Baked Bone-In Chicken Thighs

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With crispy skin and tender meat, these Baked Bone-In Chicken Thighs are sure to become a new favorite. Just season and bake for a flavorful chicken dinner.

fork in piece of Baked Bone-In Chicken Thigh

Bone-In Chicken Thigh Recipe

Cooking these chicken thighs is as simple as can be. First, you take these bone-in chicken thighs – they’re like the heroes of this dish, keeping the meat juicy and full of flavor. Then, you season them up with your favorite herbs and spices. Pop them in the oven, and let the magic happen.

Baked Bone-In Chicken Thighs on a baking sheet

Soon, your kitchen will be filled with the amazing aroma of baked chicken, and you’ll have a delicious meal ready to go. These chicken thighs are perfect for a quick dinner or even for impressing your friends and family. Get ready for a flavor-packed adventure with Baked Bone-In Chicken Thighs!

Looking for more ways to bake chicken? Check out these recipes: Baked Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks, Baked Greek Lemon Chicken Thighs, and Spicy Chili Lime Baked Chicken Legs. So much flavor here!

golden brown Bone-In Chicken Thighs

How To Make Baked Bone-In Chicken Thighs

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Add a piece of parchment paper to a cooking sheet.

Lay out chicken thighs and sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Rub seasonings into chicken.

Flip chicken pieces over and season again. Rub seasonings in once more to coat entire chicken thighs.

Lay chicken out in a single layer on the baking sheet. Cook for 40 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers at least 180 degrees when inserted into the thighs.

Once chicken is done, remove from oven and place on countertop to serve.

spatula holding Baked Bone-In Chicken Thigh

Cooking Tips

  • Use any seasonings you like on these thighs
  • Rubbing the seasoning into the chicken helps to coat the pieces more evenly
  • Be sure to line the baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean-up

easy dinner Baked Bone-In Chicken Thighs

What Temperature Should Chicken Thighs Be Baked At?

Bone-In chicken thighs should be baked at 425 degrees for about 40 minutes. To check doneness, insert a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the chicken thigh. It should register at least 180 degrees when the chicken is cooked through.

What Is The Best Method For Cooking Chicken Thighs?

The best way to cook chicken thighs is by roasting, grilling, or slow-cooking them. Each of these methods allows the chicken to retain its juices and stay tender and flavorful.

juicy and tender Baked Bone-In Chicken Thighs

How To Get More Flavor In Chicken Thighs?

To get more flavor in chicken thighs, add seasonings of your choice. Some popular options are salt, pepper, both onion and garlic powders, paprika, and Italian seasoning.

What To Serve With Baked Bone-In Chicken Thighs

These hearty chicken thighs would be perfect as a main course, served alongside classic side dishes like Oven Baked Rice, Air Fryer Zucchini And Squash, and Instant Pot Red Potatoes.

And for dessert, let’s create an impressive dessert with minimal prep work! How about Chocolate Chess Pie, Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake, or Almond Flour Blueberry Cake Recipe (Gluten-Free)?

spatula picking up seasoned Bone-In Chicken Thigh

More Delicious Chicken Dishes To Try

Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Baked Chicken Leg Quarters

Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Drumsticks

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Strips

Frozen Chicken Kiev In The Air Fryer

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Baked Bone-In Chicken Thighs

With crispy skin and tender meat, these Baked Bone-In Chicken Thighs are sure to become a new favorite. Just season and bake for a flavorful chicken dinner.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Chicken, Dinner, low-carb, Main Dish
Keyword: Baked Bone-In Chicken Thighs
Cooking Method: Oven
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 318kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Add a piece of parchment paper to a cooking sheet.
  • Lay out chicken thighs and sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Rub seasonings into chicken.
  • Flip chicken pieces over and season again. Rub seasonings in once more to coat entire chicken thighs.
  • Lay chicken out in a single layer on the baking sheet. Cook for 40 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers at least 180 degrees when inserted into the thighs.
  • Once chicken is done, remove from oven and place on countertop to serve.

Notes

  • Use any seasonings you like on these thighs
  • Rubbing the seasoning into the chicken helps to coat the pieces more evenly
  • Be sure to line the baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean-up
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.02g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 0.004mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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