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:
Garlic (I use a grinder)
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!