Best Baked Chicken Thighs Recipes

BBQ Chicken Thighs

Healthy Baked Chicken Thighs

This sucks.  The secret is out.  T’was a time you could pick up a few packs of chicken thighs very inexpensively.  I’m talkin’ $4 for 12 of them!  But the word got out about how many restaurants were featuring them on their menus.  And the Poultry Dealers saw gold.  Trendy equals money.

Nevertheless, Chicken Thighs are more expensive now, but they are still worth it!  Those juicier and sweeter mini-breasts are the best part of the bird!

That being said, they are the least healthy part of the bird. And when coupled with a sweet BBQ sauce, are even less so. 

Healthy Baked Chicken Thighs

The following is a healthy(er) version: Ingredients
8-10 chicken thighs
4oz tomato paste
2 oz spicy mustard
1 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp Kosher salt
2 tsps fresh ground black pepper
2 oz local honey

Pre Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Clean and pat dry chicken thighs and set aside.  Mix all remaining ingredients in a bowl with a whisk.

Place chicken skin side DOWN in a shallow 13 x 9 baking dish/pan.

Moving along, Brush half of the remaining ingredients (BBQ Sauce) mix onto the chicken.  Flip the chicken thighs over so they are skin side UP!  Brush the chicken skins with the remaining BBQ sauce Mix.

Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees.

Raise heat to BROIL and Broil the chicken for an additional 6 minutes

Healthier Option

Wanna go even healthier and still have AWESOME Chicken thighs?  Then instead of the BBQ sauce recipe above, add 1 TBSP Garlic powder, 1 TSP of Kosher Salt and 1 TSP black pepper to 4oz Olive Oil.  Then follow the instructions above.  This is actually my favorite way to enjoy baked chicken thighs!

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