Paprika Baked Chicken Thighs

IngredientsIngredients 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 (Use ONLY 2 Tbsp for this recipe)

  • 4 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 3 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • 3 Tbsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 3 Tbsp Brown Sugar

InstructionsHow to make Paprika Meat Spice Blend for Chicken, Beef

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

How to Bake Chicken

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F with the baking rack in the middle. 
  2. Remove the skin and trim off any fat off the chicken thighs.
  3. 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.
  4. Add the chicken to a 9″x9″ baking pan and bake, uncovered, in preheated to 450°F degrees for 45 to 55 minutes or until the chicken thighs are easily pierced with a fork or knife.

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Paprika Baked Chicken Thighs
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