Baked Chicken Thighs

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Marinating Time: 30 minutes to 2 hours
Baking Time: 35-40 minutes
Serves: 4


For the Marinade:

  • 1.5 lbs (about 700g) bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For Garnish (Optional):

  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Lemon wedges


Preheat the Oven:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

Marinate the Chicken:

  1. In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, oregano, thyme, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Place the chicken thighs in a zip-top bag or shallow dish and pour the marinade over them.
  3. Massage the marinade into the chicken, ensuring it is well-coated. Allow the chicken to marinate for at least 30 minutes, up to 2 hours in the refrigerator.

Arrange Chicken in Baking Dish:

  1. Place the marinated chicken thighs in a baking dish, skin-side up.


  1. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) and the skin is crispy.


  1. Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes.
  2. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and lemon wedges.


  1. Serve the baked lemon garlic chicken thighs hot, either on their own or with your favorite side dishes.

Note: Adjust the cooking time based on the size of the chicken thighs and your oven’s characteristics.

This recipe results in juicy and flavorful chicken thighs with a crispy skin. Enjoy your delicious and hassle-free baked chicken thighs!

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