Classic Baked Chicken Recipe


Indulge in the comforting flavors of a classic baked chicken dish, perfect for any occasion. This recipe yields tender, juicy chicken with crispy skin, seasoned to perfection. Serve it alongside your favorite sides for a hearty meal that’s sure to satisfy.

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, minced garlic, paprika, dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels.
  4. Rub the spice mixture evenly over both sides of the chicken thighs.
  5. Place the seasoned chicken thighs skin-side up on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C) and the skin is golden brown and crispy.
  7. Once done, remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes.
  8. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired, and serve hot with your favorite sides like roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a fresh salad.

Enjoy your deliciously baked chicken!

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