Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Thighs

Oven Baked Chicken Thighs from 101 Cooking For Two An ultra simple recipe for crispy moist chicken thighs. Just a quick rinse, some spices and bake in a high oven. Welcome to thigh heaven.

My oven baked chicken drumstick recipe is usually the top recipe on this site. Great crispy drummies but I keep getting asked about thigh. The people want thighs. They demand thighs. So thighs they will have… by popular demand I present my recipe for oven baking chicken thighs.

Rating

RS-4I’m at a 4 because I’m not usually a thigh person due to fat but a lot of the fat drained during cooking on the rack.

Notes: I was a bit surprise that the thighs took a few minutes less than drumsticks. BUT COOK TO THE TEMPERATURE not by time along. And yes I know the recommendation not to wash chicken. Skip if you wish or wash and be careful but I think the skin is crispier if you do.

Oven Baked Chicken Thighs from 101 Cooking For TwoPreheat oven to 425 convention. Rinse and pat dry the chicken thighs.

OBCT- trimmingTrim any loose skin with no meat off the thighs.

IMG_5194b

Prep a baking sheet. Line with aluminum foil, add a rack and give a heavy spray of PAM.

IMG_5196bPlace thighs skin down and sprinkle with the spices of your choice. I went with 7:2:1 or 7:2:2. ( If you don’t have that then about a tablespoon of course salt, 1 tsp pepper and 1/2 to 1 tsp of granulated garlic.) A pinch of cayenne would be good also. Flip and tuck in any thin parts underneath and sprinkle skin side.

IMG_5204bBake until internal temp of 180 to 185. About 30 minutes. Rest for 5 minutes or more prior to serving.

Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Thighs

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: as many as you want

Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Thighs

An ultra simple recipe for crispy moist chicken thighs. Just a quick rinse, some spices and bake in a high oven. Welcome to thigh heaven.

Ingredients

  • Chicken thighs
  • 7:2:1 or 7:2:2 Seasoning or seasoning of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 convention. Rinse and pat dry the chicken thighs.
  2. Prep a baking sheet. Line with aluminum foil, add a rack and give a heavy spray of PAM.
  3. Place thighs skin down and sprinkle with the spices of your choice. I went with 7:2:1 or 7:2:2. ( If you don't have that then about a tablespoon of course salt, 1 tsp pepper and 1/2 to 1 tsp of granulated garlic.) A pinch of cayenne would be good also. Flip and tuck in any thin parts underneath and sprinkle skin side.
  4. Bake until internal temp of 180 to 185. About 30 minutes. Rest for 5 minutes or more prior to serving.
Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by ZipList Recipe Plugin
http://www.101cookingfortwo.com/oven-baked-chicken-thighs/

Updated
January 23 2014

You May Also Like:

Paid advertisement:

Comments

  1. Lara says

    Sorry for the ignorance…but, can you tell me what your ratios in the recipe stand for? the 7:2:1? Thanks they look delicious!

I love to hear your comments or modifications. If you have a food blog in a similar manor as mine, please leave a link to your blog. If your name or address is full of key words or if your comment does not seem related to the post, it will be deleted. Rude and obnoxious comments are also deleted at my discretion. Keep it polite please. See Comment Guidelines for more information.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>