Baked boneless, skinless chicken thighs are inexpensive, delicious, and easy to cook. A simple spice rub is all you need to add tons of flavor before baking them in the oven. The results? Juicy, tender chicken that your whole family will love.
I love chicken thighs. Crispy cast-iron chicken thighs are one of my go-to staples but when I want something even faster and easier, I turn to baked boneless skinless chicken thighs.
They’re nearly impossible to mess up, a lot more forgiving than chicken breasts and they cook up so quickly!
Perfect for a busy weeknight and also great for meal prep!
How Long To Bake Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs?
The best part about baked boneless, skinless chicken thighs is that they cook quickly and are super forgiving! Even if you overcook them a bit, they will still be moist and juicy.
I like to cook them at 425ºF for twenty minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 165ºF.
You can also make boneless, skinless chicken thighs on the stovetop in a pan. You can learn how by watching the video below or visiting my YouTube channel.
Tips for The Best Baked Chicken Thighs
- Pull the chicken out of the fridge about 20 minutes before you begin cooking. This will take the chill off of the chicken and help it to cook more evenly.
- Trim off any excess piece of fat. This just makes for a more enjoyable eating experience once the chicken is cooked up.
- Pat the chicken dry before seasoning with the oil and spice rub. This will stop the chicken from steaming and help it to create a nice crispy edge (even without the skin!)
- Use a rimmed baking sheet (lined with foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup!). This will prevent any of the chicken juices from running off the pan and getting all over the oven.
More C&D Chicken Recipes:
- Chicken Stirfry
- Chicken Burrito Bowls
- Lemon Garlic Baked Chicken Breast
- Chicken with Potatoes and Onions
- Whole Roasted Chicken
Baked Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thigh 8
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon cumin (or smoked paprika)
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat oven to 425ºF and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Remove the chicken from the fridge at least twenty minutes before baking.
- Using a sharp knife, carefully trim and excess fat off of the chicken thighs and pat them dry with a papertowel.
- In a small bowl combine garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, cumin, salt and pepper.
- Place chicken thighs in a large bowl, drizzle with avocado oil and sprinkle with spice mixture.
- Use your hands to mix the spices into the chciken and then transfer the chicken onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the chicken has reached an internal temerature of 165ºF.
- Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes so the juices can redistribute and enjoy.
Delicious! I used breasts since my family doesn’t like thighs and these were the juiciest chicken breasts I have ever cooked in the oven. I usually over bake them and end up with dry chicken. Thank you!
Delicious! I used breasts since my family doesn’t like thighs and these were the juiciest chicken breasts I have ever cooked in the oven. I usually over bake them and end up with dry chicken. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
Patsy Shannon says
Haven’t tried your recipes yet but planning to and am enjoying your show on utube.
Margaret Egan says
I was going to use the chicken thighs for chicken soup, but then didn’t have enough time. I ended up googling “skinless boneless chicken thighs” and saw this receipe.
It came out delicious !! I used olive oil not avacado since I do not have any . My husband insisted to save the receipe he really enjoyed it and so did I. I am going to share it with my kids. Thank you !
I’m so glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for letting me know.
Cat B says
This was AWESOME I wish I made more because I have no leftovers. Everyone liked it. Only thing I didn’t do was trim the fat and that was the crunchiest part. Making more next week!
This is a tasty, easy, fast recipe! The spices are pretty basic, so no need to buy any that I won’t be needing on a regular basis. My granddaughter doesn’t like anything “spicy,” so this recipe fits the bill very well.
Jon M says
Very tasty and quick. Thank you!
I cooked this tonight for supper, or at least a variation of it. I substituted the soy sauce for 1/4 cup chicken broth made with a chicken bouillon cube (used one cube for 1 cup of boiling water) and I used 1/4 cup of honey mustard instead of dijon mustard and honey. I was out of the other items, so I guessed at good substitutions.
Y’all, this is the best chicken I’ve ever eaten! I’m not a big meat eater and I ate TWO pieces. I made garlic parmesan brussel sprouts and macaroni and cheese (for the kiddies) as sides. I cannot recommend this recipe enough.
Denise A says
Sooooo Good! The kids came in and they said Wow! the house smells so good! And the chicken was moist & tasted great. Thanks so much for this recipe!
William A Saideh Jr says
I absolutely loved these! I did add some Cayenne pepper for a little kick but the directions were perfect and followed completely. Thank you.
Sue Boysen says
Excellent recipe. I used olive oil as didn’t have avocado oil. Husband ate well. His appetite has been a problem but not with this!Thanks for recipe
I have used this recipe twice and absolutely LOVE it!! I baked the chicken and used it in salads. So delicious! I will be looking at more of your recipes.
Dani, you are awesome and your recipes are too! My hubby even knows your name and recipes! I’m not gonna write any subs or changes. I made the recipe exactly as you did. You never let me down. Thank you! Please know I’m grateful for you devoting and sharing both your time and talents! God Bless the Spies family and Darling Dani!!!
PS I love the splatter guard!
Just made this and it was fabulous! Put in with lightly sautéed peppers and onions with a jalapeño lime aioli on wraps. OMG! So amazing fresh and flavourful. This will become a staple in our kitchen!
This has become my favorite go to chicken recipe. I cook it on the weekend and have a piece over salad all week long for healthy work day lunches. I used the same spice mixture on pork chops and that was delicious too. I am looking forward to trying more of your recipes!
Deni S says
Fantastic! I used a Creole seasoning blend and prepared according to instructions. Moist and delicious and so quick and easy. I’ll be making this on a regular basis, just changing up the seasonings to create different meals.
Dani, I have made this recipe so many times I can’t begin to count. It’s a great recipe to add or change the ingredients a bit now and then for fun and different flavors. I think you are an awesome incredible person and I’ve been so grateful for your recipes. Thank you!!!
Excellent! I made these exactly as the recipe calls (paprika instead of cumin) and it was delicious. Quick and easy-perfect for a weeknight dinner. I through some baby carrots on the tray to cook in the chicken juices. They were so good. I’ll add more veggies next time around the chicken. Thanks for the great recipe!
Is it 400° or 425°? The description says 400° but the recipe says 425°.
425 – sorry for the confusion.
James Hanken says
These turned out great! The spice rub was excellent. Nom!
Sarah Wareham says
I just made this for dinner with caprese salad! 10/10!! Perfectly seasoned and so juicy coming out of the oven. I’ll be baking my boneless skinless thighs from now on. Thank you!
Nichole Bertram says
A friend made these for me according to the recipe (she did forget black pepper), and they were the best chicken thighs I think I have ever had. I immediately asked her for the recipe and contemplated making them the same say for my boyfriend. WOW these are good!!
Dani Spies says
Hi Nichole! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed them so much – thanks for letting me know.
OMG this was delicious. I used bone in chicken thighs and cooked them for 25 minutes. My husband wants them on a weekly rotation. Thank you for sharing this. The apartment smells amazing.
I made this for a church pot luck tonight and will definitely make it again for my family. It was delicious, quick and easy. I followed the recipe without making changes. Next I’m going to try the baked chicken breast recipe!
Patricia Fischer says
I made this recipe. It was great! Not only extremely easy, but also delicious. I will definitely be making this a lot.
Dani Spies says
I’m so glad you enjoyed this one!