Baked Chicken Recipes:
My Mom's Recipe

baked chicken recipes

If you're looking for new baked chicken recipes, here's an easy one for you to try.

This is the one that my mom made most often when I was growing up.

Mom never measured any of the ingredients when she made this.

Once you've made this once or twice, you won't need to measure either.

Just dump some flour and spices into a bag, shake it up, and you're ready to cook the chicken.

I've suggested some spices to use, but the beauty of this recipe is that you can use whatever you have on hand.

Check that you have these staples at home

  • in the cupboard

    • whole wheat flour
    • dried oregano
    • dried tarragon
    • paprika
    • dried whole thyme

  • in the fridge or freezer

    • skinless chicken pieces (about 2 lbs/1 kg)

Get out your equipment

  • Essential

    • a baking dish, large enough for all of the chicken in a single layer
    • a sturdy bag

    The recipe

    1/2 cup/125 mL whole wheat flour

    1/2 tsp/2 mL oregano

    1/2 tsp/2 mL tarragon

    1/2 tsp/2 mL paprika

    1/4 tsp/1 mL ground thyme

    2 lbs/1 kg chicken pieces, skin removed

    Preheat oven to 350F/175C.

    Put the flour and spices into a plastic bag.
    Holding the end of the bag closed, give it a good shake to mix everything.

    Put a piece of chicken in the bag.
    Holding the end of the bag closed, shake it until the chicken is completely coated with the spice mix.

    Put the chicken into a baking dish.

    Repeat with the remaining chicken pieces.

    Bake for one hour, or until the chicken is no longer pink inside.


    • Use your favorite flour. (Mom used white flour, but I prefer whole wheat.) Try corn flour, white flour, spelt flour, kamut flour, or any combination.

    Ideas for making this recipe your own

    • Have fun experimenting with different spices! How about basil, sage, parsley, salt, pepper, or whatever is in your spice rack?


    • Mom rinsed out milk bags to use when making this recipe. (She lives in central Canada, where the milk comes in plastic bags!) A recycled milk bag is the perfect size and shape for shaking up chicken! You can also use a plastic freezer bag, or a brown paper lunch sack.

    • Once you have used the bag for this job, throw it out. Think food safety: since it has touched raw chicken, don't rinse it and use it again.

    If you enjoy this recipe, you may also like these other very easy baked chicken recipes:

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