Forget dry chicken with our juicy oven-baked chicken breast recipe! deliciously seasoned before being cooked in the oven until golden with mouthwatering crisp edges. In today’s recipe, I am excited to share with you a mouthwatering and incredibly delicious way to bake chicken thighs in the oven. This recipe is guaranteed to leave you craving for more. So, grab your apron, and let’s jump right into it!
- 1.78 lb. chicken thighs
- 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp. onion powder
- 1/2 Tbsp. dry thyme
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 tbsp. paprika
- 1/2 tbsp. dry parsley
- 1 tbsp. Creole seasoning
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tbsp. adobo seasoning
- tbsp. oil
Preparing the Chicken
To start off, gather all the ingredients listed below. For this recipe, I am using a little under two pounds of bone-in chicken thighs. Begin by removing the flap and extra skin from the chicken thighs. They are unnecessary and can affect the appearance of the dish.
Next, clean the chicken thighs by rinsing them with a mixture of vinegar, salt, and water. Pat them dry with a napkin to remove any excess moisture.
Seasoning the Chicken
Now it’s time to season the chicken thighs. Place them into a baking dish. Prepare a seasoning mix consisting of onion powder, garlic powder, ground black pepper, Adobo seasoning, thyme, parsley, paprika, and Creole seasoning. This combination of flavors has been my go-to for years and always delivers exceptional results.
Drizzle a small amount of olive oil over the chicken, making sure not to drench it. Gently rub the oil all over the chicken to ensure an even coating. Sprinkle the seasoning mix generously over the chicken, covering each piece thoroughly.
Allow the seasoned chicken thighs to marinate for approximately 30 minutes. If time permits, you can marinate them overnight for even more flavor infusion. However, if you’re short on time, 30 minutes will suffice.
Baking the Chicken
After the marinating time is up, it’s time to bake the chicken. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Place the baking dish with the chicken thighs into the oven and let them cook for about 40 to 50 minutes.
As the chicken bakes, an irresistible aroma will fill your kitchen. You’ll notice that the outside of the chicken becomes wonderfully crispy while the inside remains juicy and buttery. The combination of flavors will make your taste buds dance with delight.
The Final Result
Once the chicken is cooked to perfection, remove it from the oven. Behold the sight of golden-brown, succulent chicken thighs. The tender meat practically falls off the bone. It’s a delightful feast for the eyes and the palate.
Congratulations! You have successfully baked the juiciest and most flavorful chicken thighs you’ll ever taste. This recipe never fails to impress. The crunchy texture on the outside, coupled with the moist and savory interior, is a winning combination.
Whether you’re cooking for family or friends, or simply treating yourself to a delicious meal, this baked chicken recipe is a must-try. I guarantee that once you’ve experienced its delightful flavors, it will become a favorite in your household.