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Hungry Man's Baked Chicken Recipe

Hungry Man's Baked Chicken

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"A hungry man will survive with this extremely easy meal."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 to 400 degrees F (190 to 200 degrees C).
  2. With a knife make small cuts in the sides of the chicken parts; then season chicken with salt, pepper, herbs and spices to taste.
  3. Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Place chicken on cookie sheet and cover chicken with more aluminum foil. Pierce foil cover with fork to make many small holes. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Then open foil cover and place onion between chicken pieces and garlic on top. Bake for another 10 minutes and serve. Enjoy!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 18, 2005

Easily a 5 star recipe because it's soooo easy and good. I've been trying lots of different recipes for drumsticks lately and none of them have done anything for me. This one is awesome. I'll make this all the time for sure.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 04, 2006

I was excited to try this different method of cooking chicken. I have to say I'm disappointed with the results. The skin ended up really soggy, so we took it off (and therefore lost all the seasoning as well). I have to imagine that the salt and pepper amounts were a typo...I used far less than 2 tablespoons. The onion was ok, but it didn't particularly add anything to the chicken, nor was it anything special by itself. If you're looking for yummy baked onion, try Vidalia Heaven on this site. This recipe wasn't bad, it just wasn't special. On the plus side, this was a quick and easy recipe, both in prep and cleanup. If I make this again, I'll make the following changes: use skinless chicken, add some paprika for color, and add some carrots and green beans along with the onion for additional color/flavor. Thanks for the recipe.

Oct 01, 2003

You really have to be hungry to eat the chicken. It can taste better if you add a DASH of salt and pepper.

Mar 17, 2008

This was a very delicious recipe with some nice kick to it! I only used half the called for amount for the salt and pepper. I put the S/P and allspice into a bag and shook the chicken in it, to coat. I also sauteed the onions and garlic for a few minutes before adding it to the chicken.

Dec 11, 2009

I added a few more spices to the chicken (dash of ground sage and paprika), and used onion and garlic powders instead of fresh. The chicken turned out AMAZING! This is by far the most delicious way I've baked chicken. The aluminum foil is a great idea, as it really allows the spices to infuse into the drumsticks. I would probably take the foil off the chicken 5-10 minutes earlier in the future because I like my drumsticks a little crispier, but they were still fabulous. Also, I used kosher drumsticks, which I have found to be juicier. Great recipe, and I will definitely be making this again soon!!

Jun 22, 2003

I made this for my husband and he absolutely loved it. It was a great tasting meal that was easy and quick to make which is a must in our house.

Dec 17, 2004

This was so much fun to make!! I just used drum sticks and cooked them for 40 min. The taste was to die for and I can't wait to make it again. Adding the onions and garlic at the last 10 min. made the Chicken taste so very good.

Feb 15, 2011

The chicken just cooked (covered) for the 40 mins - I took the foil off and it looked raw - I put it back in for another 30 mins - will see.....right now not sure. I had no "Shake-N-Bake" so I was looking for something different - not sure if this will beit - but I will post in 24 mins.


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  • Calories
  • 382 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 170 mg
  • 57%
  • Fat
  • 18.6 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 42 g
  • 84%
  • Sodium
  • 7157 mg
  • 286%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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