Baked Chicken Recipe | Lunch Box (Updated 2 Jan 2016)

Since Nate is off chicken, my two other kids get usually get their chicken fix in their school lunch. Kawawa naman if we have chicken at home while Nate watches on, di ba? 🙁 Here’s a quick and easy baked chicken recipe that’s great for baon.

school lunch baked chicken recipe

Last Tuesday, the girls had Baked Herb-Chicken Thighs. It is one of the lunch box mainstays, because it’s so easy and quick to cook. It’s a flexible recipe too, as you can throw in any flavors you want into the marinade.

I use chicken legs or thighs, instead of whole chicken because nobody wants to eat the breast part in this family. So I always end up eating it! To be fair to everyone (especially to myself, hehe, I decided – only chicken legs!)

Baked Chicken Recipe below.

baked chicken recipe in the oven school baon idea


6  pieces chicken thighs or legs, washed and drained well

6 cloves garlic, minced

2 to 3 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp mixture of herbs: thyme, rosemary, sage

salt and pepper to taste


Variation: Asian style baked chicken recipe

If you want oriental flavors in your chicken, use Asian herbs  and spices instead. I like five-spice powder, star anise (sangke), and ginger. Add some sugar (just a little so it won’t be too sweet), and about one tablespoon of sesame oil.


  1. Simply mix all ingredient, and marinate for at least 1 hour. Best to marinate overnight.
  2. Pre-heat oven at 160 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes. If your oven has a convection fan function, turn it on.
  3. Place chicken pieces in an oven-proof dish, skin side up. Put the dish in the middle rack of the oven.
  4. Lower heat to 140 degrees, and set timer to 45 minutes.
  5. Check periodically to avoid burning. I turn the chicken pieces every 15 minutes to make sure all sides get cooked. Always end with skin side up to get a beautifully crisp surface.
  6. Serve with all the glorious drippings! 😀


10 thoughts on “Baked Chicken Recipe | Lunch Box (Updated 2 Jan 2016)

  1. Since we are staying away from pork, we often have chicken the past months. I’ll make your chicken tocino and this one too.

    Off topic: Comment muna ako sa mga food blogs before I head to the gym in a few minutes. Hope to see you there. 😀

  2. my goodness, this looks really yummy. i wish somebody does my lunch boxes!!! oh well.. since i am too lazy to prepare any meals for me, i end up eating what the kids at school are eating fingers with french fries, so unhealthy!!!

  3. bloghoppin’ 🙂

    yum yum! gettin’ hungry lookin’ at it 🙂 i want to keep on visiting your site for the recipes. they look good! hope my kids and hubby will like them 🙂

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