Basic Baked Chicken

Basic Baked Chicken | ChopChop


Cooking chicken like this makes the oven do all the work— which is nice for the chef! If thighs aren’t your favorite, use drumsticks or even breasts, just make sure they have the skin on, since that’s what makes this so delicious. 

Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Makes: 4 Servings

Kitchen Gear: 

Measuring spoons 
Medium-sized bowl
Baking pan
Aluminum foil
Tongs or heatproof spatula 
Pot holders


1⁄2 teaspoon
1⁄2 teaspoon
black pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon
garlic powder
1⁄2 teaspoon
dried oregano
1 teaspoon
dried basil
large chicken thighs (with bone and skin)
1 tablespoon
hot sauce (if you like it spicy)


  1. Turn the oven on and set it to 350 degrees.
  2. Put the salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, basil, and chicken thighs in the bowl. Add the hot sauce and massage the chicken to spread the seasoning mix all over it.
  3. Put the chicken in the baking pan, skin side up. Cover the pan with foil and put it in the oven.
  4. After 30 minutes, carefully uncover the chicken. Turn the heat up to 450 degrees and cook until the chicken is crisp and golden brown, another 30 minutes. Serve right away.