Oven roasted chicken thighs
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Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs

These oven roasted chicken thighs are crisp on the outside and moist and juicy in the center. They are perfect for an easy weeknight dinner.

These divine oven roasted chicken thighs are delicious baked and you will not need a barbecue. During the winter months when we can’t barbecue these thighs, I bake them in the oven and get the same texture and taste.

Ingredients for Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs

6 ingredients are all it takes to get these delicious oven roasted chicken thighs.

Ingredients for oven grilled chicken thighs

Ingredients List for Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs:

  • 8 boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce (or Mirin)
  • 2 tablespoons Thai style sweet chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dehydrated parsley

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Marinating the Chicken Thighs

The best way to make delicious oven roasted chicken thighs is to marinade them.

  • In a large mixing bowl add 8 chicken thighs.
  • To the bowl, add 2 tablespoons of dark soy sauce, 2 tablespoons Thai Style sweet chili sauce, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, 1 teaspoon of paprika, and 1 teaspoon dehydrated parsley.
  • Using tongs, mix everything well. Ensure that all of the chicken thighs have been properly coated with the sauce. This will mean that each of the thighs will taste the same.
  • Cover the bowl and place it in the fridge for 20 minutes or up to an hour.
Marinated chicken thighs

Baking the Oven Roasted Chicken thighs

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

  • Line a 9×13 inch baking sheet with parchment paper and place a 9×13 inch cookie rack on it.
  • Place the marinated chicken thighs on the cookie rack. Placing the thighs on a cookie rack allows the juices from the chicken to drip on the parchment paper and collect there. This helps prevent the chicken from getting soggy.
Oven roasted chicken thighs on rack
  • Bake the chicken for 20-25 minutes. Each oven is different, so the timing will vary.
  • After about 15 minutes, turn the chicken over once to allow it to cook and crisp evenly on both sides. Turning it over also means that both sides of the chicken thighs will get the markings from the cookie tray and enhance the look as well.
Oven roasted chicken

Serving Suggestions for Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs

  • Let the baked chicken thighs rest for a couple of minutes before serving.
  • Sprinkle with fresh parsley or coriander and enjoy with a side of your choice.
  • Try having them with my side of delicious warm potato salad.
  • With my green salad as a protein.
  • Or in a grilled chicken wrap. There are so many uses for the same chicken thighs.
Oven roasted chicken thighs

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Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs

Course: EntreeCuisine: CanadianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Calories

293

kcal
Baking time

25

minutes
Marinating time

60

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

30

minutes

These oven roasted chicken thighs are crisp on the outside and moist and juicy in the center. They are perfect for an easy weeknight dinner.

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless chicken thighs

  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce (or Mirin)

  • 2 tablespoons Thai style sweet chili sauce

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon dehydrated parsley

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)

Directions

  • In a large bowl, mix all ingredients and set aside. Marinate the chicken thighs for up to 1 hr.
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper and place a cookie rack on the tray. this part is critical so that the chicken thighs do not get soggy. The cookie rack keeps the chicken thighs slightly raised and when the juices ooze out of the chicken the thighs stay dry. This also allows the chicken to get the crispiness that it would if grilled on the barbecue.
  • Place all 8 chicken thighs on the cookie rack.
  • Bake for 25 mins. Turn the thighs once after about 15 minutes or so. This allows both sides to cook evenly.
  • Sprinkle with fresh finely chopped parsley and serve with a warm potato salad or fries or both.

Notes

    Nutrition for oven roasted chicken

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    10 Comments

    1. I made these and they were perfect. Just the right amount of spice and tasted just like they were barbecued.
      Thanks for the recipe.

    2. I made this grilled chicken. It was simple to prepare and amazingly delicious!! My kids (8 years old and 12 years old) loved it. My oven is small and the chicken burned easily so I turned the temperature down for 395 F. The outside was crispy and the inside was very juicy. It was still good cold so I packed it for my son’s lunch the next day. Highly recommend this!

      1. Hello Mari,
        Thank you! I am glad you and your family liked this. Great idea turning the temperature down.
        Deepti

    3. This looks delicious!!!

      1. Thank you Gaya! Let me know how it turns out if you try it.