This is a wonderfully simple and delicious recipe to use for bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs.



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C). Set a wire rack inside a broiler pan or baking pan.

  • Pat chicken thighs dry with paper towels. Lift up skin gently; sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic powder under the skin. Replace skin. Season skin and underside of the thighs with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Arrange on the rack.

  • Roast in the preheated oven until golden, about 20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Continue roasting until juices run clear, about 30 minutes more. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

189 calories; 11.8 g total fat; 71 mg cholesterol; 90 mg sodium. 0.1 g carbohydrates; 19.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (128)

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169 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 142
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
Everyone loved this. The only change I made was to add some smoked paprika and some onion powder in "the mix" and some garlic salt on top... thank you! Super easy and delish! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Simple straight forward and crisped up like a champ! I thought these were going to end up over done but they turned out perfect as written. I do think they could have used a little more seasoning but that is an easy fix. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very easy and very tasty! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I didn't have a rack so baked these on a foil lined sheet. They turned out perfectly! Crispy on the outside and tender and juicy inside. Yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I thought these might end up being dry but was pleasantly surprised to find out how tasty these were! Easy too! I didn't have garlic powder so used garlic salt and they were still fine. I may try adding something else to the seasonings just to experiment but think they are great the way the are too! When I told my husband that they started out at 475 he gasped. I would not have thought to do this and am glad I tried it. Reviews really help! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My kids said this is the best chicken I ve made! L sister and I loved it as well and wish I had made more chicken. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These came out fantastic! I had boneless skinless thighs on-hand so that's what I used. This cooking method produced a nice crispy outside almost like the skin was there. Some reviewers (on other recipes) mention they'd take the skin off anyway. I wanted to add a little more flavor then what is listed so I experimented. On the three thighs I had I added (both sides): salt pepper garlic and onion powder. To one I added a little cayenne another smoked paprika and the third some chipotle with garlic seasoning. All came out great! On the second roasting time at 400F I checked the meat temp with a thermometer 5 min prior to the time indicated and they were already done. Thanks for this great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Husband loved it! Made exactly as instructed except took it out of the oven briefly to brush on some BBQ sauce when they were 10 minutes away from being done. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This chicken is easy to prepare and does not take a lot of time to bake. Served it with mashed potatoes and used the drippings from the chicken to make gravy. A ver delicious satisfying meal. Read More