recipe for chicken thighs baked

Easy Baked Chicken Thighs

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35 mins
Vadim Rachok
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Are you in search of a scrumptious yet effortless dinner idea? Give this baked chicken thighs recipe a shot! It’s a hassle-free recipe that uses minimal ingredients, and it can be cooked up in no time – just 30 minutes to be precise. You’ll end up with juicy, tender chicken thighs that are packed with flavor.

Looking for a quick and easy dinner solution that doesn't compromise on flavor? You've found it with this baked chicken thighs recipe! With just a handful of simple ingredients and minimal prep time, you can have deliciously juicy and tender chicken thighs on the table in no time. Plus, the versatility of this dish means you can customize the seasoning to your liking for endless flavor possibilities. It's a surefire crowd-pleaser that will become a regular in your meal rotation!

How to Bake Chicken Thighs

You will find a detailed list of ingredients and step-by-step instructions in the recipe for baked chicken thighs below. However, let’s review the basics:

How to Season Chicken Thighs

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These chicken thighs are seasoned with garlic powder and onion flakes, but you can add more spices to suit your taste.

How to Cook Chicken Thighs In the Oven

When you cook chicken thighs at home, they will turn out delicious and juicy when prepared correctly.

Place the chicken thighs in a baking dish and season on both sides. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is fully cooked.

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How Long to Bake Chicken Thighs

When cooking chicken thighs in an oven preheated to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, it usually takes around 30 minutes for them to be fully cooked. You can determine if they are done by using an instant-read thermometer. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone, and if it reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit, then your chicken thighs are ready to be served.

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How to Store Baked Chicken Thighs

After baking the chicken thighs, allow them to cool down before storing them in an airtight container. You can keep the chicken in the fridge for up to four days. When you’re ready to eat them again, you can reheat them in the oven or microwave. If you think you won’t be able to consume the chicken within a few days, check out our collection of recipes that use leftover chicken.


One of the perfect ways to prepare a main chicken dish. There's nothing extra in the composition: just meat (a valuable source of quality protein) and spices. Baking helps to preserve the maximum beneficial properties of the poultry and also prevents protein glycation and the formation of carcinogens (unlike frying in oil on a skillet). That's why your body will get the most benefits from the chicken. Chicken drumsticks themselves are also quite beneficial. Despite not being as lean as breast meat and containing some amount of fat, there's no need to worry if you don't have cholesterol issues. These drumsticks are also a source of collagen and contribute to the youthful appearance of the skin. I can recommend this dish to those who are looking to gain weight (in which case, it should be accompanied by a good portion of complex carbohydrate garnish and a small amount of vegetables) and to those aiming to lose weight (in this case, simply focus on a lighter vegetable garnish). The ideal time to consume such a dish is lunch.

Jenny Dobrynina
Jenny Dobrynina
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Easy Baked Chicken Thighs
5/5 (1)
Author:Vadim Rachok
These chicken thighs are a perfect quick meal for college students! Minimal prep time and use your favorite spices to season. I personally love cayenne powder and black pepper.
recipe for chicken thighs baked
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Ingredients you will need:
4 chicken thighs
4 teaspoons garlic powder
4 teaspoons onion flakes
Let’s start !

1  preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).


2 Season both sides of the chicken thighs with garlic powder and onion flakes, then place them in a baking dish.


3 Bake in the preheated oven until the juices run clear and the internal temperature of the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone, reaches 165°F (74°C), about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 162
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g10%
Saturated Fat 2g11%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 58mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 3g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g1%
Total Sugars 1g 
Protein 20g 
Vitamin C 1mg7%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg7%
Potassium 189mg4%

* 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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For perfectly juicy chicken thighs every time, be sure not to overcook them. Use a reliable meat thermometer to check for doneness—when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit, they're ready to come out of the oven. Remember to let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving to allow the juices to redistribute, ensuring maximum flavor and tenderness. Enjoy!

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