Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs

Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs

30-Minute Chicken Thighs

Paleo, Gluten Free, Minimal Ingredients, Allergy Friendly

Hi, Mama! Nothing gets me more excited than dinner prepped and ready in 30-minutes. Well, besides the words “free alcohol.” Hey! Don’t judge; I saw your eyes light up at the thought of a cold adult beverage… or two.

Let me help you enjoy extra time this evening with this 30-minute recipe; Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs. Aka The BEST DAMN Chicken Thighs.

(I’m a total thigh gal) Don’t tell my husband.


How to bake chicken thighs

Yes, you can totally cook chicken wrong.

Growing up I thought all chicken was just naturally dry and bland, come to realize, my mom’s cooking just sucked. (Whatever you do, stay away from her meatloaf, you may not survive! Instead, make this Mom Eats Paleo Simple Paleo Meatloaf.

There are so many different ways to cook chicken thighs; fried, braised, roasted, grilled, in the slow cooker, stewed, and my favorite; baked.

No matter the cut or size there is only one rule that applies to all chicken when it comes to baking. If you are looking for a juicy inside and crispy outer skin you’ve come to the right place. So, what’s the secret?

Cook high, bake fast.

What does that mean? Chicken cooks best at a high temperature at a short baking time.

Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs

This is a recipe you’ll be coming back to again and again, unlike my mother’s meatloaf.

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Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs

What’s great about chicken is it goes with just about anything. Make these Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs with your favorite side dish from Mom Eats Paleo or roast up some vegetables while your chicken is cooking.

See recipe below for exclusive tips, tricks, and modifications.

Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs Paleo

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Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs Paleo
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Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs

Keyword chicken, crispy, paleo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 247 kcal



  1. Preheat oven to 425.

  2. Line an edged baking sheet with tin foil or parchment paper. Place an oven safe rack on it and top with chicken thighs skin side up.

  3. Brush skin with extra virgin olive oil.

  4. In a small bowl combine your spices and stir until evenly combined.

  5. Sprinkle on top of chicken until well coated.

  6. Baked for 30-35 minutes or until your thighs reach a temperature of 175F.

Recipe Notes

  • My favorite cooking thermometer: Taylor Waterproof Thermometer
  • Make your favorite side dish to go along with your Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs
  • Use leftover chicken to make chicken salad, top over a cold salad, use in a soup, make chicken tacos, or just eat the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving (1 thigh)
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 87mg 4%
Potassium 231mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 1.8%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 4.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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