by Olena

Baked Chicken Thighs

by Olena

Easy, juicy and basic Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe will become your weeknight dinner go-to. How long to bake chicken thighs in the oven mystery solved.

Easy, juicy and basic Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe will become your weeknight dinner go-to. How long to bake chicken thighs in the oven mystery solved. Baked chicken thighs recipe is my go-to when I don’t know what to make for dinner or we have guests over and I’m tired. For many reasons:

  1. It is hands off recipe and requires minimum ingredients.
  2. Chicken thighs are dark meat which is moist on its own thus hard to screw up.
  3. Thighs are cheap, so you can feed a lot of people on a budget (unlike the breast).

How Long to Bake Chicken Thighs In the Oven

Crank up the oven temperature as high as 450 and bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes. Do not cover!

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Easy, juicy and basic Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe will become your weeknight dinner go-to. How long to bake chicken thighs in the oven mystery solved.

How to Make Chicken Thighs Crispy in the Oven

To make crispy chicken thighs turn on the broiler at the end. Using the turkey baster squeeze chicken juices on top and broil until desired crispiness and colour.

Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe Ingredients

  • Chicken thighs: You can use either with bone or boneless meat. I experimented with both and my preference is bone in because chicken comes out juicy.
  • Seasonings: In this recipe I rely heavily on garlic because I’m a strong believer that garlic makes everything taste better. And because I’m Ukrainian – if you haven’t cooked with fresh dill, you haven’t lived.:)
  • Tip: If you like lots of spices, you can use my baked chicken breast seasoning.

Easy, juicy and basic Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe will become your weeknight dinner go-to. How long to bake chicken thighs in the oven mystery solved.

What to Make with Baked Chicken Thighs

Enjoy!

How to Bake Chicken Thighs

  1. In 8 x 8 square baking dish, add chicken thighs, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Using your hands, toss to coat and let stand for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Easy, juicy and basic Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe will become your weeknight dinner go-to. How long to bake chicken thighs in the oven mystery solved.Easy, juicy and basic Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe will become your weeknight dinner go-to. How long to bake chicken thighs in the oven mystery solved.
  2. Toss chicken again, making sure to spread garlic and spices evenly, and arrange in a single layer skin side up, tucking in skin underneath. You want things tight. Easy, juicy and basic Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe will become your weeknight dinner go-to. How long to bake chicken thighs in the oven mystery solved.
  3. Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes or until thermometer reads at least 165 degrees F, skin starts to brown and lots of juices accumulate in the dish. Easy, juicy and basic Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe will become your weeknight dinner go-to. How long to bake chicken thighs in the oven mystery solved.
  4. Using a syringe/baster, pour juice over the thighs and then if you like more crispy skin (who doesn’t?!) broil to your likeness. Easy, juicy and basic Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe will become your weeknight dinner go-to. How long to bake chicken thighs in the oven mystery solved.Easy, juicy and basic Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe will become your weeknight dinner go-to. How long to bake chicken thighs in the oven mystery solved.
  5. Remove from the oven, cover and let stand for 5 minutes to allow juices to settle. Easy, juicy and basic Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe will become your weeknight dinner go-to. How long to bake chicken thighs in the oven mystery solved.
  6. Serve warm, skin removed for healthier version with brown rice, quinoa or cauliflower risotto. It’s a restaurant quality date night dinner. Easy, juicy and basic Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe will become your weeknight dinner go-to. How long to bake chicken thighs in the oven mystery solved.
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Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe

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Easy, juicy and basic Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe will become your weeknight dinner go-to. How long to bake chicken thighs in the oven mystery solved.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 9 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American Ukrainian

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs chicken thighs, bone in and skin on
  • 2-3 large garlic cloves, grated
  • 2 tsp oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • Parsley or dill for garnish, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. In 8 x 8 square baking dish, add chicken thighs, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Using your hands, toss to coat and let stand for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Toss chicken again, making sure to spread garlic and spices evenly, and arrange in a single layer skin side up, tucking in skin underneath. You want things tight.
  3. Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes or until thermometer reads at least 165 degrees F, skin starts to brown and lots of juices accumulate in the dish. Using a syringe/baster, pour juice over the thighs and then if you like more crispy skin (who doesn’t?!) broil to your likeness.
  4. Remove from the oven, cover and let stand for 5 minutes to allow juices to settle.
  5. Serve warm, skin removed for healthier version with brown rice, quinoa or cauliflower risotto. It’s a restaurant quality date night dinner.

Notes

If you like smoked paprika and lots of spices, use spices from my baked chicken breast recipe with thighs or just try that recipe.

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About Olena

Hi, I’m Olena and this is my healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I now live on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I’m here to help you with “What’s for dinner?”.

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  1. Why do you cover it at the end? This looks so good and one of those recipes we all need in our back pocket, now that school, sports, homework, etc are starting again! Thanks! You rock!

    1. To let juices settle. It’s always good to let meat rest at the end for a bit covered. Just tastes better.
      I know, right?! I always-always bake chicken thighs. They are so easy and cheap. Enjoy!