Oven Baked Chicken Thighs (Crispy & Easy!)
Learn how to make oven baked chicken thighs perfectly! This easy recipe is extra juicy on the inside, with crispy skin & simple ingredients.
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In a small bowl, mash the butter with a fork. Add the garlic, fresh herbs, and salt. Mash again.
Pat the chicken dry with paper towels, and place on the baking sheet, skin side up. Run your hands under the chicken skin to separate it from the chicken underneath. Place dollops of compound butter all over underneath the skin and then press down over the skin to spread around underneath.
Drizzle olive oil onto the chicken on both sides. Sprinkle both sides with sea salt, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper.
Roast chicken thighs in the oven, skin side down, for 10 minutes.
Flip the chicken thighs, so that the skin side is up. Roast for another 15 minutes or so, until the internal temperature is 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Serving size: 1 chicken thigh
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