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Are Oven Prepared Chicken Thighs Good For Your Health?

There are times when you do not have time to make a whole perfect roast chicken but this recipe that you are about to read will help you. It will make your kids go crazy when they finally get to taste the meal that you have prepared.

This easy recipe may look simple but this should not fool you in any way. The baked chicken recipe you’ll find below has a lot of flavor and that will tell you that your dinner is going to be delicious. Be sure to check out our tangy cranberry chicken recipe as well.

Baked Chicken Recipe

Do you need an easy chicken recipe for your weeknight dinner?

Try out this baked chicken thigh recipe perfect for two or your whole family. The good thing about this baked chicken recipe is the fact that there are no added oils or fats added to it. 

  • The first thing you want to do is to make sure that your chicken thighs are dry, use a paper towel to remove all moisture
  • Season them with salt, pepper, paprika and a touch of chili pepper
  • Put all of the chicken thighs in a baking pan, cover with tin foil and you will be ready to roast them.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes at 375°F. Remove foil and broil for 8-10 minutes, until tops of thighs are crispy.  
  • Sprinkle with fresh chives or parsley flakes before serving

You now know how easy it is to prepare chicken thighs.

What you should also know is that baked chicken is not greasy like fried chicken, so it is good for you and has really good flavors.

When you bake chicken thighs, you will get flavor without necessarily using oil or adding any extra fat to it. The blend of salts that you use helps in keeping the meat moist while still having its flavor. 

What you can serve with baked chicken thighs:

Here are some delicious side dishes that you can try for your dinner tonight. 

  • Baked Mac and Cheese

This is one of the most favorite dishes that you can try out for dinner because of how rich and creamy it is while it is still crisp on top. Simple prepare your Mac and Cheese as regular, but… before serving it place it under your oven’s broiler on low heat for several minutes.

  • Creamy garlic mashed potatoes

This is one of the most classic recipes to try out when you have your baked chicken. Garlic mashed potatoes also add good flavor that makes the meal so very enjoyable. Add several coarsely chopped cloves of garlic while you boil the potatoes.

  • Green beans and bacon

The good thing about green beans is the fact that your whole family will eat them. When bacon is added to the beans it will add a different kind of crunch to the savory green beans. Give it a try!

  • Rainbow roasted vegetables

If you want your kids to enjoy the meal, then you should bring in the rainbow as this will help the kids to try out different types of vegetables. Choose healthy food choices like carrots, yellow and green squash, red cabbage and peppers. Visit your fresh vegetable grocery section to find all the colors under the rainbow.

RECIPE VARIATIONS

There are different types of variations that you can try out especially once you know how to bake chicken thighs. You can add different seasonings to your chicken thighs to give it a whole new taste or braise your chicken for a low carb diet. 

One easy thing you can do is to try out seasoning your baked chicken with garlic powder and sweet paprika. Or, sprinkle Italian seasoning on your chicken thighs and let marinate in a vinaigrette for 2 – 3 hours.

What’s your favorite way to season chicken thighs? Leave us a comment below.

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