The recipe prices will vary based on fluctuating grocery costs. Please use what is posted as a guide.
This Oven Baked Chicken Thighs recipe is ready to eat in just 35 minutes. When chicken thighs are roasted in the oven, they are so juicy with deliciously crispy skin.
This recipe costs about $10.26 to make eight servings. That is just $0.66 per serving!
I recommend serving the roasted chicken thighs with Roasted Broccoli, Italian Salad, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, and these Crescent Rolls.
Oven-Baked Chicken Thighs
There are a lot of Oven Baked Chicken Thighs recipes out there on the internet. I’ve added my recipe to the list because it is an easy, non-complicated, fuss-free meal bursting with flavor. And don’t even get me started on the crispy skin!
Chicken thighs are dark meat that is naturally more flavorful than other pieces, such as the breast. When you add my simple spice blend before baking, these are off-the-charts delicious.
The skin is perfectly crisp, while the meat is juicy and tender. This recipe is versatile because it is a basic chicken recipe that goes well with just about any side dish. You can even increase the spice for this recipe by adding a pinch of chili powder and cayenne.
These Oven Baked Chicken Thighs are my top recommendation for a hands-free, simple chicken recipe to add to your menu rotation. If you’re looking for a broiler recipe, check out my Broiled Chicken Thighs.
Ingredients and Estimated Cost
Per Serving Cost: $1.29
Recipe Cost: $10.26
NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have. I updated the pricing for this recipe in February 2023.
- 8 chicken thighs – $9.80
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil – $0.28
- 1 teaspoon salt – $0.01
- ½ teaspoon pepper – $0.03
- ½ teaspoon paprika – $0.01
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder – $0.03
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley – $0.10
How to bake Chicken Thighs in the oven:
STEP ONE: First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat a baking dish with cooking spray.
STEP TWO: Next, brush olive oil over the chicken thighs. Then combine the seasonings in a small bowl.
STEP THREE: Sprinkle the seasoning blend over both sides of the chicken thighs before placing them in the baking dish.
STEP FOUR: Finally, bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes.
What temp should Chicken Thighs be cooked to?
The internal temperature should read 165 degrees.
Should I cover chicken with foil when baking?
There is no need to cover the baking dish before baking these chicken thighs. However, leaving it uncovered helps the skin get extra crispy during baking.
Can you overcook chicken thighs?
While you can overcook chicken thighs, it is more difficult than overcooking chicken breasts. This is another reason I love cooking chicken thighs. It results in juicy meat as long as you bake until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
- 9×13-inch baking dish
- Measuring spoons
- Small prep bowl
- Mixing spoon
- Instant-read thermometer
Serving & Storage Tips:
SERVE: You can keep the roasted chicken thighs at room temperature for up to two hours before they will need to be refrigerated.
STORE: Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
FREEZE: Once the chicken is cool, place it in a freezer-safe container or Ziploc bag. Freeze for 4-5 months.
DEFROST: Defrost the chicken in the refrigerator overnight.
REHEAT: Warm the chicken in a 350-degree F oven for 10-20 minutes or until heated through.
More Chicken Main Dish Recipes:
- Crockpot Shredded Chicken Tacos
- Chicken Divan Casserole
- Crockpot Whole Chicken
- Old Fashioned Chicken and Noodles
- Chicken Barley Soup
- Chicken Enchilada Casserole
- Cranberry Chicken Salad with Pecans
- Stovetop Chicken Souvlaki
- Grilled BBQ Chicken
- Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks
Oven-Baked Chicken Thighs
- 8 chicken thighs bone-in, and skin-on
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
PREP OVEN AND BAKING DISH:
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and prepare a 9×13-inch baking dish with a light coating of cooking spray.
- Brush olive oil over the chicken thighs.
- In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and parsley.
- Sprinkle the seasoning blend over both sides of the chicken thighs and place them in the prepared baking dish.
- Bake in the preheated oven, uncovered for 30-40 minutes or until the internal temperature reads 165 degrees.
- You can use boneless skinless thighs for this recipe if you prefer.
- I like to spoon some of the chicken juices about 10 minutes before it is finished to help everything crisp up in the final moments.
- You can increase the spice for this recipe by adding a pinch of chili powder and cayenne.
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This recipe looks so easy! I can see it being one of my go-to weeknight dishes.
Claudia Lamascolo says
We love healthy recipes like this and baked chicken is the way to go looks great!
Lima Ekram says
A great super simple chicken recipe – love this!
Carrie Robinson says
I just love easy and budget friendly dinner ideas like this! Making this soon for sure. 🙂
Oven baked chicken looks so delicious and juicy! I can’t wait to try this recipe! My family and I are going to love this recipe!
Just tried it – SUPER easy (I’m extremely inexperienced in cooking) and the seasonings are simple but delicious. Thank you!!
Katie, I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for stopping by to let me know! 🙂
Just tried it. Easy peasy, simple and yummy.
Sue, so glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by to let me know! 🙂
Making this tonight, minus the parsley which I don’t have. Dinner, lunch, dinner, lunch. With quinoa or in a salad. Maybe cubed in paneer and basmati rice if I get frisky.
Enjoy! I just made these last night because my family loves them so much!
I make this all the time with baked sweet potato and green. bean casserole.
I cook for our Meals on wheels and this will be perfect! I have 41 to cook for on Monday.
Yay! So glad this recipe will come in handy for such a great cause!
IM MAKING THIS TODAY WITH CROCKPOT DRESSING, AND SOME VEGGIES. ITS ALWAYS A HIT.
Mary Pat says
Made today for a family dinner. Used skinless, boneless thighs and baked for 25 or 30 minutes. Only change was used smoked paprika instead of regular. Delicious! Definitely a keeper.
Cathy Church says
Haven’t tried it yet…… going to try it tonight…… looks so good. Yummy can’t wait.
Sharon Siebert says
Made this Tonight. I put also cut up onion, carrots and baby potatoes around the chicken putting drizzled of oil over everything too. Putting it in my ninja foodi xl 10 in 1 on bake. Family loved it.
My super-picky husband loved this. Thank you!
I added a 1/2 teaspoon of powdered tyme and 1/2 teaspoon of cilantro. Great recipe!
Belinda G Hammonds says
Making the chicken thigh easy recipe tonight.
I have all the spices in the cupboard.
Love this recipe!, So so good! DELICIOUS!
Use a package of Lipton onion soup mix, 1 cup of rice, and two cups of water with the chicken thighs on top. Cover and back 375-400 degrees for about 45 minutes. I season the chicken with texjoy steak seasoning.
Sounds delicious, I’ll have to try it.
I am making this chicken recipe tonight…….looks.so.good! Can’t wait to see if the family will like it.