Easy and delicious, it doesn’t get much better than this Buffalo Chicken Bake recipe. All you need are 4 ingredients and about 10 minutes to try it for dinner tonight… or pin it to your Dinner board on Pinterest for later!
I have created many – a- chicken bake recipe now, and it never seems to amaze me how delicious they are when they come out of the oven. I have always been a chicken person but baked chicken breast was never one of my favorite dinners until we started making these chicken bakes. The recipe is so easy it is almost too good to be true. Yet it really is that good!
All you need to prep for dinner is a few ingredients and a few minutes and then you just let this yummy little guy bake in the oven while you get the table set, things cleaned up and you are ready to go. Literally, you can have a Buffalo Chicken Bake ready to go into the oven in about 10 minutes. I would say 3 minutes if you precut the veggies!
Buffalo Chicken Bake Recipe
All you need are a few ingredients: chicken breast, your favorite buffalo wing sauce, any combination of red, yellow, and orange bell peppers, and some grated cheese.
First preheat your oven, then grab a baking dish. Any ol’ dish will do, but my FAVORITE for chicken bakes is this 2 QT Pyrex dish. It is about 11×7, so a little smaller than their normal baking dish and absolutely perfect for 3 chicken breasts which is what I usually make.
Spray your baking dish with cooking spray then lay the chicken breast down flat on the bottom of the dish. Pour 1-2 tablespoons of buffalo sauce over each chicken breast, depending on how much you LOVE buffalo flavor. I find that I like more because during baking it runs off a bit as the juices come out of the chicken.
Next layer on the bell peppers. I cut them into thin-ish strips and then cut the strips in half to make it easier when we eat the dish. Just cover the top with the peppers.
TIP: To save time or if you know you will be in a hurry when you prepare this recipe, precut the peppers the night before to make it super quick to assemble.
Top the whole thing with cheese. You can put as much or as little as your family likes. We tend to love the cheesy goodness so I add a little extra usually!
Bake at 350 for 35-35 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink. The cooking time will vary on this dish depending on the thickness of the chicken breast, how close they are together and how your oven bakes, so keep an eye on it. It will take longer than baking regular chicken since there is a layer of veggies on top- so make sure to account for that!
When you take it out of the oven you should have something that smells totally amazing and looks something like this! So delicious I tell you!
I like to serve it hot over rice or salad greens with a little ranch! IF you have leftovers, they are great the next day reheated, or served in a wrap, sandwich, or salad! I even chop it up and put it on pizza from time to time. You really can’t go wrong with it if you love buffalo flavor!
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Buffalo Chicken Bake
- 3-4 Chicken Breasts
- 6-8 Tablespoons Buffalo Sauce
- 11/2 Bell Peppers - combination of red, orange and yellow
- 1 Cup cheddar cheese or mexican blend cheese, shredded
- Lay the chicken breasts flat in a glass baking dish
- Pour 1-2 tablespoons buffalo sauce over each chicken breast
- Layer thinly sliced bell peppers on the chicken.
- Spread cheese evenly over the top.
- Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink.
- Serve hot and Enjoy!