Easy Fall off the Bone Baked Chicken Recipe


When I am not in the mood to try a new recipe or don’t have the time to do a lot of prep I resort to a whole baked chicken.  I love the different options that are available once the chicken is baked.  I can use it for soups, salads, or serve it with roasted vegetables among many other options.  Below is my simple fall off the bone baked chicken recipe. I sometimes bake a few chickens at a time and freeze some for a later date.   Don’t forget to save the bones to make bone broth.

Fall off the Bone Baked Chicken

Total Time: 2 hours


1 whole chicken

2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Fresh or dried herb of choice.  I like to use the no salt herb seasoning from Costco if I don’t have any fresh herbs on hand.



Preheat oven to 325

Remove giblets and neck from the cavity

Wash and pat chicken dry with paper towel

Rub the oil all over the skin of the chicken

Season chicken inside and out with salt, pepper and herbs

Bake at 325 for 1 1/2 hours in a covered dish

Increase temperature to 375 and cook uncovered for 30 minutes (This helps the skin to get crispy)




What is your go to recipe when you don’t have time?  Please leave and comment and let me know.







What is your go to recipe when you don’t have time?  Leave and comment and let me know

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Anika Jones

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Anika Jones

Hello there! I am Anika and I am definitely one of those. Passion oozes from every fiber of my being. I love to love. Sounds cheesy, I know, but I already told you that I am one of those kinds of people. Read on to find out some more interesting facts about me… 1. I love me some Jesus. I love to testify and if you hang around me long enough you may hear me bragging on the awesomeness of God, like how • He gave me a house I couldn't afford • Healed two of my children • Gave me a yes when I wanted to say no 2. I married a younger man…OK, not really. I was 23 while he was 22. My birthday is in April and his in August, but it’s our running joke. Nevertheless, after 13 years of marriage, I happen to love him deeply, and it still makes for a great story. 3. I have experienced the pain of two miscarriages and the joy of delivering 6 children (3 boys and 3 girls). I have both a bachelors and masters degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Early Childhood Education, which I put to good use staying home with the kiddos. 4. I attend an awesome church where my husband is the Assistant Pastor. I am also a part of a not for profit organization that encourages women to walk in their God given purpose. 5. I am addicted to prayer. 6. I am considered nice by most, definitely extreme by design. I am politically incorrect. 7. I take the scenic route when telling a story, but I promise if you hang on long enough, I eventually get to the punch line. 8. I have great ideas but I sometimes procrastinate. Jesus and I are working on that one. 9. I am guilty of overthinking things (refer to number 8). 10. I am originally from Jamaica. Surprise…sunshine and coconuts are two of my favorite things. 11. I subscribe to the Paleo Diet and actually did a round of Whole 30. 12. I love to experiment in the kitchen. 13. I make an absolute mess when I cook. I try to clean as I go but get distracted with cooking. Go figure. (My family doesn't always enjoy my cooking but I make them eat it anyway.) 14. I love people and enjoy talking to them—even the weird ones. I tried being otherwise but found it doesn't suit me well, so I'm learning to be okay with being me. 15. I have traction alopecia and wear wigs and am crazy enough to believe God for restoring my hair follicles even though the doctors have said otherwise. 16. A movie is considered good only if it makes me cry...more than once. Sound of Music happens to be my all time favorite. 17. I really wish I sang well. I really don't. 18. Telling people about Jesus is my favorite past time. And if I'm not talking about Him, I'm talking about my family or some random health fact I learned on Google. 19. I love redemption stories and happy endings, that’s why I said yes to Jesus. Feel like you know me a little more? Well good! Please continue to stop by my little corner of cyber world. And do leave a comment. Remember I love to talk to people!

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D Robinson

I should have read this receipe before I made my chicken tonight. A baked whole chicken is my go to as well. I then use it for soup, tacos, salad and whatever else I can think of putting chicken in.

    Anika Jones

    chicken tacos are yummy!

      D Robinson

      I can’t wait for your cookvook

        Anika Jones

        Oh you are getting a little ambitious over there…lol! I must admit, I dont have the faith for that one as yet. I am still trying to focus on getting this ebook together.

lashanda Lewis

Thank you for this recipe can’t wait to get back to making whole chicken again! Simply the best recipe ever?

    lashanda Lewis


    Anika Jones

    you are welcome! I love how simple the recipe is.

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