crispy oven baked chicken thigh on white platter with parsley

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.
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Chilling 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 320kcal
Author Christine Mello


  • 3 pounds chicken thighs skin-on, bone-in (6 - 8 thighs)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 cup fresh snipped parsley for garnish optional


  • 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.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a large, rimmed baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, black pepper and cayenne.
  • Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and place on the prepared pan. Drizzle chicken with olive il, rubbing the chicken with oil to coat. Evenly sprinkle the spice mix over the chicken.
  • Bake on center rack of oven for 35 - 45 minutes until golden brown and internal temperature reads at least 165°F on a meat thermometer. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.02g | Protein: 44.04g | Fat: 14.09g | Saturated Fat: 3.01g | Cholesterol: 215.46mg | Sodium: 591.05mg | Potassium: 590.15mg | Fiber: 0.63g | Sugar: 0.14g | Vitamin A: 247.29IU | Vitamin C: 0.16mg | Calcium: 33.62mg | Iron: 2.19mg