Love this easy baked chicken thighs recipe that is so full of flavor. The combination of garlic with Italian seasoning and paprika work so well when combine. The recipe will become a staple in your home.

Baked Tender Chicken Thighs Recipe

I am blown away by the awesome response to one of our newer recipes, the Easy Baked Thighs Recipe. It has become one of the most popular recipes on our blog, and for a good reason. It is a phenomenal recipe. The prep time is like 10 minutes (that even includes covering the dish with foil), how simpler can a recipe be? We really enjoy baked chicken and so this is another recipe I am sharing with you that we really enjoy. The inspiration came from my niece, Victoria. She is young but is wonderful in the kitchen. I stopped by their home not too long ago and she had just made chicken thighs and they were so good. I couldn’t believe the key ingredient was Italian seasoning. I was hooked.

Baked Tender Chicken Thighs

I was pretty excited to come home and recreate a similar recipe with Italian seasoning as the key ingredients. I made it for our family and it was a huge hit for kids and adults alike.  We’ve been having the recipe on a regular basis now. I think what really stands out about this recipe is the simplicity of it. I mean the prep time is like 5 minutes, okay 10 if you are like me and have a house full of children that easily distract you (not that our “Angelic” children would be calling mama nonstop, absolutely not.. but you do know what I am talking about?).

*For best results, season the chicken thighs, cover tightly and refrigerate for at least two hours. This way the seasoning penetrates deep into the chicken. However, on some days, I don’t have two hours, baking the chicken immediately is fine as well, just maybe not as full in flavor. For those of you that like to prep dinner in the morning, this is a great recipe. Marinade the chicken, cover tightly and just pop in the oven when you are going to have dinner. So easy. All you have to worry about is a side of mashed potatoes with a salad and of course some homemade bread (like this amazing bread machine bread).

Oven Baked Tender Chicken Thighs Recipe

Ingredients-

3 pounds chicken thighs, skinless & boneless

3 Tbsp oil (Olive oil or Canola oil)

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 tsp salt

¼ tsp ground pepper

1 ½ tsp Italian seasoning

¾ tsp Paprika powder

Directions-

In a bowl, combine olive oil and minced garlic. Layout chicken thighs on cutting board or countertop and coat with oil mixture (on both sides).

Prepare the seasoning: In a bowl, combine the salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and paprika.

Season boat sides of chicken with the seasoning. Transfer chicken thighs to a baking dish. Cover with foil. Set aside to marinate at least 2 hours (*or see note).

Prepare seasoning, coat chicken with seasoning.

Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil and broil for 8-10 minutes (at same temp), until tops of thighs are crispy.

Enjoy, friends.

Oven Baked Tender Chicken Thighs

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Baked Tender Chicken Thighs Recipe
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Baked Tender Chicken Thighs
Prep Time
2 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 5 mins
 

Easy, juicy and tender oven baked chicken thighs recipe. Prep time is like 10 minutes! So easy.

Servings: 6 - 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds chicken thighs skinless & boneless
  • 3 Tbsp oil Olive oil or Canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ¾ tsp Paprika powder
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine olive oil and minced garlic. Layout chicken thighs on cutting board or countertop and coat with oil mixture (on both sides).
  2. Prepare the seasoning: In a bowl, combine the salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and paprika.
  3. Season boat sides of chicken with the seasoning. Transfer chicken thighs to a baking dish. Cover with foil. Set aside to marinate at least 2 hours (*or see note).
  4. Bake 45 minutes at 375°F. Remove foil and broil for 8-10 minutes (at same temp), until tops of thighs are crispy.

  5. Enjoy, friends.

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