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Easy & Quick Baked Chicken Thighs

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The best chicken thighs are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside!
Easy & Quick Baked Chicken Thighs

The best chicken thighs are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. This easy and quick recipe will show you how to do just that. With just five minutes of prep time, dinner can’t be easier. Bake the perfect chicken thighs tonight!

Easy & Quick Baked Chicken Thighs

Ingredients For Baked Chicken Thighs

  • Bone-in chicken thighs
  • Avocado oil
  • Paprika
  • Dried oregano
  • Dried thyme
  • Mustard powder
  • Salt and pepper

Easy & Quick Baked Chicken Thighs

How to Make Baked Chicken Thighs

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Mix the oil, paprika, oregano, thyme, mustard powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Place the chicken thighs on the baking sheet and brush them with the oil mixture.
  4. Bake, skin side up, for 35-40 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 F.

For crispier skin, turn on the broiler and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Easy & Quick Baked Chicken Thighs

Can I Prepare This Ahead Of Time?

You can season the chicken thighs the day before and keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to bake them.

How Do I Store Leftovers?

After letting them cool down completely, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days, or freeze them for up to 4 months.

Easy & Quick Baked Chicken Thighs

Easy & Quick Baked Chicken Thighs

The best chicken thighs are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 SERVINGS
Calories: 235kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Baking dish
  • Brush
  • Small bowl
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 6-6 oz bone-in chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 F.
  • Mix the oil, paprika, oregano, thyme, mustard powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Place the chicken thighs on a baking dish and brush them with the oil mixture.
  • Bake, skin side up, for 35-40 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 F.
  • For crispier skin, turn on the broiler and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 235kcal | Protein: 27g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 240mg | Iron: 9mg

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use Boneless Chicken Thighs Instead?

Yes, but if you want crispy chicken, buy them with the skin on. The baking time will be less, around 25 minutes.

What If I Don’t Have The Specific Seasonings Listed?

You can use any seasoning you have on hand. Poultry seasoning or a mixture of salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

How Can I Tell When The Chicken Is Fully Cooked?

The safest way to tell is by measuring its internal temperature. The chicken will be cooked when the temperature reaches 165 F.

How Can I Get The Skin Extra Crispy?

When the baking time is over, turn on the broiler and cook them for 2-3 minutes until the skin is crispy and brown.

What Should I Do If My Thighs Are Larger Than 6 Oz?

They might need more than 35-40 minutes to cook. Start checking them at the 35-minute mark and give them more time if necessary. If you poke them with the tip of a sharp knife, the juices have to run clear.

Can I Use A Different Oil?

Yes, you can use the oil of your choice. Olive oil, canola, or vegetables work just as well.

What Sides Go Well With Baked Chicken Thighs?

Rice, mashed potatoes, roasted veggies, and salad are all great choices for sides.

Easy & Quick Baked Chicken Thighs

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