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A pan of baked chicken thighs garnished with parsley and lemon.

Baked Chicken Thighs

These baked chicken thighs are coated in olive oil, garlic and herbs, then oven roasted until tender and golden brown. A super easy way to prepare chicken thighs that always gets rave reviews!
Course Main
Cuisine Greek
Keyword baked chicken thighs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Marinating Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 328kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika I prefer to use smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • lemon wedges for garnish
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, pepper, garlic, oregano and paprika in a large bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the chicken the bowl; toss to coat with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 24 hours.
  • Coat a sheet pan with cooking spray. Arrange the chicken thighs on the pan in a single layer.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until chicken is browned and cooked through.
  • Sprinkle with parsley. Garnish with lemon wedges and serve.



Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 693mg | Potassium: 314mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 277IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg