Best Ever Oven Fried Chicken Thighs | Super Crispy 5-Ingredients Chicken Thighs
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Continental
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Serves: 2 Servings
  • Chicken thighs – 8, skin-on & bone-in
  • Baking powder – ½ tbsp + ¼ tsp
  • Cayenne pepper – ½ tsp
  • Sweet paprika – 2 tsp
  • Black pepper – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Buffalo sauce – 4 to 6 tbsp
  1. Preheat your oven to 220 C/430F and place the wire rack at center of the oven. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil, then place a grilling rack on top of the lined tray.
  2. Wash and pat dry the chicken thighs using paper towels really well. The drier you make the skin, the crispier they will be.
  3. Sprinkle cayenne pepper, paprika, baking powder, pepper & salt over the chicken thighs and gently rub them in with your hands on all side of the thighs ensuring uniform coverage including all the nooks & crannies.
  4. Arrange the coated chicken thighs on the grilling rack, leaving a little space between the pieces. You may want to spray the cooling rack with some oil to minimize sticking.
  5. Insert the chicken thighs into the preheated oven and bake them at 220 C / 430 F using convection mode. This is very important. You must use convection mode to get that ultra-crispiness.
  6. Bake the chicken thighs for 45 – 50 minutes until internal temperature reaches 75°C/165°F or juices run clear when pierced in the middle using the edge of a knife.
  7. Take the chicken thighs out of the oven and let them rest for 5 minutes. This resting time will ensure that the skin on the thighs retains much of its crispiness after tossing them in Buffalo sauce.
  8. After 5 minutes of resting, toss the chicken thighs in Buffalo sauce. You may use any sauce you prefer and not only buffalo sauce. You can also go for a combination of hot sauce and BBQ sauce.
  9. Alternatively, you can skip the tossing and serve the crispy chicken thighs with a dipping sauce on the side; my favorite is ranch dipping sauce! Enjoy!
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