Sunday, October 30, 2011

Recipe #136: Baked Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs are my new thing- my new cheap, easy, delicious go-to meal.  I've realized lately I LOVE this part of the chicken, (blah on boring old chicken breasts...) and there's so many ways to season them.  This is my base recipe- change the seasonings how you want.  Just so you have an idea how cheap these are- I bought 8 thighs for $5.  Two is good per person as part of a meal.


Chicken thighs (bone in, skin on)
Olive oil (spray works great)
Dried seasonings (here I used thyme, rosemary and sage)


Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a casserole/baking dish.

Melt a half a stick of butter per 4 thighs.  Mix in chosen seasonings.  Lift the skin on the top of the thigh to create a pocket, and spoon some of the buttery seasoning in, then cover with the skin.  Repeat for all and place in the baking dish.  Pour remaining seasoning mix over the thighs, and then spray with olive oil spray (it will help create a crispy skin).

Bake for about 40 minutes.  Near the end, switch to broil and broil about 5 minutes until skin is crispy.

(Note, times may vary depending on how many thighs you're baking.  This time worked for me for 4.)

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