How to Make Roasted Chicken Thighs

How to Make Roasted Chicken Thighs

There is nothing better than cooking chicken on the bone. Why? It keeps the meat moist and tender and adds a ton of flavor.

Chicken breasts are people’s go-to cut of meat if they are trying to eat healthy, but I challenge you to try a chicken thigh. They get a bad rap because they have more fat, but that’s true only if you eat it. Here’s a trick. Trim off any excess fat. Peel the skin away from the thigh but don’t throw it away. Season the meat and add some fresh herbs. Pull the skin back over the thigh and roast it. Next, mix up a (sort of) BBQ sauce by combining honey with apple cider vinegar. When chicken is almost done, pull the crispy skin away and drizzle the honey mixture over the chicken. Return it to the oven for a few minutes and repeat. When the chicken is done, discard the skin and enjoy the tender, juicy, flavorful meat.


4 chicken thighs, bone in, with the skin

4 tsp. Mary’s Secret Spice (MSS in your pantry items)

2 Tbsp. honey

2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

Fresh herbs (optional)

Part 1: Prepare the chicken thighs

How to Make Roasted Chicken Thighs

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Wash chicken and pat dry with paper towel.

Peel back skin (do not remove).

Part 2: Add spices and fresh herbs

How to Make Roasted Chicken Thighs

Rub meat with a teaspoon of spices, front and back of each thigh.

Place fresh herbs on meat (optional) with spices and replace skin over meat.

Part 3: Begin roasting

How to Make Roasted Chicken Thighs

Place on broiler pan.

Bake in oven for 20 minutes.

Part 4: Prepare BBQ sauce

How to Make Roasted Chicken Thighs

While chicken is roasting prepare this simple 2 ingredient sweet and tangy sauce.

Mix honey and apple cider vinegar together.

Part 5: Add BBQ sauce

How to Make Roasted Chicken Thighs

Remove chicken from oven and brush honey mixture on meat

directly under skin.

Part 6: Keep roasting the chicken

How to Make Roasted Chicken Thighs

Cook additional 10-20 minutes, brushing sauce on meat 2 more times.

Part 7: Almost done!

Remove chicken from oven. Remove skin and apply one last coat of sauce.

Step 8: Finished

Serve and enjoy!

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