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CRISPY BAKED CHICKEN THIGHS-THE SOUTHERN LADY COOKS


This simple recipe for baked chicken thighs is one you will make over and over. Super versatile and delicious.

Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs

If you are a fan of easy chicken recipes, you will also love our French Onion Chicken Thighs. It’s one of our most popular recipes and has wonderful reviews.

❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE

This is a simple recipe, perfect for busy nights. The spices really bring out a great flavor and the thighs are so tender they fall off the bone! My family loves this recipe and it goes great with so many side dishes. You could also add these spices to chicken breasts too.

🍴KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Bone-in chicken thighs
  • Onion salt
  • Garlic salt
  • Chili pepper
  • Cumin
  • Black pepper
  • Paprika

SWAPS

You can switch out the spices and we often use smoked paprika! It’s one of our favorite spices. You can also use chicken legs, breasts or even use theses spices on a turkey breast. Great combination.

🍽️HOW TO MAKE

These crispy baked chicken thighs are so easy and takes no prep, which is always a plus with any recipe!

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.

Step 2
Add all spices to a small container with a lid and shake until thoroughly mixed together. Sprinkle mixture over chicken thighs.

Step 3
Bake until thighs are crispy, it took about 1 hour. You can always test it with a thermometer inserted near the bone, it should read 165 degrees.

Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs

⭐TIP

Let the chicken thighs rest at least 5 minutes after removing them from the oven to keep them nice and juicy.

SERVE THIS WITH

As the photo shows, we made our Bow-Tie Pasta Salad to serve with these delicious chicken thighs.

  • Amish Pasta Salad – This is our most popular pasta salad for a reason! If you haven’t tried it, you definitely need to!
  • Cowboy Caviar Pasta Salad – If you are a fan of the dip cowboy caviar you will love the taste of this delicious salad.
  • Macaroni Coleslaw Salad – This salad is amazing, it combines coleslaw and macaroni and it’s always a hit!
  • Bacon Ranch Chopped Salad – This salad has so many wonderful ingredients and would be great with these chicken thighs.

Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs

Anne Walkup

These Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs are so easy to make, only a few ingredients and are delicious! Great for a busy night and wonderful with a pasta salad.

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 1 hour

Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Course Main Course

Cuisine American

  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.

  • Add all spices to a small container with a lid and shake until thoroughly mixed together. Sprinkle mixture over chicken thighs.

  • Bake until thighs are crispy, it took about 1 hour. You can always test it with a thermometer inserted near the bone, it should read 165 degrees.

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