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Oven Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe – Easy and Juicy

Oven Baked Chicken Thighs are perfectly seasoned and baked to perfection until they are crispy and golden brown. These chicken thighs are full of flavor and so juicy.

Oven Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe

Dijon and yellow mustard are paired with honey, garlic, and red pepper flakes to create a bomb flavor for this easy chicken dinner. This is one of the best quick chicken recipes!

Chicken thighs baked in the oven is the best way to cook chicken. Leaving the skin on and bone in makes them so juicy and holds in the flavor.

If you would rather cook chicken thighs in a pan, try my Chicken Florentine recipe.

Oven Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe

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Oven Baked Chicken Thighs Ingredients

To make this delicious chicken recipe in the oven, you will need the following ingredients (jump to the recipe below for detailed amounts):

  • Chicken thighs: leave the bone in and skin on for maximum flavor and for the juiciest chicken. You can also use boneless chicken thighs or chicken breast if you are in a pinch. I get my chicken from my local meat store. The quality of the chicken is so much higher than grocery store chicken.
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Dijon mustard: feel free to substitute this with stone ground mustard.
  • Yellow mustard
  • Honey
  • Garlic: I used a pre-minced garlic in a jar, but you can use fresh minced or pressed garlic.
  • Red pepper flakes: This helps add the slightest bit of spice to the chicken thighs. You can leave this out if you are sensitive to spice.

Oven Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe

How to Bake Chicken Thighs in the Oven

Baked chicken recipes are pretty simple. All you need to do is mix the ingredients and bake the chicken. 

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Season the  chicken. Season both sides of chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Place thighs into a 9×13 baking dish.
  3. Mix the ingredients. Whisk together remaining ingredients EXCEPT for the parsley garnish and pour over chicken. Roll the chicken in the sauce until chicken is coated.
  4. Bake the chicken. Leave chicken thighs skin side up. Bake for 35 minutes or until chicken has reach 165 degrees F. Skin should be crispy and golden brown. Let chicken sit for 10 minutes before serving.
  5. Garnish the chicken. Spoon on some of the sauce from the pan and sprinkle with chopped parsley, optional. Enjoy!

Chicken Thighs Recipe

What Can I Eat With Baked Chicken Thighs?

You can eat baked chicken thighs by themselves, with a side dish, on top of rice or pasta, or shred the chicken and make tacos! Here is a full list of ideas:

How Long Can I Store Chicken For?

You can store cooked chicken thighs for up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

These also freeze well! You can freeze your chicken thighs for up to 3 months in the freezer for best quality.

Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe

Oven Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe

Oven Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe

Yield: 5-6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Oven Baked Chicken Thighs are perfectly seasoned and baked to perfection until they are crispy and golden brown. These chicken thighs are full of flavor and so juicy.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Season both sides of chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Place thighs into a 9x13 dish.
  3. Whisk together remaining ingredients EXCEPT for the parsley garnish and pour over chicken.
  4. Roll the chicken in the sauce until chicken is coated. Leave chicken thighs skin side up.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until chicken has reach 165 degrees F. Skin should be crispy and golden brown.
  6. Let chicken sit for 10 minutes before serving.
  7. Spoon on some of the sauce from the pan and sprinkle with chopped parsley, optional. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 422Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 194mgSodium: 712mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 36g

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