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Simple Roasted Chicken Thighs

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The simple things in life are sometimes the best things. Today I’m sharing another very simple roasted chicken thighs recipe and it’s simply irresistible. this boned oven-baked chicken is marinated with the best chicken marinade ever, smoked paprika, salt and mixed herbs.

I love to serve this with some rice like this easy spinach rice or simple homemade salad.

If you are trying to stay fit and healthy, white meat like chicken is one of the many options you can choose from for your protein diet. The year is still very young and the trend at the moment is everyone keeping fit and trying to lose the Christmas weight off.

I love to eat chicken but I’ll never eat the skin. However, when I cook one I leave the skin on as one man’s hate is another man’s treasure. Some people crave for the skin; they probably have a very good metabolism.

Back to my oven baked chicken thighs, I marinated the chicken pieces with dried mixed herbs, Olive oil and smoked paprika. I used store-bought mixed herbs and its a fragrant blend pf marjoram, parsley, thyme, basil and sage,

I love smoked paprika and I put it in 80% of what I cook. I could get high on the aroma alone, it is everything.

Ingredients

Boned chicken thighs: you can also use skinless, boneless chicken thighs

Extra virgin olive oil

Red pepper flakes

Cayenne pepper (optional)

Smoked paprika

Mixed herbs

Salt to taste

How to make simple roasted chicken thighs

Preheat oven to 180C/350F

Wash chicken (optional), pat dry and place in a shallow bowl

Mix all dry spices together and rub on the chicken till it is well combined

Add the olive oil to seasoned chicken and mix together

Leave to marinate for an hour or overnight preferably.

Place chicken in a baking tray and put in the oven between 30 to 40 minutes or until the juice from the chicken runs clear.

You can cook chicken according to the timing on the package or for about 40 minutes. Serve roasted chicken thighs with salad and couscous or rice

the internal temperature of a well-cooked chicken would read 165F/75C

Rest the chicken for about 5 minutes before serving, enjoy

More delicious and easy chicken recipes on the blog 

Spicy chicken thighs 

Piri piri chicken

Grilled boneless chicken thighs

Sticky Asian chicken wings

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a plate of baked chicken thighs.
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5 from 2 votes

Simple Roasted Chicken Thighs

Today I’m sharing another very simple roasted chicken thigh recipe and it’s simply irresistible. I love to serve this with some rice, potatoes or salad.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: baked chicken thighs, roasted chicken thighs, simple roasted chicken thighs
Servings: 4
Author: Ajoke

Ingredients

  • 6-8 boned chicken thighs about 1kg/2lb
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flake or use according to preference
  • Cayenne pepper optional
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons mixed herbs
  • 1 teaspoon Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven at 180C/350F (do so about 30 minutes before roasting the chicken as the recipe requires at least an hour of marinating)
    Wash chicken and trim excess fat (optional), pat dry and place in a shallow bowl
  • Mix all dry ingredients together and rub on the chicken till it is well combined
  • Add the olive oil to the chicken and mix together. Leave to marinate for an hour or overnight preferably.
  • Place chicken in a prepared baking tray and roast in the oven 30 to 40 minutes. Or until the juice from the chicken runs clear and skin is crispy.
    take it out of the oven, rest the chicken for about 5 minutes before you serve, enjoy

Notes

Tip
Reduce the marirnade ingredients by half if you would be using 500g (1lb) chicken thighs.

Recipe originally posted in 2015 and now updated with few photos for housekeeping, recipe remained the same, you don’t fix what is not broken.

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3 Comments

  1. Can I use this on whole chicken?

     
    • Hi Sara, yes you can use the recipe for whole chicken, you might want to adjust the spices depending on the size of the chicken. Thanks for stopping by

       
  2. 5 stars
    Hi,

    Absolutely love all your recipes!!!

    Can I do this particular one with a while baby chicken?

     

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