Oven Chicken Thighs

Oven ingredients for cooking chicken thighs

  1. Chicken thighs 2 kilograms
  2. Olive oil 60 milliliters
  3. Lemon 1 piece
  4. Paprika 2 tablespoons
  5. Garlic powder 1 tablespoon
  6. Ground black pepper 1 teaspoon
  7. Salt 2 teaspoons or to taste
  • Main Ingredients Chicken
  • Serving 8 servings


Oven, Bakeware, Plates, Juicer, Paper kitchen towels, Grater, Knife, Cutting board, Kitchen gloves, Refrigerator, Food plastic wrap, Serving dish

Cooking chicken thighs in the oven:

Step 1: prepare the marinade.

At the beginning, add the necessary amount of paprika, garlic powder, salt and black pepper to a large plate or bowl. After we mix the components into a homogeneous loose mass. Next, wash the lemon under running water and dry with paper kitchen towels. Then we take a grater with small holes and rub the zest of lemon in a small plate. The rest of the citrus is transferred to a cutting board and cut in half. After squeezing the juice from the halves of the lemon with the help of a juicer into the same plate with the zest. Now pour the juice and zest into a large plate of spices. Add olive oil and mix the marinade until smooth.

Step 2: prepare the chicken.

We thaw thawed chicken thighs under cool running water, transfer to a cutting board and clean from fat. Chicken skin from meat pieces can be left or removed to your liking.

Step 3: pickle chicken thighs.

Put the prepared chicken thighs on a plate with marinade. Hands carefully coat the surface of each piece. Then we cover the plate with food-grade plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator on 20 - 60 minutes soak in marinade. The longer the chicken thighs marinate, the tastier the meat will be.

Step 4: bake chicken thighs.

With the passage of time, we take out a plate with chicken pieces from the refrigerator, remove the film. Preheat the oven to 200 - 210 degrees Celsius. Then put the chicken thighs in the baking dish. It is not necessary to lubricate the bottom of the mold with oil, since the marinade already contained a sufficient amount of oil. After we put all the pieces, and the temperature has reached the desired value, set the form in the oven. We bake meat about 30 - 40 minutes to a beautiful crispy crust. Next, helping ourselves with kitchen gloves, we take out the form from the oven.

Step 5: Serve the chicken thighs in the oven.

Hot chicken thighs can be pre-arranged on plates or served in a beautiful common dish. As a side dish, you can cook mashed potatoes, boiled pasta or various cereals, as well as light salads. In this case, the side dish can be poured with aromatic juice, which was formed during baking. Our roasted chicken thighs are ready, you can call everyone to the table and start tasting. Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- - It is best to use freshly squeezed lemon juice for such a marinade, but if you do not have a juicer, then try squeezing the juice with your hands. Without resorting to ready-made juices from stores, as they can be bitter during heat treatment.

- - In this recipe, the spice mixture can be supplemented with cayenne dried pepper. And also adjust their quantity according to your own taste. Or apply any other combination of various spices that are suitable for chicken meat.

- - In addition to the thighs in this way, you can bake other parts of the bird.

- - Frozen chicken pieces must be thawed properly. The best way is to put the meat in the refrigerator for the night. In this case, it is necessary to make several holes in the package from below and from above, so that the chicken is ventilated and the thawed liquid flows out of the bag. If you need to defrost a chicken quickly, then put it in a bowl of cold water and change it periodically. Thawing a chicken in a microwave oven should not be, because with such a defrosting, it loses most of its useful properties, and its taste is also significantly impaired.