Easy Roasted Chicken Thighs

 

Easy Roasted Chicken Thighs recipe for those busy evenings when dinner would just be far too much work and the whole family is pacing the kitchen for food.

 

Easy Roasted Chicken Thighs recipe for those busy evenings when dinner would just be far too much work and the whole family is pacing the kitchen for food.

 

What is the Difference Between Roasting and Baking?

Baking Versus Roasting.

Baking and roasting are both dry heat cooking methods.

This just means that heat is not transferred through a liquid medium during the cooking process.

 

 

I remember as a kid my mom would occasionally bust out a very easy dinner, which looking back I now know that meant she was probably exhausted from being our mom, but back then I thought she was just being awesome. Easy dinners would range from sausage links and Grandma’s Czech fried potatoes (you MUST make them), or baked bbq chicken to things as easy as hot dogs and mac n cheese in that big silver pot, chicken nuggets or even fruit and toast. Yes, this easy roasted chicken thighs post is actually going to be all about the fruit and toast thing.

 

Easy Roasted Chicken Thighs recipe for those busy evenings when dinner would just be far too much work and the whole family is pacing the kitchen for food.

Can Chicken Thighs be Cooked from Frozen?

Yes!

That will take 1.5 times as long as it would take if you were cooking them fresh.

 

Remember back  in that Tikka Masala recipe where I mentioned that I had every intention of totally calling my husband out in front of millions of readers? Well, today is the day. Sorry Cade, I love you but I have to do this. You see, fruit and toast was actually a favorite Saturday night dinner at our house. Our family had 5 kids, 2 bunnies, a cat, and later a dog. Which is hilarious if you know me now. 😉 Anyway, Mom would be so busy and by the time Saturday hit dinner was the last thing she wanted to worry about.

 

All summer she had worked hard to bottle (can) fruit for us and we loved busting out a can of raspberries and some hot, buttered toast. Now that I’m the mom I’ve tried to do the same, but Cade will not have it. “Fruit and a piece of toast is not dinner. I’ll be starving!” has been heard coming from Cade’s mouth. He would much rather go out to eat, but I grew up in a home where we NEVER went out to eat. Or at least rarely. So I would rather stay in. I’ve given up on fruit and toast but I still keep things simple like roasting a few chicken thighs and dipping the meat in bbq sauce with a side of fruit or fresh cut veggies, which Cade does because heaven knows that’s just far too much work for a Saturday. Am I right?

 

Are Chicken Thighs Considered Lean Meat?

Some people prefer the taste of dark meat over white meat and consider it to be more tender and flavorful.

Both chicken thighs and breasts are good sources of lean protein.

However, they differ in the amount of calories, fat and saturated fat.

 

Easy Roasted Chicken Thighs

 

Try another version and let us know what you think of these easy Baked Chicken Thighs or these One Pot Paprika Chicken Thighs!

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Easy Roasted Chicken Thighs

Easy Roasted Chicken Thighs recipe for those busy evenings when dinner would just be far too much work and the whole family is pacing the kitchen for food.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Mom's Best 100 Easy Chicken Recipes
Keyword: chicken, main dish, thighs
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Sweet Basil

Ingredients

  • 4 Bone in skin on, chicken thighs
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Mustard
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 475 degrees.
  • Run the chicken with a little olive oil, front and back.
  • In a small bowl, mix the seasoning and then rub all over the chicken.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add a tiny drizzle of oil and place the chicken skin side down for a minute.
  • Reduce to medium low heat and cook for 10-12 minutes.
  • Place the skillet in the oven for 12 minutes, flip so the skin side is up and cook an additional 5 minutes or until juices run clear and the skin is crisp.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 156mg
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8 comments on “Easy Roasted Chicken Thighs”

  1. Chicken Thighs are one of my absolute favorite cuts of chicken – especially roasted! I love this super simple recipe.

  2. So where can I find Grandma’s potato recipe???

  3. Can you clarify the temp to cook on the stove. Instructions say to heat skillet over medium/high but then to reduce heat to medium/high. Thanks! I don’t want to ruin this. Love the combo of seasoning