This recipe for Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs is so easy.

Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs - The Southern Lady Cooks

This is a simple recipe, perfect for busy nights. The spices really bring out a great flavor and the thighs are so tender they fall off the bone! My family loves this recipe and it goes great with so many side dishes. If you happen to have any leftovers, you can use them for our chicken salad casserole.

Ingredients Needed for Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs:

Bone-in chicken thighs

Onion salt

Garlic salt

Chili pepper


Black pepper


Notes: You can easily make this recipe with boneless thighs. Just make sure to watch the cooking time. These crispy thighs go great with our smoked paprika potatoes or our Frito corn salad.

Recipe Feedback: “We used skinless, boneless and love it. My husband would eat this once a week. I just used the same seasoning mix to make fried chicken. Turned out great.-Sherry from Pinterest

“I use this every time I cook thighs! Perfect recipe”-Brittany

“A new favorite at our house.!”-Jade

“My family and I love this baked chicken. Thanks for sharing!”-Terri


Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs

This recipe for Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs is so easy.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs


  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Add all spices to a small container with a lid and shake until thoroughly mixed together. Sprinkle mixture over chicken thighs.
  • Bake until thighs are crispy, it took about 1 hour. You can always test it with a thermometer inserted near the bone, it should read 165 degrees.

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