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Oven baked chicken thighs in white dish.

Oven Baked Chicken Thighs

  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


Oven Baked Chicken Thighs have a 5 minute prep time and are baked to a crispy and juicy perfection!


  • 6 to 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons oil- avocado or olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Mix the salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and sugar together in a small bowl until thoroughly combined.
  3. With a paper towel pat excess water from the chicken thighs.
  4. Gently pull back skin on thighs, not completely removing, to exposes meat.  Brush chicken with oil.
  5. Sprinkle about ¼ teaspoon of prepared seasoning blend on exposed meat, turn thighs over and sprinkle underside with another ¼ teaspoon of seasoning.  Turn thighs back over, pull skin back into place to cover thighs, brush skin with oil and top with another ¼ teaspoon of seasoning blend.
  6. Place thighs in a 9x 13 baking dish or on a rimmed baking sheet, bake for 35- 40 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.


Storage: You can store leftover chicken thighs in an airtight container for up to 6 days in the fridge.

Do not allow the chicken thighs to sit out at room temperature for more than 2 hours for food safety.

Freezing:  Remove the bones from the chicken and shred the chicken to store in a zippered freezer bag or freezer-safe container for 2 to 3 months.

Thaw overnight in the fridge before using.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American

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