How do You Cook Chicken in the Oven?

When baking chicken in the oven you can cook the chicken plain or you can add a sauce. We like to marinate the chicken first and you can choose from a wide variety of marinades at the local grocery store. Another option is to put some lemon juice, garlic, onion and italian seasoning in a baggie and add the chicken. The the chicken set in the marinade for a few hours before cooking. Then place the chicken in a shallow baking dish and cook at 350 degrees. The amount of time it will take to cook depends on the size of what you are cooking but generally it is 30 to 45 minutes for chicken pieces. You will know it is ready when using a digital meat thermometer the temperature reaches 165 degrees.