Everything-bagel seasoned chicken delivers a powerful punch of flavor, yet it’s easy to make. Serve it to your family for dinner, and you’ll see some smiling faces.
Flavor-Packed Baked Chicken
Once you try this delicious chicken seasoned with everything bagel, you’ll find yourself craving it. The flavors are so intense, you might even get emotional.
Since every brand of this seasoning is different, taste test it before you cover your chicken in it. You can try it out on these homemade 2-ingredient bagels.
Or if you don’t have time, you can sprinkle a little on buttered bread. That way you’ll know how much or how little to put on the chicken.
The first jar I bought didn’t have much salt, but it was loaded with garlic. However, the last jar of it was heavy on the salt.
I have to admit that I prefer the first one because I don’t like too much salt. But I think my husband likes more than I do.
The thing I like to do is put a little on the food as I cook it, just to bring out the flavor. Then I offer salt to anyone who wants to add more.
Now, back to the delicious everything-bagel seasoned chicken. I’ve put a lot of time into this recipe and meal planning around it.
My husband really enjoyed his dinner because I served it with this creamy cheesy Tater Tot casserole. Add a side of steamed vegetables or a side salad, and you have a delicious meal.
You might also like these buttermilk garlic mashed potatoes as a side. This has become one of my favorite ways to enjoy mashed potatoes.
Benefits of Chicken
According to Healthline, chicken is an excellent source of selenium to help with thyroid function and protect your body from free radical damage.
One serving also contains a large amount of protein that is essential for muscles, bones, cartilage, blood, and skin.
Everything-Bagel Seasoned Chicken Ingredients
I cooked chicken thighs, but you can use any cut of chicken you want. Lately, I’ve been purchasing the thigh cut because it has more flavor and doesn’t dry out as much as my former favorite, the chicken breast.
You’ll also need softened cream cheese, melted butter, and everything-bagel seasoning.
For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.
How to Make Everything-Bagel Seasoned Chicken
First, you’ll need a casserole dish or baking pan large enough for the amount of chicken you cook. I used a 7” x 11” casserole dish for 6 chicken thighs.
Next, mix your melted butter with the softened cream cheese. Stir it as well as you can, but don’t fret if it isn’t perfectly mixed.
After that, dip each piece of chicken in the cream cheese mixture.
Turn it over to make sure it’s well coated. You can also use a spoon to scoop more of it on the chicken.
Then, dip it in the everything-bagel seasoning.
If you’re using a brand that has too much salt, you can sprinkle it on instead of fully coating it.
Place all of the coated chicken it in the pan in a single layer.
It’s okay if the chicken is touching, but don’t have the pieces overlap.
As soon as you have all of the chicken in the pan, bake it in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes or until it is done. (Please see the recipe card at the end of this post.)
If you use thicker meat or choose bone-in chicken, test it with a meat thermometer to make sure it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
We love to try new things around our house, and we’re pretty adventurous with food. In fact, that was one of the things that attracted me to my husband.
When I saw that he was willing to try anything I cooked, I knew he was the one. I learned later that he saw the same thing in me.
Yes, we’re foodies! Another chicken dish we enjoy is this flavor-packed lemon chicken and orzo.
We also enjoy these spicy Buffalo wings. Just be sure to have some ranch dressing to dip them in.
- 6 chicken boneless, skinless thighs
- 1/2 cup of softened cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter
- 1/3 cup of everything-bagel seasoning
- Preheat oven to 400. Spray the bottom of a baking pan or casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a wide-mouth bowl, mix the cream cheese with the melted butter. Coat the chicken with the mixture.
- Either roll the chicken in the everything-bagel seasoning or sprinkle it over the chicken.
- Place the coated chicken on the pan and bake for 25 minutes. If you’re not sure if it’s done, insert a thermometer into the thickest part of the meat. It’s done when it reaches 165 degrees F.
- Serve hot.
If you use chicken breasts or bone-in chicken thighs, adjust the time up by 5 or 10 minutes. Check the temperature of the chicken and make sure it reaches 165 degrees F at the thickest part.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 368Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 137mgSodium 305mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 28g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.