I love chicken thighs. They’re great for so many dishes and meals, including salads, tacos, and curries. While I’ve been known to cook them in a pan on the stove top from time-to-time (or you can bake), there’s something about roasting them that really brings out their natural flavor. If you want to learn how long to cook chicken thighs in the oven, this guide is for you!
If you’re looking to cook chicken thighs in the oven, there are a few things you need to know. First of all, it’s pretty easy! All you need is some parchment paper and an oven that can go up to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 C). Then just place your chicken on top of the parchment paper and put them in for about 45 minutes or until they’re done. That’s it!
You may want to check on them every 10 minutes or so just so they don’t burn too much–but other than that? That’s really all there is to it!
Broiling is another method of cooking chicken thighs that gives you crispy skin and juicy meat. To broil, preheat your oven to 450 degrees F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the chicken thighs on top of the baking sheet and place it in the middle rack of your oven (if you have multiple racks). Broil for 6-8 minutes on each side, rotating them halfway through cooking time so they cook evenly on both sides. Remove from heat when done and let cool for 10 minutes before serving
Roasting is the best way to cook chicken thighs, and you should be able to get them to a perfect medium-rare if you follow these directions.
- Preheat your oven to 350°F.
- Put your chicken thighs in a baking dish, drizzle with olive oil (or other cooking fat), salt and pepper them well on both sides, then put them in the oven for 45-60 minutes until they’re done (the time will depend on how big your thighs are). You can check by piercing one with a knife–if it goes through easily without much resistance or leaving any juices behind when removed from its socket, then it’s done! If not… keep cooking another 5 minutes at most before checking again 🙂
Baking is a dry heat cooking method that’s ideal for chicken thighs with skin on, bones in and not too big.
- Baking: For this method of cooking, you’ll want to preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 Celsius). Once it’s heated up, place your chicken thighs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil and bake them for about 30 minutes per side until cooked through. You may need to tent the pan with aluminum foil if it starts getting too browned before they’re done in order to prevent burning!
The best way to cook chicken thighs is to roast them in the oven.
The best way to cook chicken thighs is to roast them in the oven. This method produces a tender, flavorful chicken that’s juicy and moist.
First, preheat your oven to 400F (200C). If you’re using a rack for your pan, place it on top of the baking sheet or roasting pan before putting in the chicken thighs; this will prevent them from sitting in their own fat while they cook. Then place all of your chicken pieces onto the rack–you want them spaced apart so they don’t steam each other or touch at all during roasting–and roast until golden browned and cooked through (about 30 minutes).
After removing from heat, reduce temperature to 350F (180C) until ready to serve!
Cooking chicken thighs in the oven is a great way to get a meal on the table fast. It’s also one of the safest methods because it doesn’t require any oil or fat, so there’s no chance of burning yourself while cooking. If you’re looking for something with a little more flavor, try baking them with some herbs or spices added during cooking time (like garlic powder)!