Today’s recipe for Country Baked Chicken is pure, old-fashioned comfort food straight from the oven! I’d gladly eat this terrific baked chicken for dinner every day of the week – it’s so delicious!
Our country baked chicken starts with a spice rub blend of thyme, sage, paprika, garlic and a touch of cayenne, then baked with carrots, onions and celery to tender, juicy perfection. And to top it off, a creamy, super flavorful country gravy made with a little sour cream adds the perfect finishing touch to this chicken.
This is an old recipe that my husband Jack has made for years. Jack’s trick to ensuring tender, juicy country baked chicken is to brine the chicken before baking. You’ll want to start the prep for this special dinner the night before to allow time for the brining process – but it’s easy to do and makes a world of difference so that your chicken comes out tender and juicy!