Baked Chicken Thighs

Here is how I season and cook chicken thighs in the oven. I don’t measure the ingredients because all of this can be done simply according to your taste. I do tend to use a lot of seasoning, though.

What you need:

Olive oil



Garlic (I use a grinder)


Dried Oregano

Dried Parsley


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. (The chicken will cook for ONE HOUR)

Rinse chicken and pat dry


Rub each piece with olive oil (use your hand or a brush if you have one) – enough to coat all sides, you don’t need it be soaking in oil.


And now for the seasoning. This is my favorite part. I start with salt, pepper, and garlic.


Season the bottom side:


Turn over and season the top:

Still use salt, pepper, and garlic to season the top…but add paprika, oregano, and parsley. There is really no “right amount” here…season as much or as little as you like! I use “hot paprika” I got in Budapest. I don’t sprinkle on a whole lot…in my opinion 🙂 I’m guessing I use about two teaspoons of paprika on each chicken thigh. After the paprika, sprinkle on the oregano and parsley.


I use a foil-lined pan to cook them on:


Put them in the 400 degree pre-heated oven for one hour.

And there you have it – seasoned chicken thighs. The skin crisps up really well and the seasoning makes them very flavorful. Bon appétit!





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