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Oven Baked Chicken Thighs

Marinated Oven Baked Chicken Thighs

Juicy and flavorful oven baked chicken thighs with a sweet soy sauce that makes itself in the pan.

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Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 147 kcal



  • 6 to 8 (1.5 to 2 pounds, total) bone-in, skinless chicken thighs
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon (or to taste) smoked or sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary


  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sugar free maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • sliced green onions, for garnish (optional)


  1. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  2. Combine paprika, thyme, basil, and rosemary in a small mixing bowl; rub the prepared seasoning around each chicken thigh.

  3. Transfer chicken thighs to a 9x13 baking dish. Set aside.
  4. In a small mixing bowl combine soy sauce, maple syrup, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, vinegar, and garlic; mix until thoroughly incorporated.

  5. Pour marinade over chicken thighs.
  6. Cover the chicken thighs and set in the fridge for 1 hour, or up to 8 hours.
  7. Preheat oven to 425F.
  8. Remove chicken from fridge and let stand on the counter while oven preheats.
  9. Remove the cover and bake chicken for 35 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165F. Half way through cooking, baste the chicken with the liquid.

  10. Turn on the broiler and continue to cook for 3 to 4 more minutes, or until golden brown on top.

  11. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes on the counter.
  12. Serve chicken with the pan sauce and garnish with green onions.

Recipe Notes




  • Store completely cooled leftovers in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can also keep cooked chicken thighs in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Facts
Marinated Oven Baked Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving (1 thigh + sauce)
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 456mg19%
Potassium 225mg6%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 220IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.