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.
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.
Preheat oven to 425 convention. Rinse and pat dry the chicken thighs.
Prep a baking sheet. Line with aluminum foil, add a rack and give a heavy spray of PAM.
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.
January 23 2014