Mississippi Chicken Oven Recipe (Easy Baked Dinner)

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This Mississippi Chicken Oven Recipe takes the mouth-watering flavors of Mississippi Pot Roast and transforms them into a delicious, easy-baked chicken dinner. 

Mississippi Chicken Oven Recipe

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!

This dish takes the beloved classic Mississippi pot roast and gives it a poultry twist, using simple ingredients like ranch seasoning mix and au jus mix to create a chicken dish that’s anything but ordinary. Add in the tangy kick of pepperoncini juice, and you’ve got a savory meal that’s low in carbs but high in satisfaction. 

What makes this version stand out is that it’s baked in the oven instead of cooked in a crockpot, transforming tender chicken breasts into a juicy, flavorful feast with minimal fuss. Whether it’s a busy weeknight or a leisurely weekend dinner, this easy Mississippi Chicken oven recipe promises to deliver a delicious dinner that’ll have everyone asking for seconds. 

Mississippi Chicken Oven Recipe

Why you’ll love this Mississippi Chicken Oven Recipe:

  • Simple Ingredients, Big Flavor: Using ranch seasoning mix, au jus mix, chicken gravy mix, and pepperoncini, this recipe packs a flavorful punch with just a handful of ingredients. 
  • Oven-Baking Made Easy: Perfect for busy weeknights, this version simplifies meal prep by bringing the delightful flavors of Mississippi Chicken to your oven. 
  • A Family Favorite: With its delicious flavors and easy preparation, it’s destined to become a new favorite in your dinner rotation. 
Mississippi Chicken Oven Recipe Ingredients

Mississippi Chicken Oven Recipe Ingredients

When simplicity meets flavor, you’ve hit the recipe jackpot. This holds especially true for my Baked Mississippi Chicken, where a handful of key ingredients combine to create a dish that’s easy to love and even easier to make. Here’s what makes it a standout:

  • Chicken – Use any boneless cut such as chicken thighs or chicken breasts for a faster cooking time. 
  • Ranch seasoning mix – This is where our chicken gets its undeniable zest and herb-infused taste, setting the stage for an unforgettable flavor experience.
  • Au jus mix – Acting as the perfect complement to the ranch seasoning, au jus mix lends a rich, savory depth to the chicken, ensuring each bite is as mouth-watering as the last.
  • Chicken Gravy mix – Ensures the chicken thighs or tender chicken breasts are bathed in a sauce that’s rich, savory, and irresistibly aromatic
  • Pepperoncini – The secret weapon. These little peppers inject a tangy kick, heightening the overall taste to ensure this chicken dish is anything but ordinary.
  • Butter – Topping each piece of chicken with butter melds all the flavors together and helps the top of the chicken achieve a golden brown coating. 

Step-by-step Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Gather your ingredients: skinless chicken breasts for lean succulence, a ranch dressing mix for that tangy zip, au jus mix and chicken gravy mix for a deep, savory base, a handful of pepperoncini for a bright kick, and a drizzle of the pepperoncini juice to bring it all together. 
  3. Mix the dry seasonings: In a small bowl, combine the ranch seasoning mix, au jus seasoning, and chicken gravy mix. Whisk them together to create your flavor-packed dust. 
  4. Coat your chicken breasts generously on both sides with the seasoning blend, ensuring every nook and cranny is covered for that perfect flavor in every bite. 
  5. Arrange the chicken in a single layer in a baking dish, laying the foundation for what’s bound to become your new favorite chicken dish. 
  1. Top the chicken with pepperoncini, scattering them evenly to ensure every piece gets a hint of that tangy heat.
  2. Dot the top of the chicken with pats of butter, a final rich addition that’ll melt into the dish, creating a juicy, tender masterpiece that’s hard to resist. 
  3. Then drizzle the top with pepperoncini juice. I used about 1/2 cup of the juice from the jar.
  4. Bake to perfection: Bake at 375°F for 25-30 minutes. Your kitchen begins to fill with the tantalizing aroma of ranch seasoning mix and au jus mingling together, promising a delicious dinner ahead.
  5. Check for doneness by using an instant-read thermometer. Stick it into the thickest part of the chicken to confirm it has reached the safe internal temperature of 165°F. 

Once that magic number flashes on your thermometer, pull the baking dish out of the oven. Allow to rest a few minutes before serving.

Mississippi Chicken Oven Recipe

What to Serve with Baked Mississippi Chicken

This easy weeknight meal promises to become a family favorite, sure to make its way into your regular dinner rotation. 

  • Serve the tender chicken breasts., bursting with the tangy flavors of ranch seasoning mix and pepperoncini, presented over a bed of fluffy white rice. 
  • For those watching their carb intake, serve with mashed cauliflower. The rich, savory juices of the chicken blend beautifully with these sides, creating a complete meal that’s both satisfying and easy to put together on busy weeknights. 
  • And if you’re looking to add a bit of green, a simple side salad drizzled with olive oil complements the dish perfectly, cutting through the richness with its freshness. 
Mississippi Chicken Oven Recipe

Storage Tips

After enjoying the tangy, savory meal of Baked Mississippi Chicken, you’ll likely have leftovers considering the generous portions this easy recipe yields. To maintain the juicy chicken’s delicious flavors, store leftovers properly. 

  • Transfer any leftover chicken into an airtight container. If you find yourself with a substantial amount, consider separating it into single servings in smaller containers. This makes reheating for lunch super simple.
  • Reheating is a breeze. You can opt to warm the chicken in a preheated oven, covered loosely with foil to prevent drying out. Alternatively, a low and slow reheat in a covered skillet on the stove works great, especially if you add a splash of chicken broth to bring back some moisture. Remember, the goal is to warm it thoroughly without drying it out, keeping that tender chicken breast as succulent as when it first came out of the oven. 
Mississippi Chicken Oven Recipe

Why This Will Be Your New Favorite

Baked Mississippi Chicken is not just another chicken dish; it’s an easy dinner recipe that is packed with flavor

What sets this recipe apart is its foolproof simple preparation. Whether you’re a fan of dark meat or prefer the milder flavor of skinless chicken breasts, this recipe adjusts to your preference without skipping a beat. And for those nights when you’re staring into the fridge, wondering how to turn that package of chicken into a delicious dinner, remember this Mississippi chicken is your golden ticket. Not only is it packed with big flavors, but it’s also low carb, making it a perfect fit for any diet plan. 

From the first juicy, flavorful bite to the last, this dish is sure to become your new favorite, making its way into your dinner rotation. So, next time you’re looking for a new recipe to spice up your meal prep, remember the Baked Mississippi Chicken: a simple, savory meal that brings everyone to the table, eager for the first bite. 

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Mississippi Chicken Oven Recipe (Easy Baked Dinner)

Melisha Kreppein
This Mississippi Chicken Oven Recipe takes the mouth-watering flavors of Mississippi Pot Roast and transforms them into a delicious, easy-baked chicken dinner. You only need 3 seasoning packets!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Chicken Recipes, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 233 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts butterfly cut for quicker cooking
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 packet au jus mix
  • 1 packet chicken gravy mix
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 8 oz peperoncini peppers use half of a 16 oz jar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine the ranch seasoning mix, au jus seasoning, and chicken gravy mix. Whisk them together.
  • Coat your chicken breasts generously on both sides with the seasoning blend.
  • Arrange the chicken in a single layer in a baking dish.
  • Top the chicken with pepperoncini, scattering them evenly to ensure every piece gets a hint of that tangy heat.
  • Dot the top of the chicken with pats of butter.
  • Then drizzle the top with pepperoncini juice. I used about 1/2 cup of the juice from the jar.
  • Bake to perfection: Bake at 375°F for 25-30 minutes or the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Allow to rest a few minutes before serving.

Notes

What to Serve with Baked Mississippi Chicken

  • Serve the tender chicken breasts., bursting with the tangy flavors of ranch seasoning mix and pepperoncini, presented over a bed of fluffy white rice. 
  • For those watching their carb intake, serve with mashed cauliflower. The rich, savory juices of the chicken blend beautifully with these sides, creating a complete meal that’s both satisfying and easy to put together on busy weeknights. 
  • And if you’re looking to add a bit of green, a simple side salad drizzled with olive oil complements the dish perfectly, cutting through the richness with its freshness. 

Nutrition

Calories: 233kcalCarbohydrates: 1.2gProtein: 34.8gFat: 9.8gSaturated Fat: 4.9gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 428mgPotassium: 5mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.2gCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Baked Dinner
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