Baked Chicken Thighs are a delicious and very simple main dish.
Prepared in the oven, these this chicken thighs recipe has seasoned crispy skin and tender juicy meat!
While this is simple baked chicken thighs recipe it’s packed with flavor.
- It’s super easy to make and needs just a few minutes or prep.
- Since chicken thighs are dark meat, they’re extra tender and flavorful.
Ingredients for Baked Chicken Thighs
Chicken Thighs: This recipe uses bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs. The bone keeps the thighs nice and juicy while the skin is crispy and delicious.
Oil: A little bit of olive oil helps the seasoning to stick to the skin and makes the skin extra crispy.
Seasoning: I love homemade chicken seasoning on these baked thighs. It’s a simple blend of spices like paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder along with dried herbs.
Any type of pre-made chicken seasoning will work (check the spice aisle at the store) so choose your favorite flavor.
How to Make Baked Chicken Thighs
- Pat each thigh dry with paper towels and place in a bowl.
- Drizzle with oil and season per the recipe below.
- Place the thighs on a foil lined pan with a rack and bake until crispy.
How Long to Bake Chicken Thighs
Oven baked chicken thighs require 35 minutes of baking time at a high temperature. Bake until the juices run clear. Keep in mind that boneless skinless chicken thighs will require about less time.
- Chicken Thighs at 350°F – 50-55 minutes
- Chicken Thighs at 375°F – 45-50 minutes
- Chicken Thighs at 400°F – 40-45 minutes
- Chicken Thighs at 425°F – 35-40 minutes (preferred method)
Baked Chicken Thighs
Chicken thighs are simply seasoned and baked until perfectly tender & golden!
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking pan with foil and place a baking rack on top.
Dab the chicken skin dry with a paper towel to remove any moisture.
Drizzle chicken with olive oil and season generously with the seasoning, salt and pepper.
Place the chicken thighs on the rack, skin side up, and bake uncovered 35-40 minutes or until the chicken reaches 165°F.
Turn the broiler on high and broil the skin for 2-3 minutes to crisp if needed.
Chicken thighs can vary in size from 5 to 10 oz, the cooking time is for 6 oz chicken thighs. If the thighs are larger, they may need extra time.
Leftover chicken can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Freeze cooked and cooled chicken thighs in the freezer for up to 4 months.
Calories: 358 | Protein: 23g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 296mg | Vitamin A: 120IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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