This Baked Boneless Chicken Thighs recipe can be on your table in less than 30 minutes!
I’ve said this many times, but baked boneless chicken thighs are one of my favorite ingredients for a quick weeknight meal. This recipe can be on your table in less than 30 minutes. I know in my house, that makes it an absolute win!
It has taken me awhile to embrace chicken thighs. Over the past few years I’ve smartened up and have mostly ditched the dry, flavorless chicken breasts in turn for boneless chicken thighs that can be baked in the oven. This recipe is so easy with its simple and flavorful sauce. I add this chicken to rice, serve it on a bun for sandwiches, or toss it into a salad.
I created this baked boneless chicken thigh recipe after cleaning out my fridge and noticing I had a jar of Oyster Sauce that I hadn’t used in a bit. Oyster Sauce is a sauce made from oysters as well as soy sauce. It’s often used in Asian cooking and adds the most incredible flavor to chicken dishes like this one.
Although I highly recommend using Oyster sauce in this recipe (you can find it at most major supermarkets in the Asian food aisle), if you need to substitute I recommend the following: double the amount of soy sauce, replace equally with Hoisin sauce or use teriyaki sauce instead. Either way, you’ll end up with a meal that’s quick to put on the table and incredibly delicious.
Tips for Making Baked Boneless Chicken Thighs
For those not used to making baked boneless chicken thighs, here are a few tips to help. First of all, when you bake chicken thighs you’ll either want to spray the baking sheet, line your sheet pan with foil, or use a silicone type baking mat. The silicone mat is your best bet if you don’t want to add oil to your sheet pan (since chicken thighs are slightly higher in fat). Otherwise, make sure you either spray your sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray or lightly brush it with olive oil.
Another tip – chicken thighs bake really quickly, so don’t overcook. Most boneless chicken thighs can be baked in 20 minutes or less at 425° (although you will want to make sure your chicken thighs are at an internal temperature of 165°F before removing from the oven). The bonus about baked boneless chicken thighs is, even if you cook for a bit longer than you meant to, they won’t dry out like chicken breasts. They are tender, juicy and flavorful no matter what!
If you’re ready to make dinnertime easier and more delicious, ditch the chicken breasts and give this Baked Boneless Chicken Thighs recipe with Peppers and Onions a try! Your family will thank you!
Baked Boneless Chicken Thighs with Peppers and Onions
A versatile boneless chicken thighs recipe that can be on your table in less than 30 minutes.
- 4 skinless boneless chicken thighs (approximately 1 pound)
- 4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 4 Tablespoons Oyster Sauce (see blog post for substitutions)
- 4 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 red bell pepper cut into thin strips
- 1/2 orange or yellow bell pepper cut into thin strips
- 1/2 yellow onion cut into thin strips
Preheat oven to 425° F. Place chicken thighs in a large bowl.
In a small measuring cup, whisk together olive oil, oyster sauce, soy sauce, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour half the mixture over the chicken and toss until well coated.
Add the peppers and onions to the bowl and pour the remaining sauce over the chicken and vegetables and toss again until well coated.
Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or tin foil. If using tin foil (or the sheet pan directly) brush a small amount of oil onto the pan/foil.
Add the chicken and vegetables to the baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven when temperature reaches 165° F. For slightly crispy, more roasted vegetables, continue cooking under the broiler on high for an additional 3 minutes, watching closely. (Broiler step is optional).
Here's a simple tip if you are using more than 4 chicken thighs. Simply increase the olive oil, oyster sauce and soy sauce by 1 Tablespoon per chicken thigh.
Do you want more easy baked chicken thighs recipes? Check out these favorites:
- Courtney at Sweet C’s Designs has a keto friendly Baked Ranch Chicken Thighs recipe that is full of flavor, and kid approved too!
- Melanie at Melanie Cooks has a baked chicken thighs recipe that uses simple spices you have on hand.
- I have to share my most favorite recipe for chicken thighs on Dine & Dish…Honey BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs.
- Easy Lime Baked Chicken Thighs is an absolute favorite from Taste and Tell