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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!

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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

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30-min Oven Baked Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs cooked in super flavorful spice combo.
4.91 from 76 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course EASY, Main Course, Main Dish, Quick &amp, Savory
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 281 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • 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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Nutrition

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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186 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Made this tonight. Was really good, I drizzled honey on top of the chicken and then the avocado oil. Full of flavor and not dry at all. My husband ate it up, no leftovers here!

  2. Karyn Thomas

    5 stars
    So good! Needed to use the boneless skinless chicken thighs I thawed earlier in the week. I subbed the brown sugar for “golden” monk fruit sweetener to make it keto friendly. This will definitely remain in the rotation.

  3. Rita Myers

    5 stars
    We were getting tired of eating chicken, but I had chicken thighs we had to eat. I found this recipe and it was so good – so much flavor. And most of the ingredients are those that everyone would have in their spice rack.

  4. 5 stars
    Excellent!! When my child eats chicken that’s not fried you know it’s good!

  5. 5 stars
    I made these and the whole family ate! Have you ever done this on the grill? Maybe drizzle the oil, then put on the grill?

  6. Jacqueline

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness. Did not have onion or garlic powder – so switched with old bay and omitted salt. This is so delicious!!! Chopped up the hot chicken and tossed in a green salad. This is my new go-to!

  7. Terry O’Donnell

    5 stars
    Made this tonight. It was absolutely delicious. It was very easy to make and I always have all these ingredients in my pantry. This will be served regularly in our home, for sure. Thank you for sharing. It is a winner recipe.

  8. Terry O’Donnell

    5 stars
    Made this tonight. It was delicious. So easy to make and all the ingredients are ones usually in the pantry. This will be a served regularly in our home, for sure. Thank you for sharing.

  9. 5 stars
    Delicious, tender and juicy! We all loved it! Thanks for sharing!

  10. 5 stars
    I had 15 pieces of thighs so I doubled the recipe and it was the just right amount. Family raved and all gave 5 stars. So easy and really tasty! Thank you, this will go into the rotation.
    P.S. I used olive oil instead of avocado oil or butter. Yes my oven smoked slightly but still so yummy!

  11. This is my second time making these yummy chicken thighs. My husband is a very finicky eater and my expectation was that he wouldn’t like this recipe and I was so surprised when he told me to put this in the “rotation.” Wow! I am so thankful.

  12. 5 stars
    SO good! I used chicken drumsticks instead and they turned out fantastic!! Thank you for the recipe!

  13. Pat Sterling

    5 stars
    Instead of using chili powder, I used a little Creole seasoning. And I substituted olive oil for avocado oil or butter. It was excellent.

  14. Mama Schick

    5 stars
    I’m so impressed with this recipe! I doubled the powder so I have enough for next time – this will be on our regular rotation. My family loved it!

  15. 5 stars
    I made this last week and I’m about to make it again- a HUGE hit with my husband who would normally prefer red meat over chicken any day. He commented how amazing it was and even ate leftovers which is usually hit or miss for him. The consistency of spices was not gritty for us. I had to make a few minor seasoning substitutions but I highly recommend. Thank you for this recipe!

  16. 5 stars
    Its really nice recipe thanks for sharing

  17. Cary McGowen

    It was easy and tender. My husband likes spicy and requested that I leave out the brown sugar next time. Has anyone tried it?

  18. Tippi Denenberg

    Huge big hit with the family. Gave the recipe to several others and it was also a huge hit by them. Would recommend using Trader Joe’s kosher thighs for this.

  19. 5 stars
    I made this for my family over the holidays and it was a huge hit with everyone! My SIL even asked for the recipe to make it again!

  20. Do we cover the chicken?

  21. 3 stars
    Good flavor but wayyy to much. It left like a gritty taste on the outside.

  22. Is it possible to do this with skin-on thighs?

  23. In the oven now! Smells divine!

  24. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner last night – it was so amazing!! My kids have never eaten chicken so fast! Will definitely be making this again!!

  25. 5 stars
    This chicken was a huge hit with my family and I loved how quick and easy it was to get on the table!

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