Oven Baked Chicken Thighs is a go-to recipe for juicy, tender, and flavorful chicken that is incredibly easy to make. This recipe delivers succulent chicken thighs with a crispy skin and a burst of savory goodness in every bite.
Chicken thighs are known for their rich flavor and moist texture, making them a popular choice among poultry enthusiasts. The preparation starts with bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, which are seasoned to perfection with a blend of herbs and spices. This simple yet flavorful seasoning mixture enhances the natural taste of the chicken and infuses it with delicious aromas.
The chicken thighs are then placed on a baking sheet and roasted in the oven until they reach a golden-brown perfection. The high heat allows the skin to become irresistibly crispy while sealing in the juices, resulting in moist and tender meat that practically falls off the bone.
Oven Baked Chicken Thighs are not only delicious but also incredibly versatile. They can be served as a main course alongside your favorite sides or used as a flavorful addition to salads, sandwiches, or wraps. The leftovers can be easily repurposed into other meals or enjoyed cold as a tasty snack.
The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity and convenience. With minimal hands-on preparation and the use of the oven for cooking, you can enjoy a satisfying and flavorful meal without spending hours in the kitchen. It’s a perfect option for busy weeknights or when you want a fuss-free yet delicious dinner.
So, preheat your oven, gather your seasoning ingredients, and get ready to savor the irresistible flavors and juicy tenderness of Oven Baked Chicken Thighs. With each bite, you’ll discover why this recipe has become a favorite for poultry lovers everywhere.
This Oven Baked Chicken Thighs recipe is a force to be reckoned with! Simple and deliciously baked chicken with a mustard, honey glaze – this dish is definitely going to be a top-contender in your weekly recipe planning!
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Glass Mixing Bowl Set (3 piece)
9×13-inch Casserole Dish
Instant Read Meat Thermometer
2 pounds chicken thighs bone-in skin-on
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
1 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoons whole grain dijon mustard
1 tablespoons mustard
2 tablespoons honey
6 cloves garlic minced
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
Preheat the oven to 425 F degrees.
Place the chicken thighs in a bowl and season them generously with salt and pepper.
Whisk all the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.
Pour the sauce over the thighs and toss them well.
Transfer the chicken thighs to a 9×13 inch baking dish including any remaining sauce. No need to grease the dish.
Transfer the baking dish to the oven and bake for about 35 minutes or until the chicken thighs have an internal temperature of 165 F degrees and skin is crispy.
Transfer the chicken to a serving plate, cover with aluminum foil and let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Boneless skinless chicken thighs can also be used, but they will bake fast, they should only require 20 to 25 minutes in the oven.
The honey mustard glaze is completely optional. For a simpler chicken thigh recipe, simply season the thighs with salt and pepper, drizzle a couple tbsp of olive oil in the baking dish and bake as instructed.
When stored or wrapped well, this oven baked chicken is going to last in the fridge for up to 3 days. I recommend freezing it to extend its shelf life. When stored in a sealed airtight container, the chicken will last in the freezer for 4 – 6 months.