Crispy Baked Paleo Chicken Thighs
**UPDATED** Paleo, Gluten-Free, Minimal Ingredients, Allergy-Free, Easy
Savor the flavors of the aromatic spices in each comforting bite of these crispy baked Paleo chicken thighs and pair with your favorite Mom Eats Paleo side.
Let me help you enjoy a little extra time tonight with this 30-minute chicken dish! Nothing gets me more excited than dinner prepared, cooked, and ready in 30-minutes. Well, besides the words “alone time” and “free alcohol.”
While your chicken is getting crispy in the oven, make one of my favorite Paleo side dishes to go along with it! This chicken not only makes an excellent (and quick) weeknight meal, but it also provides an easy to execute meal for those just starting out on the Paleo diet.
You’ll want to read this blog post in its entirety for more helpful tips and tricks you’d typically by-pass. Or, if you are feeling lucky, jump to the recipe below and get started!
Either way, I’d love to hear how your crispy chicken turned out, so please leave a comment and share it with your friends and family.
How to Make Crispy Baked Paleo Chicken Thighs
2. Rinse and dry the chicken and place skin side up in a single layer onto the prepared wire rack.
3. Spray the skin with avocado oil spray (or brush with olive oil).
4. In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, onion powder, ground paprika, dried thyme, dried oregano, sea salt, and black pepper.
5. Sprinkle the seasoning mix over the chicken skin generously.
6. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until the thighs have a crispy outer layer and an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
Tips: Make your favorite Mom Eats Paleo side dish to go along with your chicken thighs.
How to Store Crispy Baked Paleo Chicken Thighs
Chicken can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. When ready to eat, reheat in a 325 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until warm to the touch to keep the outer skin crisp and insides moist.
Use leftover chicken to make chicken salad, top over a cold salad, use in a soup, or make a chicken pot pie!
Essential Equipment for Making Crispy Baked Paleo Chicken Thighs
Baking Sheet – I love my baking sheets, there is plenty of room and they are easy to clean. (Especially when topped with parchment paper).
Wire Rack – Using a wire rack ensures the chicken doesn’t cook in their juices, making them less crispy. (No worries – your chicken with be moist and juicy on the inside)!
More Paleo Chicken Dishes
Chicken Curry – Enjoy all the traditional curry flavors in this Paleo dish full of nutrient-dense ingredients and aromatic notes.
Chicken Enchiladas – These easy to assemble Paleo enchiladas are full of chicken and spice!
Bacon & Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breasts – You’ll never eat chicken the same ever again after you make this recipe!
Basic Staples for Making Crispy Baked Paleo Chicken Thighs
Chicken Thighs – For most of us hunting down or raising our own chicken is out of the question, so the next best option is purchasing locally pastured raised chickens. You can typically find pastured raised chickens at farmer’s markets, co-ops, local farms, and butchers. For this recipe, I use skin-on and bone-in chicken thighs for flavor and moisture.
Avocado Oil Spray – I love using avocado oil when cooking at high temperatures because of its high smoke point.
Spices – The spices below provide a delicious and aromatic flavor while giving these thighs a crispy outer layer we all love.
Crispy Baked Paleo Chicken Thighs
- Baking Sheet
- Wire Rack
- Rinse and dry the chicken and place skin side up in a single layer onto the prepared wire rack.
- Spray the skin with avocado oil spray or brush with olive oil.
- In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, onion powder, ground paprika, dried thyme, dried oregano, sea salt, and black pepper.
- Sprinkle the seasoning mix over the chicken skin generously.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until the thighs have a crispy outer layer and an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
Nutritional facts aren’t always factual – please use these as a reference only. Speak to a nutritionist about your recommended daily values and for more accurate information.