Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Thighs

  • Author: Christine
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


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.



  • 3 pounds chicken thighs, skin-on, bone-in (68 thighs)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 cup fresh snipped parsley for garnish (optional)
  • large baking sheet
  • measuring spoons
  • instant read meat thermometer


  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.