Oven baked chicken thighs

Oven-baked chicken thighs are a delicious, easy, and versatile dish perfect for any meal. Here’s a simple recipe for juicy and flavorful oven-baked chicken thighs:

Oven-Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe


  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup, and place a wire rack on top of the baking sheet.
  2. Prepare the Chicken Thighs:
    • Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels. This helps to ensure crispy skin.
  3. Season the Chicken:
    • In a small bowl, mix together the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes (if using).
    • Drizzle the chicken thighs with olive oil and rub it in to coat them evenly.
    • Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over the chicken thighs, making sure to coat both sides evenly.
  4. Arrange and Bake:
    • Place the seasoned chicken thighs on the wire rack, skin side up. This allows the heat to circulate around the chicken, ensuring even cooking and crispy skin.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 35-45 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F (74°C) and the skin is crispy and golden brown.
  5. Serve:
    • Remove the chicken thighs from the oven and let them rest for a few minutes.
    • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.


  • Crispier Skin: For extra crispy skin, you can broil the chicken thighs for the last 2-3 minutes of cooking. Keep a close eye on them to prevent burning.
  • Flavor Variations: Customize the seasoning blend to your taste. Try adding smoked paprika for a smoky flavor, or use fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme for a different twist.
  • Boneless/Skinless Option: If you prefer boneless, skinless chicken thighs, reduce the cooking time to 20-25 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).

Serving Suggestions:

  • Pair the chicken thighs with roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a fresh salad for a complete meal.
  • Leftover chicken thighs can be used in salads, sandwiches, or wraps.

Enjoy your delicious and crispy oven-baked chicken thighs!

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