Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs
Simply seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs are baked until the skin turns wonderfully crisp and golden.
Simply seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs are baked until the skin turns wonderfully crisp and golden.
Okay, so the TECHNIQUE used in this recipe is great and totally works as the skin gets perfectly crispy just as in the photos or even better. However, even though I thought the amount of spices was lacking to begin with and added more, it was still super tasteless and boring. It's a fantastic technique to get crispy skin, but the chicken has no flavour and may possibly be awesome if it was marinated or something (although that may possibly burn with this technique). Maybe a buttermilk marinade?Read More
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!
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.
Very easy and very tasty!
Um, I will NEVER bake chicken thighs any other way ever again! This was the most bangin’ good chicken thighs ever. They tasted fried and all their deliciousness came through! I used salt, pepper and Old Bay Seasoning, which is mainly comprised of paprika, so if you don’t have Old Bay (you should, it’s a cook’s staple!) paprika would be good. But literally whatever seasoning you want because the texture and balance of tender and crispy was delish!! I can’t even believe I’ve been walking the earth all these years baking chicken in a slimy pool in a Pyrex.
My take on this already good recipe was to lightly coat the chicken thighs in olive oil. I also amped up the spies by adding pepper flakes, chili powder, onion salt, garlic powder, and salt/black pepper. That flavor profile really gave the chicken some character. I also had to keep the chicken in an additional 15 minutes on the front end and 15 on the back end to achieve the browning that I got. Would recommend this for a quick and easy meal, but you’ll definitely need to add more seasoning based on your flavor profile.
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!
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!
Okay, so the TECHNIQUE used in this recipe is great and totally works as the skin gets perfectly crispy just as in the photos or even better. However, even though I thought the amount of spices was lacking to begin with and added more, it was still super tasteless and boring. It's a fantastic technique to get crispy skin, but the chicken has no flavour and may possibly be awesome if it was marinated or something (although that may possibly burn with this technique). Maybe a buttermilk marinade?
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!
All the other comments were spot on - this is a great way to bake chicken that is moist! The only thing different I will do is start the fans in the kitchen because at such a high temperature and all the fat that comes out of the meat it did create a lot of smoke. Other than that add any spices you like it will work fine!
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.
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.
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.
Made exactly as directed (except I removed the skin) and with the addition of a few pats of butter when roasting. Came out very moist and had a beautiful brown and crisp top. Easy and delicious, thanks!
Tried this tonight ... Let's just say my son said it was the best chicken I've made in 2018. After reading other reviews, I decided to try my own way. Marinated them in Italian dressing over night , then used lemon pepper as my seasoning. Yum--just yum! Great method of cooking checking thighs!
Made this exactly the way it's listed. I too did not have a baking rack. Just used a pan covered in foil and chicken still came out crispy and delicious. No need to add any more spices. The garlic powder, salt and pepper give it just enough flavor. My house smelled amazing as well!
I followed the method, exactly. And, the chicken is perfect with crispy skin! I used a multi-purpose seasoning from U.S. Wellness Meats with salt, pepper, garlic, and basil. The chicken was absolutely wonderful! No mess when foil lines the pan. I didn't have a rack.
Excellent! Perfectly crispy yet juicy inside. Will definitely make again, and again, and again. Paired it with Roasted Lemon Broccoli and let my oven do all the work!
I made this for my husband for supper and he loved it! Said it was the best chicken thighs ever. It’s got my vote super simple!
I changed it up quite a bit and it was the best baked chicken we have ever had. Insert a hunk of blue cheese in the thigh, salt/pepper/olive oil drizzle. Then wrap it with a slice of bacon, sprinkle light brown sugar on top and make sure entire thigh is covered, lower temp to 350 and bake 45 min. Simply amazing!!
Made That’s exactly what the recipe called for. Skin was crispy chicken was super moist thoroughly enjoyed it. Will definitely make this again I highly recommend the recipe.
Every time I make these, they are perfect. Very juicy, great flavor. I change the seasoning to a mixed spice blend.
First time leaving a review, but this is sooo good, I had to comment. I made it exactly as instructed even though I had some doubts about the oven temperature. I had eight chicken thighs and left the skin on four of them. They ALL came out great, nice browning and crispness on the outside, tender on the inside. Thank you for this recipe!
this is the crispiest, most amazing chicken recipe EVER. in my confection oven, I have to shave about 10 minutes off the time but besides that it's perfection.
No changes. Me and my husband love them. Fried chicken without the mess and grease.
this was a good and easy recipe. I used Ms. Dash garlic and herb seasoning, onion powder, and a little salt. Will definitely make again.
The first time I followed the spice directions and it was tasty. Every time after I changed things up a bit - drop the garlic, and use paprika; sun dried tomatoes, basil and onion; onion, garlic, paprika and dried bell peppers... there’s no bad combination of spices yet! Next time I’m going to try chili lime. Love how easy this is!
Added smoked paprika and pepper as well. Very easy and tasty.
best yet and so easy to make, now a family favourite. great even for leftovers
I make this at least three or four times a month for myself and my husband, and it hasn’t gotten old! The only thing I’ve done differently than the recipe as written is to add onion powder when I season the meat and the skin, and to add smoked paprika to the skin. This recipe makes thighs that are moist, tasty, and super easy - three of my favorite characteristics for a great recipe!
Really great baseline recipe for perfectly cooked chicken! I followed suggestion to use Old Bay seasoning and minced garlic. Basted the thighs with BBQ sauce and cooked additional 5 minutes. No leftovers!
My husband enjoyed the chicken. The skin didn't get as crispy as the picture showed. Tasty and moist.
Family loved it! I added a little onion salt and paprika as others suggested. Chicken was moist and tasty. Would definitely make it again!
Delicious. Just a couple of small tweaks. Sprayed each piece with Pam, then sprinkled with the spices. Sprinkled the top with Seasoned Salt. My hubby loved it. Will definitely be making this again!
So easy and delicious....a real treat for those who love dark meat.
Great recipe. Chicken looked great, almost as if it was fried. The only thing I would recommend, reduce the oven to 350-375 degrees if you’re going to continue roasting it for another 30 minutes. I haven’t tried it, but our chicken came out a little dried when roasted at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. I will make it again.
Perfect instructions and timing. I added minced fresh garlic under the skin and lemon zest on the outside. Juicy and scrupulously delicious.
This was SO easy and perfect to throw together after work. I added garlic and herb powder and a pinch (the kids don’t really like spicy unfortunately) of chili powder to the mix. So good!
So crisp and flavorful.
This chicken was moist and delicious. I will make it again.
Very nice starter recipe! This version I used Homemade Greek Seasoning, melted a butter stick in the flat pan then coated the thighs placed the chicken on a rack and sprinkled the seasoning! Absolutely Crispy Awesomeness!
This is such a simple yet awesome recipe...you have to try it! The only addition I made was to sprinkle paprika on the chicken to ensure it browned the way I wanted. It looks and smells so good I cannot wait until dinnertime...I am going to eat now!
Second time I cooked this recipe...Even though it seemed like it would be overcooked, it was perfect! Very crispy outside and nice & juicy inside. Couldn't be much easier to cook...Now my favorite chicken recipe!
Love it. It’s great as is or spice it up a bit. I lined the baking dish with quartered red potatoes (par boiled for about 5 min), covered with a few onion slices and places the chicken thighs on top. I also spiced both the top of the skin and under it so that the meat gets more flavor.
chevygirl74 Love this recipe! My whole family loved it, even my picky grandson! Didn't make any changes! Will definitely make again! Thanks!!
Delicious! My picky eater even told me this was the best baked chicken he has ever eaten. Will definitely make again.
Just added a bit of cayenne for some spice, crisped up really well! Definitely will be making this again!
These were great! Easy. Fun. My family really enjoyed them. I did add a touch of cayenne for personal taste.
Perfect cooking instructions! You can easily play around with the spices when baking. After cooking you could toss them in buffalo wings sauce, or serves a creamy Alfredo sauce over it.
As other reviewers state, the chicken turned out crispy, yet the meat stayed juicy. Will definitely use this cooking method again when baking chicken thighs.
Since we like a little spice in our lives, I added some chipotle to the recipe. Put the chicken on a rack to bake to let the juices flow away. Easy, simple recipe that hits the spot.
Followed recipe exactly, but didn’t have potato’s , or sadly lemons. Used ‘real lemon’ and still turned out great. Everyone whining about to much oil, obviously has not had authentic Greek cooking.
Hallelujah! I love this chicken recipe! I can now have crispy-skinned chicken from the oven! This is a big hit with the family: more nutritious than pan-fried and inexpensive as well. I season the chicken with Paul Prudhomme's poultry seasoning, which is a favorite of mine.
Love this recipe. Very easy for busy bee. I keep making it over and over again—every time comes out perfect
My go to recipe for chicken thighs now. Delicious!
Easy and yummy and good for hubby's touchy tummy. He liked it so much when I made it before, I will be making it again tonight. Thanks, AllRecipies.
So easy to make!
Ridiculously good! I used convection oven for a shorter amount of time. Yum yum
Delicious , juicy’and tender . Easy and will do this each time I cook these thighs.
No substitutes, the skin bubbled, it was very tasty.
I made this with the same changes as some other people did. Paprika and onion powder added. The husband and picky picky PICKY children ate it and loved it. Definitely a keeper.
My nine year old made this with minimal help. It was so good and flavorful!
This was amazing. Can't believe how great it was with only those simple spices. I used chicken breasts (bone-in, skin on) because I accidentally thawed the wrong type of chicken. It was still great - and juicy which in my opinion, chicken rarely is. Also, to make it a little easier, I combined the seasonings into a bowl and applied like a rub rather than try to sprinkle it on. I forgot to apply to the underside of the chicken and it was still great!
A staple in my house. The best way to make chicken! Easy and tasty. I play around a little with the spices - sometimes rosemary, sometimes oregano or smoked paprika.
A very delicious method. Turn on the fan, you will have some smoke! Next time I'll follow this recipe exactly but this time I needed to use up about 8 pounds of bone in skin on thighs and had some leftover rub I accidentally made too hot for a different cut of meat. For these thighs it was perfect, almost like a jerk. They smell like something offered at a state fair, fatty (in a good way) and spicy and tantalizing.
Wow! The skin came out so crispy and the chicken was still juicy and delicious and cooked to perfection! Only addition was paprika to the spice mix.
Tender and juicy chicken. Loved it. Thanks for this simple way to feed my family.
nice recipe for a weeknight. turned out good served with rice.
Simple & easy. A must have in any cook's skillset
Holy Cow!! Brilliant technique to get perfectly crispy, yet juicy chicken thighs. You can season with any type of herb or spice that you prefer, making sure you follow the direction to season under the skin too. Just use your exhaust fan or even open a window for a few minutes if needed. This recipe/technique is absolutely divine!
I made it just as written and love it! Made it twice since!
Love it! I use paprika, season salt, garlic and onion powder. It’s so easy, I never make fried chicken in my Skillet anymore!
I made this following the recipe exactly the skin was wonderfully crispy. Only change I will make in the future will be to add more seasoning. Other than that it was great!! Will definitely make again.
Was in a hurry because I'd just found out I had to pick my husband up from work. Knew I'd have to leave in the middle of cooking , so I set the oven temperature to 350 degrees at the start and raised it to 425 after about 30 mins, when I returned. Used this recipe mainly as a guide, sprinkling the spices on both sides of the chicken, but not putting any under the skin. Even though I didn't follow the directions exactly, the chicken came out delicious! My husband loved it!
Quick and easy way to make crispy fried chicken. I used my own bbq rub which included salt, pepper and garlic powder along with a few other spices. I also lined the sheet pan with foil for easy clean up.
These came out crispy and very good. I also added some smoked paprika. The only thing I didn't like was that with cooking at such a high temp it splattered all over my oven. Otherwise they were yummy.
The only change that I made was to use boneless, skinless chicken thighs. I adjusted cooking time (added a couple of minutes - our propane oven cooks fast) but otherwise followed recipe as written. DEELISH! Will definitely make this again - a low cost main dish for sure.
My family loved it! I used Cajun seasoning and a little bit of brown sugar.
Such simple recipe, the secret to success was the heat of 475°! I used some island spice I bought from St. Marten, made crispy baked Jerk chicken for mother's day; threw it into the oven while I cook the other dishes, every bone was picked clean that night! Thank you for sharing! Just a note, if you want to ensure you have crispy skin, make sure you use the right bakeware to let the oil drain out while cooking.
Perfectly Cooked! Delicious!
Thank you. How can something so simple come out so well. I've made this several times. First time as written. Since then I have experimented with adding different seasonings, red pepper flakes, dabs of hot sauce; spices, rosemary, basil, thyme; and marinades. Never disappoints. I still make the original from time to time if I'm trying new side dishes so I know at least the old reliable will still be there.
I was definitely skeptical on the baking temp and time but it came out amazing! Rave reviews all around on this one.
My husband does most of the cooking bc frankly, he’s just better at it! This was something simple and delicious that I could not mess up. Served with loaded baked potato and steamed broccoli.
Talk about crispy, this is really the crispy recipe I had been looking for. I change the spices up from time to time. Delicious!
It was very good. Crispy skin was great! Prep was easy, too. Will definitely make again!
Came out great! Was generous with the seasonings and added onion powder and paprika as well.
wonderfully crispy. I, too added smoked paprika. This is a keeper
These turned out crispy and juicy and have become a family favorite. I use Goya Abodo spice instead, and I adjusted the cook times for my convection oven to 15 minutes at 475 and then 20 minutes at 400, they come out perfect! Thank you!!
This was a perfect, quick, mid week dinner. I made it exactly as written, but put it in the air fryer instead of the oven. 350, 25 minutes = perfection!
As a lover of the dark meat of a chicken,but not the greasiness that it produces, especially when baked, this recipe was Wonderful!! I will be making these again and again. Love the crispy skin!!
I did this once, came back did it again to make a more the thighs are great. use them in enchilads or short cook them 40 minutes clean them and drop them in stirfry
Easy, fast and tasty! What more can you ask for ?!
turned out amazing !
Easy to make and came out great!
Very Very good An super easy An cheap when my grandson likes it I love it
This is simple and everyone enjoyed it. Did not make any changes, but see how you could change it up and would still come out great.
Great recipe, super easy and everyone loves these.
This turned out great! I served it with roasted potatoes and coleslaw. Yummy!