I love cooking with chicken thighs! They’re so easy to make, always turn out delicious, and it’s hard to overcook them, unlike chicken breasts. I like mine with the bone in, and skin on. It’s all about the rustic meals! I made this on a weeknight, when there was nothing to eat and I was starving. I had hardly any groceries, but remembered some frozen chicken thighs in my freezer, and I also knew that I had some lettuce in my fridge. I was able to put together this meal within 40min out of practically nothing! Make this tonight!! Doooo it.
- Chicken thighs, skin-on, and bone-in preferably
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Salt and pepper
- Olive oil
Okay, so baked chicken thighs are super easy, it feels almost silly posting the recipe, but I suppose the secret is in the ingredients!! Take your chicken thighs, lay them out in a casserole, season with salt and pepper. Rub generously with chopped garlic! Then sprinkle the paprika, cayenne, thyme, basil, garlic and onion powder over the thighs. Drizzle olive oil over the whole thing. Bake in a preheated oven at 400F for about 30-40min. I added some slices of onions in the casserole too for good measure. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of the chicken pieces, but you can always use a meat thermometer to make sure it’s done (meat should reach 180F). When they’re cooked, remove from the casserole, and pour all the juices into a small saucepan. Thicken with some flour or cornstarch to make a nice gravy. You can add a splash of wine too. Serve with a side of salad! Since I had no groceries, I made mine simple with just a flavourful caesar dressing and romaine lettuce. That’s it!! Easy peasy weekday dinner!