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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


  • 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


  • 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


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