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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.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
1 hr
1 hr 10 mins

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. 

Crispy and Tender Baked Chicken Thighs on plate with biscuit, mashed potatoes, and broccoli
Credit: Shannbarrios

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


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


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

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

  • 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.

  • 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).


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

190 calories; protein 19.2g; carbohydrates 0.2g; fat 11.9g; cholesterol 71mg; sodium 177.5mg. Full Nutrition