Juicy oven baked chicken thighs are possible with almost no effort at all.


  • 4 lbs chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking tray or half sheet pan with foil and place all the chicken pieces on it, skin side down.
  • Sprinkle each piece of chicken with salt and pepper and flip each piece skin side up.  Drizzle about a teaspoon of oil over the skin on each piece of chicken and rub lightly to coat. Sprinkle again with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 55-65 minutes, until most of the fat has rendered out of the chicken and the skin is golden brown and crisp. Remove from the oven and let rest about 5 minutes before serving.
  • Nutrition

    Calories: 453kcal · Protein: 31g · Fat: 35g · Saturated Fat: 9g · Cholesterol: 188mg · Sodium: 1020mg · Potassium: 395mg · Vitamin A: 150IU · Calcium: 15mg · Iron: 1.3mg

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