Baked Chicken Thighs

  • 4 chicken thighs -- bone in, skin on
  • Your favorite seasoning blend

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Rinse the chicken thighs in water and pat dry with paper towels, as needed. Cover the bottom of a baking sheet or roasting pan with a nonstick baking mat or coat the pan with nonstick spray. Generously sprinkle both sides of the chicken pieces with your chosen seasoning blend. Arrange the pieces skin-side up in the baking or roasting pan.

Bake for 30 minutes at 400°F. Then lower the heat to 350°F and cook for another 30 minutes more until the juices run clear (not pink) when poked with a sharp knife or the internal temperature of the chicken is 170°.

Remove the baking or roasting pan from the oven. Place the chicken thighs on a serving plate. Tent with aluminum foil and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

  • Yields: 3-4 servings
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes plus 1 hour baking