Baked Chicken Recipe

A simple and delicious baked chicken recipe that is perfect for a family dinner. This recipe ensures juicy and flavorful chicken with a crispy skin.

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Prepare Chicken:
    • Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels. This helps to achieve crispy skin.
    • In a small bowl, mix together the salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, dried thyme, and dried rosemary.
  3. Season Chicken:
    • Rub the chicken thighs all over with olive oil.
    • Sprinkle the spice mixture evenly over the chicken thighs, making sure to season both the skin and the underside.
  4. Bake Chicken:
    • Place the seasoned chicken thighs in a baking dish or on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    • Arrange lemon slices around the chicken.
    • Sprinkle minced garlic over the chicken thighs.
  5. Cook in Oven:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 35-45 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F (74°C) and the skin is crispy and golden brown.
  6. Rest and Serve:
    • Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. This allows the juices to redistribute and keeps the chicken moist.
    • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley before serving.

Enjoy your delicious baked chicken with your favorite side dishes!

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