Crispy and Tender Baked Chicken Thighs

Crispy chicken thighs are baked in the oven with a flavorful, homemade spice rub. The bone-in chicken thighs stay moist and juicy while the skin crisps up beautifully. Serve this budget-friendly main dish alongside any side dish for a dinner the whole family will love.

I guarantee you will love this recipe


10 mins


1 hr


1 hr 10 mins




Ingredient Checklist

  • cooking spray
  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon onion salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon ground thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon ground paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; spray foil with cooking spray.
  • Step 2 Arrange chicken thighs, skin-side up, on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Step 3 Combine garlic salt, onion salt, oregano, thyme, paprika, and pepper in a small bowl; mix until well combined. Sprinkle spice mixture liberally over chicken thighs.
  • Step 4 Bake chicken in the preheated oven until skin is crispy, thighs are no longer pink at the bone, and the juices run clear, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).


Double the seasoning for even more flavor.


If you wish to broil the chicken for the last part of cooking, do so for only 1 to 2 minutes and watch carefully as the spices burn very quickly!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:

190 calories; protein 19.2g; carbohydrates 0.2g; fat 11.9g; cholesterol 71mg; sodium 177.5mg.

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