if you’re a fan of wings and Tabasco!

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Smoked Whole Chicken

Amazing Smoked Chicken recipe in the smoker. The flavor is outstanding! | @bestrecipebox

We are no strangers to the smoker and slow & low BBQ. But for all the hours spent with the mesquite smoldering and cherry branches smoking, all the pounds of brisket and pork butt delightfully slow cooked, until recently we’ve never smoked a whole chicken. Roast chickens make a near weekly appearance for us. As we get older, the lighter meat of chicken feels better to eat, is quite tasty, and sits in the belly much less heavy than pork or beef (although they are still quite delicious). Yet we just didn’t think about smoking a chicken in the smoker. However that thought did creep into our minds recently as we had the BBQ craving kick in, and we are forever changed.

One word, “Aammazzing!” This is something which will now be making a frequent appearance on our summertime tables. Chicken is perfect to pick up a perfect amount of smokiness, the meat stayed moist, and it was simple as can be. You’ll want to keep the smoker temperatures between 250°F-300°F, add in some fruit or nut wood branches or chips (cherry wood, apple, apricot, pecan, almond, etc…)  couple times during the cooking to give a nice smoke flavor, and if you have the foresight, brine the chicken before hand for at least a couple hours, although overnight is usually best.

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Oh, and if you want to go over the top, use a good lump charcoal, we usually use a mesquite lump charcoal and have always been happy with the flavors. We smoke in a grill which has a side smoker box. When filling the box with charcoal, we will pile the lit charcoal next to the side vent door (furthest from the grill), then stack the unlit charcoal going towards the grill (not on top of the already lit charcoal). This will allow the charcoal to slowly burn its way towards the grill and not all burn at once.

Time factor for this smoked chicken recipe will vary depending on how big your whole chicken is and the temperatures you keep your smoker at, so it is best to check done-ness by measure the internal temperature of the chicken, at least until you are familiar enough with the process to do it by feel and sight. At the thickest part of the breast is should be around 165-170°F. Usually that will take around 3 1/2 hours for the average chicken.

Enjoy! The chicken goes great with a good barbecue sauce too. Here’s a link for a homemade barbecue sauce (click on link for recipe). And don’t forget to save the bones to make an amazing stock. Just follow the same directions as for the basic chicken stock (click on link for recipe).

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Crispy Gluten Free Chicken Tenders Recipe from

One of our favorite gluten free chicken recipes to make are baked chicken tenders that are made with gluten free cereal. The crispy baked texture comes from crushed gluten free rice cereal, brown rice cereal, rice chex mix or different types of gluten free flours. The wholesome flavors of the rice texture that’s coated on the outside of these baked chicken strips has a great aroma that gives these chicken strips their addicting, crunchy bite.

Like our past non-gluten free baked chicken tenders recipes that are fried in panko bread crumbs and baked with flour, this gluten free version is equally easy and fast. You’ll be pleased at how healthy these are too when you’re baking with the boneless skinless chicken breast and rice cereal. It’s great that these are healthy chicken tenders because you can splurge on the calories when you choose your dip. It’s the dips that hits you with the high calorie count. Enjoy!

More Gluten Free Chicken Recipes, Healthy Chicken Recipes and Chicken Soup Recipes. Here’s some more chicken strip recipes from Betty Crocker and Spark Recipes

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Nothing beats a great roast chicken dinner. It warms the house, feed a family and best of all, you might even have some leftover chicken for chicken soup or chicken sandwiches for lunch. One of the most classic and easy roast chicken recipes are ones with lemon and herb. Whether you are using fresh herbs or dried herbs, you can’t deny the fact that a simple lemon and herb roast chicken can please everyone. The aroma of herbs combined with the wonderful citrus flavor of fresh lemons heightens a basic roast chicken to something elegant and satisfying.

Rubbing butter on the outside of the chicken will give you a wonderful flavor to the baked chicken. So treat yourself to some of the butter goodness! But if you don’t want to use butter, then you can certainly use olive oil. This lemon and herb roast chicken recipe will still be delicious. Serve up some roasted vegetables, a green salad or a slice of grilled bread, and what you have is a wonderful weeknight chicken dinner that’s fast, east and satisfying. As far as the left over bones, make sure to save those and make yourself a batch of homemade chicken stock. It’s so easy and versatile to use for the rest of your cooking.

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Healthy Oven Baked Chicken Breast Recipes via

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This is possibly the easiest healthy chicken breast recipe in our archive. It’s the base for anything that requires healthy pre-cooked chicken breast or it’s wonderful eaten by itself. This baked chicken breast recipe is made with boneless skinless chicken breast and baked in the oven with salt, pepper and apple juice. The apple juice gives an incredible fruity, naturally sweet and moist texture to the oven roasted chicken breast without having to use any olive oil or butter. Simply put, this is a wonderful recipe that is both easy and quick but at the same time, loaded with great flavor and moist texture.

By wrapping the chicken breasts in aluminum foil, the chicken breasts are poached in the oven with the help of the apple juice for moisture. The steam from within the foil pocket combined with the apple juice, salt and pepper cook the chicken breasts to a perfectly moist and tender texture. If you don’t want to use apple juice with the chicken breast, you can use some orange juice or what ever juice flavor you prefer. As long as it’s naturally sweet, you have a perfect balance with the salt and pepper. This technique is so simple and it can’t get any healthier than this chicken breast recipe.

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Fantastic Oven Roast Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary via

When meyer lemon season begins to peak, a favorite lemon chicken dinner is to oven roast a whole chicken that’s lathered with meyer lemon and herbs. Fragrant rosemary, fresh meyer lemon juice and tons of meyer lemon zest all infuse into this whole baked chicken to make a fabulous and quick and easy dinner. Unlike the common Eureka lemons, these meyer lemons bring a beautiful floral aroma to the oven roasted chicken. Combine the earthy flavors of the fresh rosemary, what you have is a perfectly juicy, moist and fresh lemon and herb baked chicken.

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Healthy Sriracha buffalo wings recipe that's steamed then oven baked. It's not fried. via

Is it even possible to have healthy chicken “buffalo” wings? Well, with a few compromises and an open mind, this recipe can certainly satisfy chicken wing cravings without all the fat. Our previous write up on frying vs. baking vs. pre-poaching shows the differences on how each technique can affect the calorie content.

This chicken wing recipe is healthier because the wings are slightly poached or steamed to render off excess fat. Unlike traditional buffalo wing recipes where butter is a main ingredient, this sauce has no butter in it and the flavor of the sriracha still comes through. With a tomato based sauce, combined with fragrant onions and garlic and spicy sriracha hot sauce, you won’t miss the butter.

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How to cook crispy chicken wings or buffalo wings: Fried, Baked or Pre-poached for healthy wings. via

There are a number of ways to cook chicken and buffalo wings, but which one is better? The real question should be “Which one is right for you, for your health benefits or your texture and flavor preference?” All these many factors come into discussion when choosing a which method to cook chicken wing and buffalo wing recipes. Serious Eats shared a great write up on this topic and the discussions there are worth your reading time.

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