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Baking Chicken Thighs

Baking (or roasting) chicken thighs is my number one favorite way to prepare one of my number one cuts of chicken. The meat is almost always perfectly tender and moist, even if you leave it in the oven for extra time because of this, that, or the other. Sometimes even better. They reheat beautifully as well, the skin often getting even crisper with a second baking.

Roasted Chicken Thighs

You can keep them plain and simple, with a light rub of olive oil and some salt and pepper. You can season them over the skin, under the skin, or both. You can stuff some good things under the skin. Bone-in, bone, out, pretty much always skin on (but not always). Chicken thighs are the most excellent dinner to make on any weeknight, and leftovers shredded can be repurposed into all kinds of other delicious things.

6 Baked Chicken Thigh Recipes

Here are 6 baked or roasted chicken thigh recipes to keep the dinner wheels turning.

Roasted Chicken Thighs

Baked Chicken Thighs

The easiest roasted chicken thigh recipe — hard to imagine a better (and more economical!) weeknight meal.

Greek Roasted Chicken Thighs / Cheyenne Cohen / Katie Workman /

Greek Roasted Chicken Thighs

The simple flavors of lemon and oregano turn ordinary chicken thighs into a perfect weeknight dinner.

Thai Chicken Thighs with Thai Cucumber Salad / Photo by Mia / Katie Workman /

Thai Chicken Thighs

Lemongrass, fish sauce, ginger, garlic, chili garlic sauce, and you’ve got flavor to spare.

Orzo and Lemon Rosemary Chicken on a plate.

Lemon Rosemary Chicken Thighs

Rosemary and lemon are excellent partners for these chicken thighs which cook up extra crispy, like a cross between fried and roasted chicken.

Creamed Spinach Stuffed Chicken Thighs / Photo by Cheyenne Cohen / Katie Workman /

Creamed Spinach Stuffed Chicken Thighs

One favorite food stuffed into another (just yum).

Two Chicken Thighs Stuffed With Mushrooms on a plate with noodles and salad.

Chicken Thighs Stuffed With Mushrooms

Between the crackling roasted skin and the juicy thigh meat is a savory, creamy cheese and mushroom stuffing.

What to Serve with Chicken Thighs:

Here are 10 simple sides to go with those chicken recipes!

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