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Quick Weeknight Baked Chicken Thighs

Quick, tasty and easy baked chicken thighs for busy weeknights. In the oven in about 5 or 10 minutes… time to prep sides or drink wine :-)
Prep Time8 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time43 minutes
Course: Main, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Canadian, North American
Servings: 12 pieces
Author: Nelson Cardoso


  • 12 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 lemon cut into thin slices
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

Spice mix:

  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt (fine)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  • Pre-heat oven to 375 °F.
  • Mix spices well in a small bowl (unless you're using store bought).
  • Drizzle olive oil around the bottom of oven safe cookware.
  • Dip top of chicken thighs in olive oil and press into spices to coat top.
  • Place each coated thigh in cookware until all are coated.
  • Spread the lemon slices over the chicken thighs.
  • Place cookware in hot over and bake for 35 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and serve hot with your favourite side.


Feel free to replace our spice rub with your own favourite