Perfectly roasted chicken thighs

There are a few staple meals that I make on a regular basis and these Perfectly Roasted Chicken Thighs are one of them. These chicken thighs are so simple to make: brush with olive oil, sprinkle with herbs and roast in the oven, it couldn’t be easier. When they’re all done, they come out with a crackly, crunchy skin (my favourite part!) and make the perfect protein for a weeknight dinner.

I’ve realized that a delicious meal is as much about the flavours as it is about how it is cooked. I’ve tried cooking chicken¬†pretty much every way possible; I’ve poached chicken, baked chicken, slow-cooked chicken, grilled chicken, (I’ve even fried chicken)¬†but this method of roasting is hands down my favourite. It’s especially comforting during the cooler months and I think it’s the best way to really highlight the flavour.

perfectly roasted chicken thighs

This recipe is definitely one of my favourites and my family absolutely loves it! We hardly ever have any leftovers because we eat them all – I recommend doubling this recipe if you want extra.

Perfectly Roasted Chicken Thighs
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Crispy and flavourful these simple chicken thighs will be a weeknight staple.
Serves: 8-10 chicken thighs
  • 8-10 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  1. Preheat the oven to 475.
  2. Brush both sides of chicken with olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of chicken evenly with spices and herbs.
  4. Roast, skin side down, for 18 minutes.
  5. Flip chicken over and roast for another 20 minutes.

Before you know it, these Perfectly Roasted Chicken Thighs will be making a regular appearance on your weekly rotation.

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