Spicy Baked Chicken Thighs

These spicy baked chicken thighs are amazing. They are so full of flavor!

I usually buy bone-in chicken thighs, but today the boneless skinless chicken thighs were on sale, so that’s what I bought.

At home, I decided on a simple rub of olive oil and seasonings. 45 minutes later, we sat down to a super tasty dinner! And it was so EASY!

It’s a truly easy recipe, ideal for weeknight dinners – simply rub the boneless skinless chicken thighs with a simple rub, then bake for 45 minutes at 400F.

As much as I like baked chicken breast, I do find that chicken thighs are fattier, juicier, and better tasting, so I make them quite often these days.

This easy recipe for spicy baked chicken thighs is definitely a keeper.
4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (1 lb. total weight)
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Wipe the chicken thighs with paper towels. Place them in a baking dish.
Prepare the rub: In a small bowl, combine the spices and olive oil to create a thick paste. Pour the paste over the chicken thighs and, using your hands, rub it well into the chicken pieces, on all sides.
Bake the chicken thighs until cooked through and juices run clear, about 45 minutes. Place for a moment on paper towels to drain, then serve.