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25+ Best Baked Chicken Thighs Recipes (bone-in)

Chicken thighs are a budget-friendly, flavorful cut of meat that is perfect for roasting, baking, or frying. This baked chicken thighs recipe roundup features some of the best recipes for crispy skin, juicy chicken thighs that are sure to please everyone at the dinner table.

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Why we all love oven baked chicken thighs

  • It is a quick and easy dinner dish that only requires a little bit of prep and is perfect for a weeknight.
  • Can use the air fryer for this recipe or convection oven to make the chicken crispier and cook even a little faster. Can be made in an oven also.
  • Perfect type of recipe to meal prep ahead of time for dinner or lunches. You’ll love these recipes to make ahead on a busy week or day.

How to make oven baked chicken thighs with crispy skin

There are a few key things to keep in mind when making oven baked chicken thighs to get the best possible results:

  1. Make sure your chicken thighs are bone-in and skin-on for the most flavor and juiciness.
  2. Dry bone-in chicken thighs with paper towels well to remove any extra moisture before anything else.
  3. Season chicken thighs generously with salt, pepper, and any other spices these recipes are calling for, or prepare the marinade and add them to it.
  4. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit/ 200 degrees Celsius so that it’s nice and hot when you put the chicken in.
  5. Bake chicken thighs for 30-45 minutes, until they’re golden brown and crispy.

If you follow these simple tips, you’ll be well on your way to making the best crispy baked chicken thighs around!

What to serve with roasted bone-in chicken thighs

When it comes to baked chicken thighs, there are a lot of different ways to cook them. But one thing that always remains the same is that they’re delicious! Whether you like them plain or with a bit of flavor, these recipes are sure to please.

One classic way to enjoy these crispy roasted chicken thighs is to serve them with a side of mashed potatoes. This dish is hearty and filling, and the chicken thighs provide a delicious and juicy contrast to the creamy potatoes.

If you’re looking for something a little lighter, try serving your chicken thighs with a simple green salad. The freshness of the greens will brighten up the dish and make it even more satisfying.

Finally, if you want to really impress your guests, try serving your baked chicken thighs with a homemade dipping sauce. This will take your dish to the next level and show everyone that you’re a true culinary genius!

Easy, 5 star chicken thighs recipes

There you have it! Our top 28 recipes for the best baked crispy chicken thighs. We hope you enjoyed this roundup and that you found a new favorite recipe to try. Get creative and happy cooking!

Peri Peri Chicken Recipe

1. Peri Peri Oven Baked Chicken Thighs

Crispy skin Peri Peri Chicken Thighs, baked in the oven, perfect recipe for a weeknight dinner! Serve it with some rice or baked potatoes and some coleslaw too!

2. Firecracker Chicken Thighs

Because as any really good firecracker chicken recipe should be, this one is all about the vibrant, sticky sauce.

3. White Wine Mushroom Chicken Thighs

These crispy white wine mushroom chicken thighs are a simple but elegant dinner that’s easy to make. You’ll love the buttery white wine pan sauce!

4. Roasted Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs

Easy sticky Asian glazed chicken thighs recipe

5. Extra Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken Thighs

The skin on these chicken thighs is superb – it’s thin, crackly and exceptionally crispy.

6. Paprika Baked Chicken Thighs

Paprika Baked Chicken Thighs are Easy, Succulent, Skinless, Bone-in Chicken Thighs that are oven-baked with a special blend of spices infused with Smoked Paprika and cayenne pepper.

7. Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs

Crispy baked chicken thighs are ultra-tender and packed with flavor. The perfect main dish to pair with potatoes, rice or quinoa and some veggies!

8. Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken Thighs

Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken is made with bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, pan-seared until golden and crispy, then baked underneath a sticky-sweet Brown Sugar Garlic Sauce. The results are savory-sweet, tender and juicy chicken you’ll continually obsess over with every single bite!

9. Lemon Pepper Chicken with Creamy Garlic-Lemon Sauce

Lemon Pepper Chicken with Creamy Garlic-Lemon Sauce – skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs seasoned with lemon-pepper seasoning, baked to perfection and served with the garlic-lemon cream sauce!

10. Oven-Roasted Chicken Thighs Recipe

This tender and crispy Italian baked chicken thighs recipe is incredibly easy and made in the oven in about 35 minutes! Bone-in chicken thighs are marinated with garlic cloves, olive oil, Italian seasoning, and fresh lemon juice for the best bold flavors.

11. Juicy Oven Baked Chicken Thighs

This easy baked chicken recipe is one of my family’s all-time favorite dinners! Bone-in and skin-on thighs are marinated in a citrusy, garlicky glaze then baked in the oven. You’re going to love this simple baked chicken that can be used in so many ways.

12. Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs

Garlic butter chicken thighs are easy to make and taste great with your favorite sides. The skin is perfectly crispy and the thighs are so juicy. Easily made in one pan, no marinating needed, and full of flavour, you can make this recipe for dinner tonight in just 30 minutes!

13. Easy Baked Ranch Chicken Thighs Recipe

14. Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs recipe. Juicy chicken thighs are smothered in an amazing honey mustard sauce, and then baked until crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.

15. Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Thighs

This easy oven baked chicken thighs recipe is juicy on the inside, crispy on the outside, with simple ingredients.

16. Baked Chicken Thighs

Baked chicken thighs with crispy skin, brown sugar, garlic and cayenne pepper. This is one of the best chicken thigh recipes that takes 10 mins prep time!

17. Best Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe

These Baked Chicken Thighs are crispy on the outside and juicy inside, with the most delicious seasonings. Incredibly easy to make, this chicken thigh recipe is perfect for dinner any night of the week!

18. Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe

Crispy oven baked chicken thighs recipe using bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs. 5 minute prep, deliciously juicy, crispy, and family-approved!

19. Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs

Cilantro lime chicken is such a flavorful, fresh main course. Chicken thighs are marinated in a homemade cilantro lime marinade and seared until crispy. 

20. Mediterranean Roasted Chicken Thighs Olives and Tomatoes

Mediterranean Roasted Chicken Thighs with olives and tomatoes is a one pan meal with both a main and side dish cooked together as one recipe.

21. Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs

Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs are bursting with flavor and loaded with veggies for a flavorful, low-carb dinner that the whole family will enjoy.

22. Smoky Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs

Cilantro lime chicken is very quick and full of amazing flavors! Chicken thighs marinated with cilantro, lime juice, liquid smoke, red chili, cumin, taco seasoning and garlic. These simple ingredients turn dull chicken thighs into a mouth-watering dish.Pan-sear, grill or bake the chicken with this super easy recipe! The result won’t disappoint you!

23. Chicken Thighs Recipe

This amazing chicken marinade is perfect for grilling or baking chicken thighs. It’s loaded with flavor and takes just minutes to prepare. Plus, it’s perfect for any occasion

24. Honey Soy Chicken Thighs

These easy oven-baked Honey Soy Chicken Thighs are ready in just 45 minutes or less and are super easy to make! Juicy chicken thighs are marinated in a fragrant sauce made with honey, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic and baked until the skin is crispy and utterly irresistible. The whole family will love this delicious, weeknight dinner!

25. Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs

These delicious Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs are seasoned with a simple spice blend. Tender and juicy on the inside, crispy and flavourful on the outside.

26. Baked Buffalo Chicken Thighs

Baked buffalo chicken thighs feature crisped up skin with a wonderfully spiced up sauce! This recipe has quick and easy prep.

27. Honey Orange Glazed Chicken Thighs

These Honey Orange Glazed Chicken Thighs are easy enough for a weeknight but full of big flavors. Simple pantry ingredients and fresh orange juice come together to make an irresistible glaze.

28. Easy Honey Soy Chicken Thighs

These honey soy chicken thighs will be an automatic add to the dinner rotation! This chicken recipe is made with boneless skinless chicken thighs and amazing seasonings!

28 Best baked chicken thighs recipes (bone-in)

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