Easy & Savory Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe

With crispy golden-brown skin and a heavenly aroma, our easy chicken thighs recipe will only take about 10 minutes to prepare before you pop them in the oven.

Updated January 2, 2024
Dish of baked chicken thighs

Chicken is our usual go-to for easy dinners because we know it's a family favorite. Season and bake it, and you'll have dinner on the table in just one hour. Does it really get better than that? We didn't think so. 

Here's a juicy baked chicken thigh recipe to satisfy the entire family. 

Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe 

This recipe is packed with flavor, and it doesn't take a ton of prep time. The only thing that takes much time is peeling the shallots — but you can speed that up, too. To soften the skins on the shallots so they slide right off, put the shallots in a heat-safe bowl and pour boiling water over them. Allow to sit for five to 10 minutes, then drain and peel. 


  • 10 shallots, peeled and quartered lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt (plus additional for the chicken)
  • 6 whole chicken thighs
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 10 fresh thyme sprigs


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  2. In a small bowl, toss the shallots with the olive oil and the ½ teaspoon of sea salt. Arrange them in a large baking pan.
  3. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  4. Put the seasoned thighs over the top of the shallots, skin side up.
  5. Spread the thyme sprigs over the top of the chicken.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the juices run clear and the internal temperature reaches 165°F, about an hour.
Quick Tip

If you like really crispy skin, brown the chicken thighs, skin-side down, on the stove-top on medium-high in a large skillet with two tablespoons of olive oil before transferring to the baking pan, skin-side up. Browning should take 5 to 7 minutes.

Veggie & Starch Sides 

Every chicken dish needs a starchy side and some veggies to go with it. Here are some suggestions that will complete your baked chicken dinner. 

Turn Yesterday's Leftovers Into a New Dish 

Don't let yesterday's chicken thighs go to waste. Quickly turn them into a new tasty dish. 

Make Juicy Chicken Thighs Your Go-to Dinner 

Experimenting with different spices gives your baked chicken thighs a new flavorful twist. This easy recipe lets the oven do all the work so you can focus on what matters the most, like spending time with loved ones. 

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Easy & Savory Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe