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Perfect Baked Chicken Thighs

This recipe for the Perfect Baked Chicken Thighs shows you how to cook juicy chicken, whether you're using boneless or bone-in, skin on chicken thighs. The spice blend is delicious and versatile too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 461kcal

Ingredients

BONE-IN, SKIN-ON THIGHS

  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

BONELESS, SKINLESS THIGHS

  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

Spice blend for both types of chicken thighs

  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper

Optional side dish of mixed veggies

  • 1 head broccoli, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced

Instructions

BONE-IN, SKIN-ON THIGHS

  • Preheat oven to 425 F. Mix together spice blend in a small bowl. Pat chicken thighs dry then cover with spice blend. 
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and add chicken thighs, skin facing down. Bake for 25-35 minutes depending on your size of thigh, then flip over and broil on high for 1-2 minutes if you're looking for extra crispy skin (optional...watch closely to make sure they don't burn!) The chicken should register an internal temperature of 165 F. Serve and enjoy!

BONELESS, SKINLESS THIGHS

  • Preheat oven to 425 F. Mix together spice blend in a small bowl. Rub chicken thighs with spice blend. 
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and add chicken thighs with bottom area facing down. Bake for 12 minutes, then flip and bake 8 more minutes. The chicken should register an internal temperature of 165 F. Serve and enjoy!

IF ADDING VEGGIES

  • Toss veggies with 1 tbsp olive oil and 1/2 tsp salt. Add to baking sheet with chicken about halfway through cooking time (you only want the veggies to cook for about 10-12 minutes). Remove with cooked chicken, then serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 730mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 970IU | Vitamin C: 90.4mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2.1mg