Oven Baked Chicken Thighs

This Oven Baked Chicken Thighs recipe is a force to be reckoned with! Simple and deliciously baked chicken with a mustard, honey glaze – this dish is definitely going to be a top-contender in your weekly recipe planning!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken thighs bone-in skin-on
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons whole grain dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoons mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 F degrees.
  • Place the chicken thighs in a bowl and season them generously with salt and pepper.
  • Whisk all the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Pour the sauce over the thighs and toss them well.
  • Transfer the chicken thighs to a 9×13 inch baking dish including any remaining sauce. No need to grease the dish.
  • Transfer the baking dish to the oven and bake for about 35 minutes or until the chicken thighs have an internal temperature of 165 F degrees and skin is crispy.
  • Transfer the chicken to a serving plate, cover with aluminum foil and let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

Boneless skinless chicken thighs can also be used, but they will bake fast, they should only require 20 to 25 minutes in the oven.
The honey mustard glaze is completely optional. For a simpler chicken thigh recipe, simply season the thighs with salt and pepper, drizzle a couple tbsp of olive oil in the baking dish and bake as instructed.
When stored or wrapped well, this oven baked chicken is going to last in the fridge for up to 3 days. I recommend freezing it to extend its shelf life. When stored in a sealed airtight container, the chicken will last in the freezer for 4 – 6 months.

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