Oven-Baked Chicken Thighs

Total Time
5 mins
45 mins

Chicken thighs have been the real bread and butter of my diet since my second year of college, when I started having to cover my own grocery bills :) This has become my all-time favorite way to spice them. If I need a side dish, I usually chop up an onion, sautee it for 30 seconds in the pan, and toss the onion and a handful of cherry tomatoes on top of the thighs and bake everything together.

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  1. In a shallow dish, stir together all spices and 1 teaspoon salt. Coat chicken thighs with spice mix.
  2. Warm the oil in a skillet and pan-fry chicken thighs, making sure each side is nicely browned.
  3. Transfer chicken thighs to a greased (butter or olive oil) 9x5 baking dish. If you have any remaining spice mix, feel free to sprinkle it over the thighs, as this will reduce to a nice gravy. Put in pre-heated oven at 375 for 45 minutes, or until juices run clear.
  4. Serve with basmati rice or couscous.