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Crispy Bone-In Chicken Thigh Recipe

Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs

  • Author: Leigh Oskwarek
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings (1 7oz Thigh Per Serving) 1x


Baked chicken thighs are easy to make and delicious to eat. They make a good and quick weeknight dinner for the family because of the juicy meat and the crispy skin. Make some roasted veggies and a green tossed salad and you have a very healthy meal.


  • 8 chicken thighs (approx 7 oz per thigh) 
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1 tsp onion powder 
  • 1 tsp paprika 
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 


Preparing & Seasoning the Chicken:

Baking in the Oven:


Make sure to dry the moisture off your chicken thighs well before seasoning them. This is an important step to ensure that you will end up with crispy chicken.

Line the baking sheet with foil or parchment paper for an easy clean up afterwards. But one word of caution, if you plan to broil the chicken thighs for a couple minutes after baking them for an extra crispiness, don’t do it with the parchment paper underneath because it will burn. Instead use foil.

Lift the chicken skin to also season underneath it.

For juicy chicken be sure not to bake your chicken thighs past 165 degrees or else they will begin to dry out.

Storing: Leftover chicken can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days if you keep it in an airtight container.

Reheating: Heat the leftover chicken in the oven in a covered baking dish for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees. In the microwave for 1-2 minutes in a microwave safe dish covered with a paper towel.

Freezing: Raw chicken thighs can be frozen by wrapping them tightly in freezer paper and then put into a plastic bag. Cooked chicken thighs can also be frozen by putting them in an airtight plastic container and then put the container into a plastic bag for added protection.

1.1 NET CARBS Per Serving

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Main Courses
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

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