Make these Paprika Baked Chicken Thighs for an easy, weeknight meal. Serve the chicken with a salad or steamed vegetables, or your favorite side dish.

This tasty chicken thigh dinner is baked with paprika and loaded with flavor. Serve with peas and roasted potatoes for an easy weeknight dinner.

Recipe Highlights

  • The chicken thighs are simply seasoned with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Prep in 15 minutes and cook in 35 minutes. Get these chicken thighs from the fridge to the table in under an hour!
  • Add the leftovers to a salad for an easy lunch the next day.

Recipe Steps

  1. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the oil, seasonings, and chicken in a bowl and toss to coat.
  3. Transfer the chicken thighs to the baking sheet and pop it in the oven for 35 minutes.
  4. Let the Paprika Baked Chicken Thighs rest for five minutes before serving. It pairs well with green peas and roasted potatoes.
Chicken thighs generously coated in oil, paprika, salt, and pepper and placed on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Are Chicken Thighs Healthy?

  • Chicken is a great source of lean protein, plus micronutrients including selenium and B vitamins.
  • Chicken thighs tend to be a bit higher in fat than chicken breasts, but they are also more flavorful and tend to be less dry.
  • As with all animal products, it is best to choose organic and pasture-raised brands to avoid added hormones and antibiotics. Plus, raising chickens on pasture as opposed to keeping them in cages is so much better for the animals.

Top Tips

  • Toss the chicken thighs in the oil and seasoning mixture well to make sure they are fully coated.
  • Let the Paprika Baked Chicken Thighs rest for 5 minutes before serving to allow the juices to redistribute.
  • Store leftovers in a tightly-sealed container for up to four days.
  • Use the leftover chicken on a green salad or chop it and use it in your favorite chicken salad recipe.
This easy weeknight dinner of paprika coated chicken thighs is tasty and cooks in under an hour.

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Paprika Baked Chicken Thighs


Make these Paprika Baked Chicken Thighs for an easy, weeknight meal. Serve the chicken with a salad or steamed vegetables, or your favorite side dish. 


  • 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 6 pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, place the chicken thighs. Add the olive oil, paprika, salt, and pepper, and stir so the chicken is coated with the oil and seasonings.
  3. Transfer the chicken to the baking sheet. Bake for 35 minutes or until an internal thermometer reaches 165F.
  4. Let the chicken rest for about 5 minutes after removing it from the oven. Then, serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator in a tightly-sealed container for up to 4 days.
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Paleo, gluten-free, Whole30

Keywords: chicken thighs, chicken dinner, whole30 chicken recipe

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