If you want to take a break from chicken breast, which is one of the most common meal choices, when it comes to meat, chicken thighs are a great option. First of all, they are lean, but the meat is juicier. Second, you can bake them in a variety of ways, bone in, skin on or without any of those.

Baked chicken thighs are ver versatile. You can experiment with seasoning and various flavors, you can eat them as a dinner entree with any side dish of your choice, you can shred the meat to be used in homemade salads or sandwiches.

Cooking baked chicken thighs is a simple and quick process which requires very little experience around the kitchen. It’s best to use a meat thermometer, especially if you’re cooking your chicken thighs bone in. If you’re cooking your chicken bone in, if the pieces are too large, if your oven functions in peculiar ways, you can end up with crispy crust on the outside and red meat at the bone inside. You get the idea.

So, it’s best to simply stick the thermometer in the thickest part of the meat to gauge the temperature. Food safe temperature for chicken thighs is 165F.

Don’t be afraid to overcook your chicken thighs. They are much juicier than chicken breast, so the meat won’t overdraw too easily.

Other than that, the method is simple. Take as many thighs as the quantity of servings you want to make, pick a recipe of choice. Follow the simple steps below to bake perfect chicken thigh.

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