We love any easy variation of chicken, especially chicken thighs. They’re easy, tender and this oven baked version is great for easy dinners and meal prep alike. All you need are boneless skinless chicken thighs, some spices, and olive oil.
Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs & Nutrition
Baked Chicken Thighs are one of the easiest cuts of chicken to cook. Chicken thighs are very forgiving if you happen to overcook them. They’re made of dark meat which gives a much richer taste than chicken breasts for example. A 3.5 oz serving of boneless skinless chicken thighs have about 178 calories & 9 grams of fat. The best part about chicken thighs? They’re high in protein, and easy to cook which is why we love this recipe for meal prep.
Chicken Thigh Seasoning
First step is to make our seasoning blend to flavor the chicken. You can really use whatever blend of spices you like best- the trick is to use olive oil so that it sticks well to the chicken. You can choose to marinate, or not, chef’s choice. If you do marinate, I recommend no longer than doing so for 24 hours.
- Olive oil
- Garlic Powder
- Crushed Rosemary
Pat Dry Chicken Thighs with Paper Towel for More Flavor!
After you’ve mixed your seasoning, I recommend pat drying the chicken thighs with a paper towel, to allow the olive oil and spices to stick better to the chicken. Immediately place chicken in a large ziplock bag.
Add the seasoning mixture and the patted dry chicken to a large ziplock bag and shake it around to ensure each piece is coated. At this point, if you chose to marinate the chicken, simply place the ziplock bag in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
You can bake chicken thighs in a variety of oven safe dishes or sheet pans.
Bake the chicken thighs on the oven safe vessel of your choice, but be sure to spray whatever you use with nonstick spray. You can even line a casserole dish with foil if you want to save the mess!
Bake the chicken thighs at 375 degrees Fahrenheit or until the chicken reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit at its thickest point (you can read all about safe minimum temperatures here).
After the chicken is fully cooked, let it rest for about 5-10 minutes before enjoying it to preserve the juices, then slice it (if desired) and serve!
We are big fans of chicken thighs in this house, and use them often in our recipes.
More Recipes featuring Chicken Thighs
- Grilled Chicken Thighs
- Air Fryer Chicken Thighs
- Marinade for Chicken Thighs
- Roasted Chicken Thighs & Potatoes
Kathi and Rachel
What do you think about this recipe? Have questions? Comment below! Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, and connect with us on Instagram and tag your @Laughingspatula recipes with #laughingspatula,while you’re at it…We love to see your pics!
Oven Baked Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
- 3 lbs chicken thighs (est. 2 pieces per person)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp crushed rosemary
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp fresh cracked pepper
- Remove chicken thighs from packaging, and pat dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Place chicken in large plastic bag, or bowl.
- Mix olive oil and remaining seasonings in small dish. Add to chicken, and toss until fully coated. Marinate if desired, up to 24 hours.
- When ready to cook, preheat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit. Place chicken on a foil lined, greased baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Chicken is fully cooked once it reaches 165 degrees internally on an electronic meat thermometer.
- Once chicken is fully cooked, allow for it to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Leave a Reply