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Baked Chicken Thighs

Baked Chicken Thighs 

these are deliciously seasoned and have a crisp skin and juicy interior. An easy method that finishes with perfectly tasty results every time!


8 large bone-in skin-on chicken thighs (about 3.5 – 4 lbs)
1/4 cup olive oil
Zest of 1 large lemon (1 Tbsp), remainder of lemon cut into wedges for serving
5 garlic cloves minced, or 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
4 tsp Italian seasoning, store-bought or homemade, see notes
2 tsp paprika
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


Position oven rack one level above center. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line a rimmed 18 by 13-inch baking sheet with aluminum foil and top with an oven safe wire cooling rack (I like THIS ONE). Spray cooling rack with non-stick cooking spray.
In an extra large mixing bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon zest, garlic, Italian seasoning and paprika.
Dab chicken thighs well dry with paper towels and add chicken thighs to bowl with oil mixture. Toss well to evenly coat with mixture.
Transfer thighs to rack on baking sheet turning skin side down. Season with salt and pepper then turn skin side up and season with salt and pepper. Leave space between thighs so heat can circulate evenly.
Bake in preheated oven until skin is browned and thighs register 175 degrees in thickest portion, about 35 – 45 minutes. If desired broil* during last minute or two for crispier skin (keep a close eye on it).
Serve warm** with lemon wedges for spritzing. If desired you can garnish with a 1 Tbsp chopped parsley.
*If you opt to broil you may want to drain fat from baking sheet before broiling to reduce smoking.
*After broiling I like to brush away browned garlic pieces from the top as these can be bitter. They season the chicken while baking but once browned the flavor isn’t the same.
Homemade Italian Seasoning, mix:
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp marjoram
1/2 tsp rosemary


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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?