Baked Chicken in a Jar

We’ve already shared with you recipes for baked chicken. But have you tried baking chicken in a canning jar? The method has many advantages and the dish turns out incredibly tasty.

The first advantage is that you don’t need to add any oil or water. The chicken is cooked in its own juices, which means that the dish will turn out much healthier. The second advantage is the simplicity of the cooking process, just throw everything in a jar and pop in the oven.

Baked Chicken in a Jar

To prevent the jar from exploding, make sure there are no cracks or chips on it. If there is a label, it must be removed. Do not seal the jar or fill it with the ingredients to the top, leave some room for the juices.

Chicken in a Jar With Vegetables


  • a whole chicken
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 tomato
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 5 allspice berries
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • garlic powder to taste
  • spices to taste
  • herbs to taste


  1. Cut the chicken into medium-sized pieces, sprinkle some salt, ground pepper, garlic powder, and spices on top and thoroughly mix.
  2. Chop the onions, carrots, bell peppers, and tomatoes.
  3. Put the chicken with bay leaves and allspice in the jar, then add the vegetables. Cover with foil and place in a cold oven.
  4. Set the temperature to 350 °F (180 °C) and bake for about 2 hours. Then let the jar cool without opening the oven door. Before serving, garnish the dish with chopped herbs: dill, parsley, cilantro.

Chicken in a Jar With Potatoes


  • 2 ¼ lb (1 kg) potatoes
  • a whole chicken
  • 2 onions
  • 2 carrots
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • spices to taste


  1. Cut the chicken into chunks, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and spices.
  2. Cut the potatoes into slices and the onions and carrots into half rings.
  3. Arrange the chicken and vegetables in a jar and place in the oven.
  4. Set the temperature to 350 °F (180 °C) and bake for about 2 hours, then cool the jar.

Chicken in a Jar in Its Own Juices


  • a whole chicken
  • 3 bay leaves
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  1. Cut the chicken into medium-sized pieces. Season with salt and pepper and add bay leaves.
  2. Put the chicken in a jar and place in the oven. Set the temperature to 250 °F (120 °C) and bake for 2 hours. Cool the jar.

The most important rule for baking chicken in a jar is that the jar should only be placed in a cold oven. This is done to prevent it from exploding. Be sure to wait until it has cooled down completely, and only then remove it from the oven. Glass can crack due to temperature changes.


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