Easy Oven Baked Chicken Breasts or Thighs

This easy baked chicken recipe is one of our all-time favorite dinners! Bone-in and skin-on breasts (or thighs!) are marinated in a citrusy, garlicky glaze and then baked in the oven. You’re going to love this simple baked chicken.

Baked chicken on a white plate with roasted potatoes.
How to Bake Chicken in the Oven
Marinate: Mix together all of the ingredients besides the chicken. Place chicken in a bowl or large ziplock bag. Add the marinade to the chicken and toss to coat. Cover the bowl or seal the ziplock bag and place it in the fridge to marinate for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven: When you’re ready to cook, preheat the oven to 375°F.
Prep the chicken. Place the chicken breast, bone side down, on a baking pan. Spoon a little extra marinade on top of each piece of chicken and then toss the remaining marinade. Sprinkle the chicken with a bit more Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
Bake. Bake the chicken in the preheated oven until the chicken meat is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear. This should take about 45 to 55 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the breast meat should read 165°F.
Rest and Serve: Cover the chicken loosely with foil and allow it to rest for 5 minutes, then serve. This ensures your chicken stays extra juicy
Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil
juice from 1 orange
juice from 1 lemon
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon paprika
3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1.5 lbs chicken breasts and/or thighs, bone-in and skin on
½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Instructions
Mix together all ingredients besides chicken. Place chicken in a bowl or large ziplock bag and add marinade.
Add marinade to chicken and toss to coat. Cover bowl or seal ziplock bag and place in fridge to marinade for 1 hour.
When ready to cook, preheat oven to 375°F. Place chicken breast, bone side down, on a baking pan.
Spoon on a little extra marinade on top of each piece of chicken and then toss remaining marinade. Sprinkle chicken with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
Bake in preheated oven until chicken meat is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, 45 to 55 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the breast meat should read 165°F.
Cover chicken loosely with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes, then serve. This ensures your chicken stays extra juicy
Nutrition
SERVING: 1, CALORIES: 338kcal, CARBOHYDRATES: 16g, PROTEIN: 41g, FAT: 12g, SATURATED FAT: 3g, POLYUNSATURATED FAT: 8g, CHOLESTEROL: 124mg, SODIUM: 623mg, FIBER: 2g, SUGAR: 12g

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