10 Recipes for Baking Chicken Thighs in the Oven

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September 22, 2022
Andi Gleeson

Looking for frugal recipes? You can’t beat baking chicken thighs for a delicious, budget-friendly, and easy dinner!

You can't beat baked chicken thighs for a delicious, frugal, and easy dinner!

How do you feel about dark meat chicken? I like it, but I mostly prefer it on its own, like as a whole piece of chicken. I don’t usually like dark meat chopped and added to my soups or casseroles for example. There’s no good reason for that really. Chicken thighs just have a different taste and texture than breasts, and it’s not what I’m expecting when I get a bite of diced chicken. I love to sink my teeth into a grilled, fried, or roasted chicken leg though!

I definitely think chicken thighs have their place. They are great on the grill and hold up better in the slow cooker than white meat. Have you noticed that white meat chicken is really easy to overcook, and then it gets dry? It’s really hard to overcook dark meat chicken, which makes it perfect for baking in the oven! That’s why I’m bringing you 10 great recipes for how to bake chicken thighs. I’m 100% sure you’ll find at least a couple chicken recipes you’ll want to try in this lineup. Leave me a comment below to let me know which ones are your favorite!

Honey Baked Chicken over Lemon Rice by The Weary Chef

Honey Baked Chicken over Lemon Rice by: The Weary Chef

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Tomatoes and Mushrooms by Will Cook For Smiles

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Tomatoes and Mushrooms by: Will Cook For Smiles

Oven Baked Terriyaki Chicken Thighs by Dine and Dish

Oven Baked Terriyaki Chicken Thighs by: Dine and Dish

Irresistible Lemon-Garlic Chicken Thighs by Boulder Locavore

Irresistible Lemon-Garlic Chicken Thighs by: Boulder Locavore

Honey BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe by Dine and Dish

Honey BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe by: Dine and Dish

Easy Lime Chicken by Gimme Some Oven

Easy Lime Chicken by: Gimme Some Oven

Sweet and Spicy Baked Sriracha Chicken Thighs by Kalyn's Kitchen

Sweet and Spicy Baked Sriracha Chicken Thighs by: Kalyn’s Kitchen

Asian Chicken Thighs by The Midnight Baker

Asian Chicken Thighs by: The Midnight Baker

Honey Garlic Baked Chicken by The Cookie Rookie

Honey Garlic Baked Chicken by: The Cookie Rookie

Sweet Chili Lime Chicken Thighs by Eazy Peazy Mealz

Sweet Chili Lime Chicken Thighs by: Eazy Peazy Mealz

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Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

2 comments

Liz
8 years ago

Thank you Andi for all the nice recipes.

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thank you, Liz!

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