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Bake in Bag Chicken

Bake in Bag Chicken is Fast, EASY and so delicious, you’ll put it in your regular dinner rotation and keep extras in the pantry! No kidding!

bake in bag chicken pan

Bake in Bag Chicken

Want an EASY and fast recipe for chicken that is ready in an hour or less? Just slap it in the oven and BOOM, it’s done!

You can make it with or without veggies in the bag. Whip up some McCormicks Chicken Gravy and have something truly delicious to serve over mashed potatoes! No joke.

You can make this as an oven bag chicken breast, boneless skinless breast/thighs or bone in chicken pieces. I’ve cut up an entire chicken and used that too. All works equally well!

bake in bag chicken seasoning

Here’s What You’ll Need

Just two ingredients, really.

  • 2 lbs chicken (bone in or out) (skin on or off).
  • One Bag ‘N Season Original Chicken Packet
  • OPTIONAL: Veggies to add into the bag (4 Cups) – see tips and tricks.

Here’s How You Do It

  • Place Chicken in the bag
  • Sprinkle with seasoning
  • Close up the bag
  • Poke 4 holes.
  • Bake.

It’s really that easy!

Special Equipment

You don’t need any special equipment at all for bake in a bag chicken just a 9×13 baking dish or a rimmed baking sheet to hold the bag. That’s it!

This is the 9×13 pan that I have and am using in the video near the bottom of this article. The lid makes it so easy to save leftovers or to take items to a pot luck!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Can I Freeze This Chicken?

Yes, Absolutely! You can freeze this chicken once it has been baked. Simple enclose in a freezer safe package, remove as much air as possible and then freeze for up to 3 months.

How Long Does This Chicken Last?

It will safely last up to 5 days in the refrigerator if kept covered!

bake in bag chicken in 9x13

Tips and Tricks for Perfect Bake in Bag Chicken

  • Use bone in chicken, it gives more flavor, cooks for the right time. If you choose to use boneless skinless adjust cooking time down. Be sure to use a Thermoworks thermometer and cook to internal temperature of 165.
  • Bag directions calls to add 4 cups of veggies. You’ll want to add a softer veggies like green beans or peas. Harder veggies like potatoes or carrots will need to be par cooked to soften. Don’t add more than 4 cups or it won’t get done in the allotted time.
  • If you like a gravy, use the McCormick gravy packet. It’s a great flavor together.
  • Use a decent 9 x 13 pan or a baking sheet with rim. It’s messy otherwise. You can store the dish with the bag in it if you are in a rush. No harm.
  • You can freeze the chicken once it’s cooked, use freezer safe package, remove the air and store in freezer up to 3 months.
  • It Lasts covered for 5 days in the fridge.
  • reheat covered individual pieces in the microwave or reheat pieces in the air fryer or at 350 in standard oven.
  • Use the entire seasoning packet on your chicken.
  • The bag and all the seasoning are in the packet as is the little tie.
  • goes great with mashed potatoes, broccoli, peas, carrots or a green salad.
  • An easy meal would be to pick up some premade mashed potatoes and a salad and the Texas toast from the freezer section.

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bake in bag chicken pan

Bake in Bag Chicken

Easy, Fast, Delicious and did I say Easy? Bake in Bag Chicken is gonna make your regular rotation, promise. Plus you can jazz up and make with veggies for an all inclusive meal!
Print Pin Rate
Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bake in bag chicken
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 234kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 package McCormicks Bake N Bag and Seasoning for Chicken
  • 2 lbs Chicken bone in or bone out, skin on or skin off
  • 4 cups soft vegetables optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350. Remove the baking bag from the packet. Open the seasoning packet side of the package and set aside.
  • Place the chicken pieces in the baking bag set into the 9×13 baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with 90% of the seasoning mix. If using veggies, place those on top of the chicken and sprinkle with the remaining seasoning mix. Close the bag loosely with the enclosed tie.
  • Place the entire dish in the oven and bake for an hour (start with 25 minutes if using boneless chicken, check temp and remove when internal temp is 165).
  • After an hour, check internal temp and remove when reaches 165. Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes. Open bag by slicing down the center (or removing the closure). Serve chicken hot.

Notes

  • Use bone in chicken, it gives more flavor, cooks for the right time. If you choose to use boneless skinless adjust cooking time down. Be sure to use a Thermoworks thermometer and cook to internal temperature of 165.
  • Bag directions calls to add 4 cups of veggies. You’ll want to add a softer veggies like green beans or peas. Harder veggies like potatoes or carrots will need to be par cooked to soften. Don’t add more than 4 cups or it won’t get done in the allotted time.
  • If you like a gravy, use the McCormick gravy packet. It’s a great flavor together.
  • Use a decent 9 x 13 pan or a baking sheet with rim. It’s messy otherwise. You can store the dish with the bag in it if you are in a rush. No harm.
  • You can freeze the chicken once it’s cooked, use freezer safe package, remove the air and store in freezer up to 3 months.
  • It Lasts covered for 5 days in the fridge.
  • reheat covered individual pieces in the microwave or reheat pieces in the air fryer or at 350 in standard oven.
  • Use the entire seasoning packet on your chicken.
  • The bag and all the seasoning are in the packet as is the little tie.
  • goes great with mashed potatoes, broccoli, peas, carrots or a green salad.
  • An easy meal would be to pick up some premade mashed potatoes and a salad and the Texas toast from the freezer section.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Bake in Bag Chicken
Amount Per Serving (0.5 lb)
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 76mg3%
Potassium 206mg6%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 152IU3%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

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