Crispy golden brown oven-baked chicken thighs are simple to prep and easy to make! Simple ingredients make a delicious and easy dinner.
Keyword air fryer recipe, chicken, chicken recipe, dinner
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Author Kristy Richardson
5chicken thighsbone-in, skin-on
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees If you have a convection setting or air fryer setting use it if possible. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil sprayed with cooking oil.
Dry bone in chicken thighs with paper towels well to remove any extra moisture.
Place all the baking powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix the ingredients together.
Rub the spice mix evenly over each thigh.
Lay the chicken thighs on the pan. Leave a few inches of space between each piece.
Bake for 30-40 minutes, using the convection or air fryer setting if you have it. If you don't have a convection or air fryer setting the chicken may take an extra few minutes to come to temperature. If your chicken thighs are boneless start checking them for donesness after about 25 minutes.
Once the chicken thighs reaches an internal temperature of 165, the chicken thighs are fully cooked and the juices will no longer be pink. (A meat thermometer is handy to check the temperature inside) Use any juices on the pan to baste each piece generously.
Do not use baking soda in place of baking powder. Baking soda will not create crunchy skin.
To make them extra crispy place the chicken thighs under the broiler for a minute or two. Watch carefully, it doesn't take long for the chicken under the broiler to go from extra crispy to burnt if you walk away from them. You only need a minute or two.
Chicken thighs can be cooked on a wire rack on top of the baking pan. This allows the juices to drip down from the chicken below. I find the chicken is juicier if you don't use a rack, but slightly crispier if you do use a wire rack. I suggest lining the pan with foil if you use a wire rack for easy cleanup.