25 Oven-Baked Chicken Thigh Recipes Ready In Under 1 hour
Looking for chicken thigh recipes that aren't boring? How about chicken thighs ready in less than an hour? Even better, how does baking them sound so that you don't have to sit over the stove and can kick your feet up instead? If you answered yes, yes, and YES — you're in the right place. We've rounded up our best and most-popular baked chicken thigh recipes, all ready in less than 60 minutes. But don't think that because they're quick, they're bound to be boring. Anything but! Preheat the oven and take a look...
Baked Za'atar Chicken Thighs
Four ingredients and 40 minutes in the oven is all it takes for these juicy chicken thighs, packed with loads of flavor thanks to a generous amount of za'atar.
Baked Italian Chicken Thighs
When chicken thighs are combined with three cheeses and marinara sauce, then baked in the oven, something magical happens. This recipe has dozens of glowing five-star reviews as proof!
Creamy Lemon Chicken Thighs
A must-make recipe for lemon lovers, these chicken thighs are baked with the additional flavors of thyme and garlic. Browning the chicken in a skillet and transferring to the oven ensures this dish develops loads of flavor. Serve the luscious sauce over rice or pasta.
Crunchy Baked Pesto Chicken Thighs
Always having a jar of pesto on hand is a lifesaver for recipes like these, which are short on prep time yet big on flavor. The panko breadcrumbs ensure the finished dish is deliciously crunchy.
Fresh Rosemary Chicken Thighs
Sometimes simple and classic is best, as with this easy baked chicken thigh recipe featuring fresh rosemary and a touch of lemon zest. Bake extra of these thighs and keep in the fridge for up to three days to use in salads and sandwiches.
Tangy Apricot Chicken Thighs
For those who love tangy, sweet, sticky chicken dishes, this easy recipe is a must try. Apricot jam forms the base for a super sauce, embellished with a little ketchup and BBQ sauce for good measure. Kids love these chicken thighs, of course, but rest assured — the whole family will be asking for more!
Oven-"Fried" Chicken Thighs
If you love the satisfying crunch and flavor of fried chicken, try this lighter version. Chicken thighs are breaded and baked till irresistibly crispy. The glowing reviews say it all — you may be oven-frying your chicken from now on!
Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken Thighs with Sage Brown Butter Sauce
If you want to feel fancy in less than an hour, this is the recipe for you! These stuffed chicken thighs are browned in a skillet and then finished in the oven. The pan frying ensures they're nicely browned to develop flavor, while the baking lets the thighs cook through while staying moist and juicy.
Mustard-Crusted Crispy Chicken Thighs
Chicken thighs are generously coated in Dijon mustard, dredged in Parmesan bread crumbs, then baked to crispy perfection.
Chicken Thighs Stuffed with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
A yummy baked chicken thigh dish, featuring a stuffing of a mix of cheese, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes. Reviewer Jqadams gave this recipe 5 stars: "I made the exactly as the recipe calls for. The only exception was that i glazed the chicken with an apricot marinade and honey! Turned out wonderful."
Easy Spicy Mexican-American Chicken
A little spicy with a touch of sweetness, recipe creator Anna Rivera created this chicken thigh recipe for her husband, who loves spicy chicken from the grocery store. Something tells us that with just five ingredients and less than an hour in the oven, they'll be making this recipe from now on!
Ranch-Baked Chicken Thighs with Bacon, Brussels Sprouts, and Potatoes
What is better than a whole chicken dinner baked in one pan? A whole one-pan chicken dinner made with ranch!
Lemon Mustard Chicken
A baked chicken thigh dish absolutely bursting with flavor thanks to lemon juice, mustard, and an array of seasonings. You can mix up the spices used depending on what you have, or skip them and let the flavors of mustard and lemon sing!
Easy Baked Chicken Thighs
Three ingredients means that this easy baked chicken thigh recipe requires virtually no prep time. It also means that you can use this as your go-to base recipe, changing up the seasonings however you wish.
Oven-Baked Teriyaki Chicken Thighs
Featuring a homemade teriyaki sauce, these baked chicken thighs are succulent and delicious. It's easy to make your own sauce, but if you want an even quicker recipe you can indeed use your favorite store-bought teriyaki sauce for equally delicious results.
Crispy and Tender Baked Chicken Thighs
This recipe calls for approximately 1 hour in the oven, but average-sized thighs will easily be done sooner. You can increase the heat to 375 degrees F and bake for about 45 minutes (till juices run clear) for an even quicker and crispier result!
Baked Pesto Chicken Thighs and Potatoes
Three main ingredients — chicken thighs, potatoes, and pesto — is all it takes to make this easy and delicious dinner. Not that you need to make it complicated, but you can play with textures by sprinkling the entire dish with seasoned panko bread crumbs right before baking, which will add nice crunch to the finished dish.
Zhoug Chicken Thighs
Zhug, also spelled zhoug, is a spicy cilantro-based sauce from the Middle East that brings loads of flavor to an array of dishes, and works especially well with chicken. Just four ingredients and less than an hour in the oven results in this deliciously different baked chicken thigh dish.
Chicken Rollatini with Asparagus
Recipe creator Reggie uses thighs instead of breasts for his rollatini, and we fully support this decision — thighs won't dry out like breasts often do! Asparagus, cheese, and bacon mean this is a meal packed with flavor.
Mozzarella Parmesan Chicken
A comforting baked chicken thigh dish utilizing two convenient cans of soup, creating lots of satisfying creaminess without loads of butter or heavy cream.
Keto Smoky Chicken and Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner
You don't need to be keto to enjoy this all-in-one baked chicken thigh dinner, featuring lots of healthy veggies and flavorful spices.
Lemon and Herb-Roasted Chicken and Potatoes
Baking the chicken thighs and potatoes in one dish together with lemon juice and herbs means that the flavors meld together and permeate the potatoes. You may never cook your potatoes separately again!
Pesto Chicken Bake
This easy baked chicken thigh recipe is racking up the five-star reviews, like this one from 1010lisalynn: "Made this for dinner last night and friends and family said 'super moist chicken'!"
Enchilada Baked Chicken Thighs
Everything you love about enchiladas, just without the tortillas! Use your favorite red or green enchilada sauce for this recipe.
Honey Garlic Chicken with Rosemary
These succulent baked chicken thighs feature a touch of sticky sweetness thanks to honey. You can try adding some red pepper flakes for a bit of heat, if you'd like, or for a different flavor angle try adding sesame seeds.
We know that it can be hard to keep chicken exciting. But we're here to show you there are endless possibilities! Check out our entire chicken recipe collection for more delicious ideas, like this Oven-Braised Chicken Stew.