Last updated on May 13, 2013 by Liza Hawkins
Chicken thighs are a wonderfully economical way to get dinner on the table, and unlike chicken breasts they’re always juicy and tender, not that any of us have ever had an overcooked chicken breast
. I’m not really sure why people avoid dark meat chicken, except that it’s gotten a bad rap for having higher saturated fat content than it’s white meat brother. But otherwise, there are a ton of nutrients found in dark meat – I’m not going to dive into the details, but this blog does, in a simply stated way
, if you’re interested in knowing more!
Let’s get right to the recipe now, shall we?
Baked BBQ Spiced Chicken Thighs
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
6 chicken thighs, bone-in & skin on
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon BBQ spice (I used Penzeys’ BBQ 3000)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Pat the chicken thighs dry with a paper towel and then place them skin side up on a baking sheet. Spread about a tablespoon of olive oil on each, and then sprinkle with salt and pepper, followed by a generous amount of the BBQ spice.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted reads 170 degrees. Remove the chicken from the oven, tent loosely with aluminum foil, and allow it to sit for 10 minutes before serving – the chicken will cook another 5-10 degrees while it’s resting.