Recipe for Easy Baked Chicken Thighs. Baked juicy and tender chicken thighs that will become a regular in your kitchen. Such a wonderful recipe that has a prep time of like 10 minutes.
Easy Baked Chicken Recipe
I am a huge fan of easy chicken recipes. Having a large family, that’s almost a MUST! Chicken is an easy protein to work with. It’s so versatile when marinating and there’s not too much that can go wrong!
Chicken thighs are my favorite cut of chicken to bake in the oven. If marinated correctly, they come out so juicy and tender. This recipe is probably my favorite way to bake thighs. Marinating is so easy and quick, like 10-minutes total and most all the ingredients are on hand.
Can I stip the marinade time?
Marinading the chicken 3-4 hours is preferred, but NOT necessary. These easy chicken thighs will taste just as wonderful if you prepare them and cook them immediately. They just won’t be as tender.
Can I prepare Oven Chicken Thigh in advance?
Yes, this is the perfect recipe to prepare in advance! You can marinade the chicken the day before in the mayo garlic marinade.
Once chicken marinades, I season and place the chicken in the casserole dish I will be using in the morning. Then, all I have to do is just bake the chicken thighs for dinner. So easy and eliminates extra prep work, that’s extra time you can be spending time with your loved ones. Winner!
Can I taste the mayo?
You will not be able to taste the mayo once the chicken is baked. It is used as a tenderizer and once the seasoning is added and chicken is baked, you’d never know there was mayo involved! 🙂
HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN THIGHS RECIPE?.
In a bowl combine mayo, olive oil and minced garlic. Add chicken thighs and coat with mayo mixture.
Prepare the seasoning. In a separate combine the salt, pepper, chili pepper and paprika. Season boat sides of chicken with the seasoning. Add chicken thighs to baking dish. Cover with foil. Set aside to marinate at least 3 – 4 hours in the refrigerator.
How long should I bake chicken thighs in the oven?
Bake boneless, skinless chicken thighs about 45 minutes at 375°F. Remove foil and broil for 8-10 minutes, until tops of thighs are crispy.
Keep in mind, the size of the thighs and different ovens may slightly affect the baking of the chicken thighs. It is best to test the readiness of the thighs with a cooking thermometer. Cooked chicken should read 165°F internal temperature. (Check the thickest part of a chicken in the center of it. :)..)
Can I use the leftover for other recipes?
The leftover tender thighs work great as in recipes that cooked meat is required. So juicy. You can also cover and reheat this dish if desired.
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Few other one-pan meals you might enjoy:
Salmon Shrimp and Asparagus- Great one pan dish for baked salmon with shrimp and asparagus.
Potato and Chicken Casserole- Potatoes with chicken in a creamy sauce, baked as a casserole. So easy!
Easy Potatoes and Meat Casserole- Classic Russian casserole for meat and potatoes.
One Pan Chicken and Vegetable- Chicken thighs with vegetable baked as a one-pan meal!
Baked juicy and tender chicken thighs recipe that will become a regular in your kitchen. Such a basic recipe but oh so good with a quick 10-minute prep time.
- 3 lbs chicken thighs (boneless & skinless)
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp paprika
In a bowl, combine mayo, olive oil and minced garlic. Add chicken thighs and coat with mayo mixture.
Prepare the seasoning. In a separate combine the salt, pepper, chili powder and paprika.
Season boat sides of chicken with the seasoning. Add chicken thighs to a baking dish. Cover with foil. Set aside to marinade at least 3 – 4 hours.
Bake about 45 minutes at 375°F. Remove foil and broil for 8-10 minutes, until tops of thighs are crispy.