Crispy and Tender Baked Chicken Thighs

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Crispy chicken thighs are baked in the oven with a flavorful, homemade spice rub. The bone-in chicken thighs stay moist and juicy while the skin crisps up beautifully. Serve this budget-friendly main dish alongside any side dish for a dinner the whole family will love.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
8

These crispy chicken thighs will quickly earn a permanent place in your dinner rotation. Seasoned bone-in chicken thighs are baked to crispy perfection on the outside, but remain wonderfully juicy on the inside.

This budget-friendly main dish features a homemade spice rub (made with garlic salt, onion salt, oregano, thyme, paprika, and black pepper) that will impress even your pickiest dinner guests.

overhead view of crispy and tender chicken thighs served on a dish
Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Tips and Tricks

· Double the seasoning for even more flavor.
· If you wish to broil the chicken for the last part of cooking, do so for only 1 to 2 minutes and watch carefully as the spices burn very quickly!

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"I've made this many, many times," according to Alyssa. "Delicious!! I usually double the seasoning and try to get some under the skin as well as on top. The thighs are always moist and flavorful."

"Very easy," says Kathy. "I roasted some potatoes and peppers with it in the same baking pan. Made a yummy one dish meal."

"This is now my go-to seasoning for chicken," raves KatieD. "In fact, I've even put it into an empty paprika shaker so I always have it on hand."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams

Ingredients

  • cooking spray

  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt

  • ¼ teaspoon onion salt

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon ground thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon ground paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; spray foil with cooking spray.

  2. Arrange chicken thighs, skin-side up, on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Combine garlic salt, onion salt, oregano, thyme, paprika, and pepper in a small bowl; mix until well combined. Sprinkle spice mixture liberally over chicken thighs.

  4. Bake chicken in the preheated oven until skin is crispy, thighs are no longer pink at the bone, and the juices run clear, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

    overhead view of crispy and tender chicken thighs served on a dish
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Tips

Double the seasoning for even more flavor.

If you wish to broil the chicken for the last part of cooking, do so for only 1 to 2 minutes and watch carefully as the spices burn very quickly!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

190 Calories
12g Fat
0g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 190
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 178mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 174mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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