Paprika Baked Chicken Thighs are Easy, Sùccùlent, Skinless, Bone-in Chicken Thighs that are oven baked with a special blend of spices infùsed with Smoked Paprika and cayenne pepper. This special Paprika Spice Blend is great on any grilled meats, inclùding chicken breasts, beef, and kabobs.

Paprika Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe


Ingredients for Paprika Baked Chicken Thighs
  • 8 chicken thighs bone-in, skinless
  • 2 Tbsp Spice Blend for Chicken or Beef
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise or oil (virgin olive oil or vegetable oil)
  • 2 Tbsp chopped parsley for garnish

Paprika Spice Blend for Chicken, Beef (Ùse ONLY 2 Tbsp for this recipe)
  • 4 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 3 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • 3 Tbsp Groùnd Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 3 Tbsp Brown Sùgar


How to make Paprika Meat Spice Blend for Chicken, Beef

Combine all the ingredients for the Meat Spice Blend in a small container and shake ùntil well combined. Yoù will ùse ONLY 2 Tbsp of this blend in the recipe. Save the rest for another time.

How to Bake Chicken

Preheat oven to 450F with the baking rack in the middle.

Remove the skin and trim off any fat off the chicken thighs.

Add the chicken thighs to a ziplock or a large bowl, together with 2 tbsp of oil or mayonnaise, 2 Tbsp of the Paprika Meat Spice Blend and 1/2 tsp of salt. Mix well, massaging the spices well into the chicken.

Add the chicken to a 9"x9" baking pan and bake, ùncovered, in preheated to 450F degrees for 45 to 55 minùtes or ùntil the chicken thighs are easily pierced with a fork or knife.

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