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30-min Oven Baked Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs (Video)

30-min Oven Baked Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs – perfect go-to recipe for any night of the week, these seasoned chicken thighs turn out juicy and tender every time!

Chicken is usually in our weekly meal rotation, and I think thighs are the way to go. They are tender and full of flavor and don’t require much in the way of prep. Perfect companion to homemade scalloped potatoes!

In this recipe, each chicken thigh is coated in a super flavorful homemade spice mix of brown sugar, paprika, chili, garlic, onion, and thyme. The spices give the chicken a real flavor boost!

You can choose to marinate the thighs until you are ready to cook them or bake them right away. Either way, the thighs will turn out juicy and mouth-watering!

I can’t wait to hear what you think of this easy chicken thighs recipe!

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Here is what you will need to make oven baked chicken thighs.

Oven Baked Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs – here is what you will need to make it:

  • Boneless skinless chicken thighs – You’ll need 6 – 8 thighs for this recipe, depending on their size. Make sure to remove any visible fat.
  • For the spice mix – Brown sugar, smoked paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. This blend has a bit of a sweet and spicy BBQ flavor. You can always customize the mix to match your tastes.
  • Avocado oil or butter – Oil gives some added flavor to the thighs and helps them to brown. I use avocado oil because it has a lower smoke point than olive oil. If you’re using butter, you can either melt it and pour it over the chicken or cut it into small cubes and dot it over the thighs before baking in the oven.

Scroll down to print this recipe and see how to bake chicken thighs in the oven.

Step one: Combine all spice Ingredients in the bowl.

How to Make Baked Chicken Thighs in the Oven

It’s simple to prepare and uses ingredients you probably already have in your pantry!

Step two: Coat Chicken Thighs with the spice mixture.

Step 1: Season the chicken. First, whisk the spice mix ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the chicken thighs and turn them around in the spices to make sure they are fully coated on both sides.

Oven Baked Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs Recipe - Step two: Coat Chicken Thighs with the spice mixture.Step 2: Prepare to bake. When baking chicken thighs, I use a lined baking sheet with foil paper, or a seasoned cast iron skillet. Next, add the thighs to the baking sheet or skillet and pour over a small amount of avocado oil or melted butter.

Oven Baked chicken thighs.Step 3: Bake. After, bake the thighs for 20 – 30 minutes, flipping on the other side once. You’ll know the chicken is done when they reach 165F on a kitchen thermometer.

Step 4: Enjoy!

Tips for Making this Recipe

  • Switch up the spices. I’ve listed the spices that I love to use on my chicken thighs but go ahead and get creative when making your own spice mix. Leave things out, add things in – as long as it tastes delicious to you, you can’t go wrong!
  • Create a charred look. If you’d like your thighs to have more of a BBQ charred look, you can pop them under the broiler for a minute or two after baking. Make sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t burn!


Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Marinate Chicken Thighs Overnight?

If you want to get ahead in your prep, you can toss the chicken thighs in the seasoning the night before you are planning to serve them and then store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake them.

Can I Use Chicken Breasts Instead of Thighs?

You totally can, but I think chicken thighs are ultimately more flavorful and juicier than chicken breasts.

When using chicken breasts, I suggest lowering the oven temperature and adjusting the cooking time as they have a tendency to dry out.

How Long Should I Bake Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs in the Oven?

Bake them at 425F for 20-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

The best way to see if the chicken is done is to test the temperature with a kitchen thermometer. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the meat without going all the way through. The temperature should read 165F.

How Do I store Cooked Chicken Thighs?

Store leftover cooked chicken thighs in an airtight container inside the refrigerator for to 2-3 days.

What to Serve with Oven Baked Chicken Thighs

There’s no end to delicious side dishes that go great with these chicken thighs. Some of my favorites are:

How to Use Leftover Chicken Thighs

Leftovers!  There are so many ways to use them:

  • Chop them up and add to a salad
  • Make spicy chicken salad sandwiches
  • Add them to cheesy quesadillas
  • Shred them and add them to a bowl of soup
  • Make chicken fried rice
Juicy oven baked chicken thighs after 20 minutes in the oven.

30-min Oven Baked Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs

Love Keil
30-min Oven Baked Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs cooked in super flavorful spice combo.
4.93 from 94 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course EASY, Main Course, Main Dish, Quick &amp, Savory
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 281 kcal




  • Preheat the oven to 425F. In a mixing bowl whisk all of the spices except chicken thighs and oil.
    Oven Baked Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs Recipe - Step one: Combine all spice Ingredients in the bowl.
  • Add chicken thighs to the bowl and coat both sides.
    Oven Baked Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs Recipe - Step two: Coat Chicken Thighs with the spice mixture.
  • Using a cast iron skillet or a baking sheet lined with foil paper, add chicken thighs and pour 1/4 cup of avocado oil or butter over the meat.
    Bake for 20-30 minutes (flipping on the other side once) or until chicken is cooked thru and reads 165F when using thermometer. Serve with Scalloped Potatoes, enjoy!
    Juicy oven baked chicken thighs after 20 minutes in the oven.



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Calories: 281kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 34gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 161mgSodium: 750mgPotassium: 576mgFiber: 2gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 1952IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 4mg
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Juicy oven baked chicken thighs after 20 minutes in the oven.

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  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for the sharing the recipe with us! I made this for dinner tonight and we loved it.
    Super quick and easy. Looking forward to trying more of your recipes!

  2. 5 stars
    I made this last night and it was astounding good flavor!! I only had 4 smaller thighs so I didn’t use the oil, just poured a little melted butter over the top. Served with jasmine rice. Have filed this away in my killer recipe collection!

  3. 5 stars
    This is a keeper 🤤 I was out of thyme so I used marjoram as a substitute- very tasty!

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe never disappoints!! So juicy and flavorful!

  5. 5 stars
    Thank you for sharing! My husband and I halved your recipe…wonderful!

  6. Good recipe. My family all liked it. I agree with a previous post that it is hard to read recipe because of ads blocking your page.

  7. 5 stars
    I love this recipe and yet I get frustrated and annoyed when I come back to your site to make the recipe and I can hardly read it because it is blocked by so many ads, If you want people to come back, you need to tone it down with the ads.

  8. My Husband and I both love this recipe. We have it once a week. The seasonings are spot on. Thank You.

  9. 5 stars
    Made this last night & it was delicious! Nice to have a quick meal prep that is company worthy. I save the print screen of the recipe on my phone, but the BACK button does not work to take me back into the website so I can view more of your recipes.

  10. Leanne leonard

    5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight. It was easy and delicious. I’ll be making this again soon

  11. 5 stars
    Excellent. Easy to make. Husband & I both loved the recipe. Will be making again and again and again.

  12. 5 stars
    My entire family loved the recipe. My son kept asking what seasoning did you use, this is amazing! Thank you for a great dinner option.

  13. 5 stars
    This was a hit. Everyone went back for seconds. I will definitely be making this again.

  14. 5 stars
    This was by far one of the best chicken recipes I have had in awhile. I did forget onion powder and used butter but it was still awesome. My husband said definitely a repeat

  15. 5 stars
    This chicken recipe is amazing! I’ve made it twice now and plan to keep it in a regular rotation.

  16. Is yummy and so much flavor so quckly!! My boyfriend loves it too! Will be in regular rotation.

  17. 5 stars
    Excellent. I cooked in a cast iron skillet almost exactly per recipe (only had about a teaspoon of thyme). Very tasty and easy. The smoked paprika really made it stand out. I will be making this again.

  18. 5 stars
    Made recipe exactly as instructed. Absolutely delicious! Hubby who claims he doesn’t like chicken raved about its delicious flavor. Wrote it down so I don’t forget to make again & again! Thank you for this wonderful easy & delicious recipe!!!

  19. Elaine Foard

    OMG…these chicken thighs are fabulous! My husband was nuts about them! Thank you.

  20. This is my new go-to dinner for chicken. My family loves it and it is so quick and easy.

  21. 5 stars
    Super easy to make. I batch baked a large pack of chicken thighs and they all went – even being asked to ‘keep the recipe’. A lovely quick mid-week supper. Thanks!

  22. 5 stars
    Husband said this is a definite keeper and he’s ready to hop in the car to the grocery for more chicken thighs. 😆🤣 This was delicious. The only think I might change is to use hot paprika instead for some more spice. We like things hot.

    Thanks for the great recipe!

  23. 5 stars
    These are a favorite of our family! We eat over rice with a drizzle of honey which goes really well with this reasoning blend! And some sautéed spicy broccoli on the side!

  24. 4 stars
    They were over powered by the thyme, otherwise very tender and good. I will make again with 1/2 of the thyme called for, maybe less.

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