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easy baked chicken thighs

Easy Baked Chicken Thighs

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Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes


Marinated chicken:

  • 4 chicken thighs (with skin)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika powder to boost the color and flavor
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • 1 medium green bell pepper
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 1 medium orange/yellow bell pepper
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


To marinate the chicken:

  • Place the chicken in a medium container. Rub the chicken with olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, ground black pepper, paprika powder, dried thyme, dried oregano, Italian seasoning and salt. Marinate the chicken in the fridge (with a lid on the container) for at least 10 minutes.
  • Arrange chicken thighs on prepared baking sheet (spray with cooking spray).
  • Bake the chicken in the pre-heated oven at 350F for about 30 minutes. Pull the baking pan from the oven and add mixed bell pepper with seasoning.
  • Continue to cook until the skin is crispy and thighs are fully cooked (about 20-30 minutes). Note: thermometer should read 165F when inserted near bone. 
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