Simple Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs

These simple Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs are juicy, delicious, and so easy to make. You will have dinner ready in no time with a flavorful main dish that your entire family will enjoy! It doesn't get better than that.

simple oven roasted chicken thighs

These Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs are so easy to make and they take no time at all. They come out juicy and so incredibly flavorful. Kid-friendly and family-approved, these are certain to be a hit in your home!

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The Perfect Busy Weeknight Dinner

In my ongoing search for easy weeknight dinners, I came up with these oven-roasted chicken thighs. This recipe is for boneless, skinless chicken thighs, making it very kid-friendly and quick to prepare and cook.

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You will simply coat the chicken thighs with a little olive oil and then sprinkle the delicious seasoning combination on both sides. Roasting the chicken in the oven takes no time at all and you’ll have a delicious, juicy meal your family will love.

How Long Do I Roast Boneless Chicken Thighs?

Since we are using boneless, skinless chicken thighs you only need to bake them for about 12-14 minutes. You will bake the chicken thighs at 425° F.

Before removing them from the oven, always make sure to check the internal temperature of the thickest part of the thickest thigh. Once it reaches 165° F, the thighs are ready to be taken out of the oven. I always use my meat thermometer to make sure the thighs have reached a safe temperature.

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I like to line my sheet pan with aluminum foil and spray the foil with some non-stick cooking spray. This makes clean-up a breeze. Anything to make things easier!

What Can I Eat With Roasted Chicken Thighs?

These delicious Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs can pair well with so many easy sides! We recently ate them with some mashed potatoes and the kids devoured their plates. If you’re eating low-carb, then you may enjoy the chicken thighs with this delicious Loaded Mashed Cauliflower Casserole.

oven roasted chicken thighs recipe

I usually have rice on hand so that’s always a great side dish for these chicken thighs. You can have white jasmine rice or even brown rice with them. Both delicious choices!

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If you have an Instant Pot and you need more ideas for some delicious sides, check out my posts for Easy and Delicious Instant Pot Side Dishes. There are lots of choices to pick from and they would all work perfectly with these chicken thighs.

simple oven roasted chicken thighs

Whatever you decide to pair this juicy chicken with, I know you will have a quick and delicious meal that will be ready in no time!

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Let me know in the comments when you try these delicious and simple Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs. I know you will love them!

Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs


4.12 from 526 votes
Cooking Method(s)
  • Roasting
Oven Temp425°
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Total Time
17 minutes
Recipe by: Valerie Cooper
These are the most amazing oven-roasted chicken thighs! This quick and simple roasted chicken thigh recipe will give you chicken that’s perfectly seasoned and so tasty, tender and juicy. The whole family will love this easy main dish.
simple oven roasted chicken thighs

Essential Equipment

  • stackable measuring cups



  • Preheat oven to 425° F
  • Line the bottom of a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, mix the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • Add the olive oil to a medium-sized mixing bowl, pat the chicken thighs dry and then add them to the bowl and toss in the oil until they are fully coated.
  • Lay the thighs out evenly on the baking sheet, bottom side up, and sprinkle about a third of the seasoning mix evenly over the bottoms of the thighs. Flip the thighs over and sprinkle the remaining seasoning over the tops of the thighs. Gently rub the seasoning into the thighs.
  • Roast on the bottom third rack of the oven for 12 to 14 minutes or until the thickest part of the thighs have reached an internal temperature of 165°.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the chicken to rest for 8 to 10 minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 785mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 383IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg
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116 thoughts on “Simple Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs”

    1. Hi! In the middle/bottom of the post, before the printable recipe, there’s a section called “What Can I Eat with Roasted Chicken Thighs?” There I give you several ideas with links for delicious sides to enjoy with the chicken! Happy cooking!

        1. Hi Jennifer! It can take anywhere between 12-20 min for boneless breasts. I suggest using a thermometer to make sure to cook it just right so the thermometer reads 165 degrees. Hope this helps!

  1. Hello, I made these last night and they were a delicious new treat for thighs. Juicy and seasoned just right. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I was looking for a recipe for chicken in the oven, I found it! I was afraid it would be dry, but nope! A simple little recipe for the week night meal. Thank You

  3. I cooked your roasted chicken recipe today and the timing, which you said 12 to 14 minutes is not correct. I turned the chicken at 14 minutes and they were in no way near done. I cooked the chicken for 14 minutes per side and they still were not done. I let it go another 15 minutes after turning the chicken and they were done at 165 F.

    1. Hi John! Unfortunately, ovens can vary and that’s why this timing works for most people that try the recipe, but there will be a few that it may not work for. This is why I always insist on checking for doneness with a thermometer. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Made this easy and tasty recipe. Was very good. Will make again. Glad I found it. A couple side dishes and you have a complete meal.

  5. This is my go-to recipe for chicken. It’s also my favorite seasoning blend. About once a month I mix up a triple batch, pour it into an empty spice charge, and enjoy deliciously seasoned chicken for the next few weeks. Thank you for a great recipe!

  6. Your photos are kind of deceiving because it looks like the thighs still have the skin on them. Otherwise, this recipe was pretty good. I’ll definitely make it again. Maybe try it with the skin on. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Isabel! Not sure what to tell you, that’s what they looked like when they came out of the oven. What you see is the seasoning crisped up. I am glad you liked the recipe and I bet it would be delicious with skin on! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting.

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