baked chicken

baked chicken

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Baking Time: 40-45 minutes

Servings: 4

Difficulty Level: Easy


  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (or your preferred chicken parts)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Prepare the Chicken:
    • Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels. This helps to achieve a crispier skin.
  3. Season the Chicken:
    • In a small bowl, mix together garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Rub the Chicken:
    • Rub the chicken thighs with olive oil, ensuring they are well coated. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the chicken, rubbing it in to cover all surfaces.
  5. Place in Baking Dish:
    • Place the seasoned chicken thighs in a baking dish, skin side up.
  6. Bake in the Oven:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) and the skin is crispy.
  7. Check for Doneness:
    • Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature at the thickest part of the chicken. The juices should run clear.
  8. Rest Before Serving:
    • Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes before serving. This helps the juices redistribute for a juicier result.
  9. Garnish and Serve:
    • Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
  10. Enjoy Your Baked Chicken!
    • Serve the baked chicken thighs with your favorite side dishes for a delicious and easy meal.


  • You can customize the spice blend based on your preferences. Add cayenne pepper for heat or a pinch of cumin for a different flavor profile.
  • For even crispier skin, you can broil the chicken for the last 2-3 minutes, keeping a close eye to prevent burning.
  • Adjust the cooking time based on the size and type of chicken pieces you are using.

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