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Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs

An easy recipe for crispy baked chicken thighs. Crispy skin, juicy meat and flavorful spices combine to create chicken perfection!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting time 5 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 338kcal
Author Vered DeLeeuw


  • Olive oil spray
  • 8 medium chicken thighs, bone in, skin on
  • 1 teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and fit it with a wire rack. Spray the wire rack with olive oil.
  • Arrange the chicken thighs in a single layer on the wire rack. Untuck the skin from underneath each thigh and spread it on the rack, to make crispy skin. It's best if the thighs do not touch each other, so if you need to, use two baking sheets.
  • Generously spray the tops of the chicken thighs with olive oil. Sprinkle with the seasonings. Lightly spray again, then bake until skin is dark and crisp and an instant read thermometer reads 165 degrees F, 45-50 minutes. 
  • Allow the crispy baked chicken thighs to rest 5 minutes on the rack before serving.


Serving: 2chicken thighs | Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 784mg