A mouth-watering Baked Boneless Chicken Thighs recipe you will make on repeat! Boneless and skinless chicken thighs in a flavorful seasoning then baked until crispy on the outside yet tender and juicy on the inside.

Tender baked boneless chicken thighs topped with fresh greens.

BAKED BONELESS CHICKEN THIGHS-

There are so many different methods for cooking chicken thighs. This recipe for baked boneless chicken thighs is going to become a family favorite. The prep time is minimal and the ingredients for the thighs are most likely already in your pantry.

Baked chicken thigh recipe in a glass casserole dish.

INGREDIENTS-

Whenever you want an easy dinner even pickier eaters will enjoy it, you have to try these thighs! The flavors are so neutral and go great with just about any side.

  • Chicken– We used skinless and boneless chicken thighs.
  • Oil– Acts as a tenderizer.
  • Garlic– Gives the chicken flavor.
  • Salt and Pepper– Classic seasoning.
  • Italian seasoning– Adds the herb taste.
  • Paprika– Gives you a hint of sweet pepper flavor.

How to Make Baked Boneless Chicken Thighs-

The chicken may be mixed and left to marinate in a plastic bag or a large bowl.

  1. Trim chicken– Trim off any excess fat and pat chicken dry.
  2. Make seasoning– In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and paprika.
  3. Make rub– In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil and garlic.
  4. Season chicken– Season the chicken on all sides.
  5. Marinate– Allow the chicken to marinate at least 2 hours (up to overnight).
  6. Bake– Transfer to a baking dish and bake until chicken is crispy and cooked through.

SUBSTITUTIONS-

Yes, you can easily substitute chicken thighs for:

  • CHICKEN BREAST- Beat chicken breast until even in thickness. Cover in the oil mixture then season. Bake in a preheated oven to 350°F for 25-35 minutes.
  • BONE-IN THIGHS-The only thing you’ll do differently with bone-in and skin-on thighs is bake about 10 minutes longer.
Seasoned boneless chicken thighs laid out in a baking dish ready to bake.

SERVE WITH-

Chicken thighs are a great protein and pair with so many different sides and mashed potatoes have to be a favorite for me. Here are great serving ideas:

HOW TO STORE-

Chicken thighs are wonderful to use as meal prep and to freeze for future recipes.

  • STORE– Keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
  • FREEZE– You can freeze the chicken thighs in a freezer bag for 2-3 months.
  • REHEAT– Reheat in the oven covered with foil until reheated, or in a skillet covered with a lid over medium/low heat.
Oven baked chicken thighs in a casserole dish.

MORE CHICKEN RECIPES-

Baked Boneless Chicken Thighs Recipe

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A mouth-watering Baked Boneless Chicken Thigh recipe you will make on repeat! Boneless and skinless chicken thighs in a flavorful seasoning then baked until crispy on the outside yet tender and juicy on the inside.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
marinate: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine olive oil and minced garlic. Layout chicken thighs and coat with oil mixture (on both sides).
  • In a bowl, combine the salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and paprika.
  • Season both sides of chicken with the seasoning and cover bowl. Set aside to marinate at least 2 hours (*see note).
  • Transfer chicken thighs to a 9"x13" baking dish. Bake covered 45 minutes at 400°F for 35-45 minutes, until internal reading is 165°F. (For extra crispy chicken, broil for few minutes before removing from oven.)
  • Enjoy, friends.

Notes

Note: Marinading at least 2 hours will yield best results. If you don’t have two hours, still bake the chicken it will still be great.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 336kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 43gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 215mgSodium: 977mgPotassium: 568mgVitamin A: 195IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 2.1mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)