Garlicky Paprika Oven Baked Chicken Thighs

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This flavorful baked chicken thighs recipe is one of our favorite family dinner ideas. Serve it with mashed potatoes or fluffy saffron rice for a simple meal that feels fancy!


  • 45 boneless chicken thighs
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth


Prep your tools. Preheat the oven to 425F. Get out a 9×13 baking dish and set aside.

Make the spice rub. In a medium bowl combine the garlic, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, and olive oil.

Bake. Place the chicken thighs in the baking dish and rub them all over with the spice mixture. Pour vegetable broth into the pan and bake the thighs for 35-40 minutes, until the chicken is golden and registers 165F with an instant-read thermometer.

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