How to Bake Chicken Thighs and For How Long

Find out how to bake chicken thighs that are bone-in and skin-on and for how long to come out juicy and tender.

It makes an easy dinner meal, and you can even freeze some for later.


Chicken thighs Olive oil Seasoning Salt Pepper Honey Lemon Parsley

Let's Make Bake Chicken Thighs

Start by preheating the oven to 425°F (220°C) for about 20 minutes. Choose thighs that are similar in weight to bake at the same time.

Step 1

Brine them in salty water for at least 15 minutes if you have time to do so; otherwise, skip this step. Make sure to pat them dry very well; otherwise they won’t get a golden and crispy skin!

Step 2

Brush the chicken thighs all over with oil, season them well on all sides with the taco seasoning and salt.

Step 3

Then sprinkle pepper and brush honey on the thighs. Grease a baking sheet or baking dish with a bit of olive oil (or line one with foil and then grease).

Step 4

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