Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Thighs

This simple Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Thigh recipe is full of incredible flavor in every bite. With a combination of tender chicken, garlic, paprika and Italian seasoning, this recipe is sure to become a favorite.



  1. Remove chicken thighs from the packaging to a plate. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels to remove any moisture. Place in the refrigerator, uncovered for several hours to continue drying.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a large baking pan.
  3. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and place on the prepared pan. Drizzle chicken with olive il, rubbing the chicken with oil to coat.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, black pepper and cayenne.
  5. Evenly sprinkle the spice mix over the chicken.
  6. Bake on center rack of preheated oven for 35 – 45 minutes until golden brown and internal temperature reads at least 165 degrees on a meat thermometer.
  7. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.