If you’re living alone, in a dorm, or just simply tightening your belt, knowing how to bake chicken with the least amount of ingredients possible is imperative. Unlike pork or beef, chicken is relatively cheaper, healthier, and easier to prepare. This doesn’t mean that you have to eat chicken cooked the same way over and over again. Here are 4 ways to enjoy oven baked chicken using only 5 ingredients, excluding salt and pepper, from your pantry.

 

Making A Simple Lemon Chicken

How To Bake ChickenLemon chicken is one of those dishes that satisfy even the pickiest eaters because of its simplicity and mild flavour. Aside from being a wonderful main dish, leftovers from this dish can be transformed in numerous ways. The five ingredients for this recipe are: a piece of lemon, a head of garlic, a medium-sized onion, rosemary, and olive oil. The first step is to stuff the chicken with the halved garlic and onion with half of the rosemary. Squeeze some lemon juice on the chicken and stuff it in the chicken so it closes the opening. Lift the skin and put the other half of the rosemary in between the skin and the flesh of the bird. Lastly, baste the outside with olive oil and season with salt and pepper before baking in a 375 degree oven.

 

How To Bake Chicken BBQ

On rainy days when firing up the grill outside is not an option, making oven baked chicken barbecue is the next best thing. For this recipe you will need: 8 parts water, 1 part kosher salt, 1 part brown sugar, 1 part vinegar, and dry barbecue seasoning.  Make the brine by combining all ingredients in a container that’ll fit your fridge. Brine the chicken for 4 hours in the refrigerator. Combine a teaspoon of kosher salt, a tablespoon of brown sugar, and two tablespoons of barbecue seasoning to make a dry rub. Apply the rub on the chicken and bake in an oven at 375 degrees.

 

Frying Chicken In The Oven

How To Bake ChickenEver tried oven fried chicken? This healthier version gives you the same crunch of deep fried chicken without having to cook it in a huge amount of oil. For this recipe, you will need: a teaspoon of curry powder, a teaspoon of poultry seasoning, a teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning, half cup of flour, and half cup of softened butter. Mix the dry ingredients to make the breading. Dip the chicken pieces in the butter and coat with the breading. Bake in an oven at 375 degrees until the chicken is crispy and golden brown.

 

How To Bake Chicken Parmesan

Chicken parmesan is a classic that is easy to make but tastes like a million bucks. To make this, you will need: ½ cup bread crumbs, ½ cup parmesan cheese, ½ teaspoon oregano, ½ teaspoon thyme, and ¼ cup melted butter. Mix the dry ingredients to make breading. Dip the chicken into the butter and coat with the mix before baking at 375 degrees. By experimenting with these recipes, you will never run out of ways of How to Bake Chicken.