SPICY CHICKEN - BAKED, BONELESS & SKINLESS CHICKEN THIGHLoaded with flavor and super easy to make, spicy baked chicken thighs take 10 minutes to make. Dinner couldn't be any easier!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 35 mins
- Total Time: 40 mins
- Course: Main Course
- Cuisine: American, British
- 6-8 chicken thigh
- 5-6 tbsp ketchup
- 1 tsp Alcoeats Chicken Masala Powder
- 1 tsp garlic granules (powdered garlic)
- 1 tsp chili flake (substitute with cayenne pepper)
- 1 tsp ginger granules
- Salt to taste
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp paprika (can be substituted with smoked paprika)
- 1 tsp mixed herbs (can be substituted with thyme)
- Add all the ingredients except the chicken into a bowl. Mix till well combined and set aside (taste the sauce and adjust if needed).
- Wash your chicken (this is entirely optional) and pat dry.
- Add the chicken to the marinade and mix till well combined. Marinate the chicken overnight or for a minimum of 30 minutes. If time is in short supply, bake chicken immediately.
- Preheat the oven at 356°F(180⁰C) or according to the chicken packet instructions. Use 375⁰F(190⁰C) if using a conventional oven.
- Place baking paper or foil on a baking tray. Add the chicken and keep the sauce for basting.
- Put the chicken in the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or till well cooked and the water from the chicken runs out.
- Remove from the oven. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before launching into it!
- Enjoy your spicy baked chicken with any side of your choice.
- After 20 minutes of baking, baste the chicken with the remaining sauce. Repeat after another 10 minutes.
- For moist chicken, cover the baking tray with foil and bake for 35-40 minutes. After that, remove the foil and place the chicken back in the oven for another 5 minutes.
- For healthier baked chicken breast/thighs, remove the skin on the chicken and follow all the steps for this recipe.
What's in this chicken thigh marinade?
- Crushed chili flake (substitute with cayenne pepper)
- Chicken seasoning (optional)
- Garlic granules (or powdered garlic)
- Ginger granules
- Pinch of salt (optional)
- Vegetable oil (optional)
- Mixed herbs (substitute with thyme)
- Paprika (optional)
How long can you marinate chicken?
- Add all ingredients for the chicken marinade to a bowl. Mix till well combined and set aside (taste the marinade and adjust accordingly for salt and seasoning)
- Wash the chicken (this is optional) and pat dry.
- Add the chicken to the marinade and mix till well combined.
- Leave the chicken to marinate overnight for the best results or at least 30 minutes. You can bake chicken immediately ONLY IF time is of the essence.
How long can you bake chicken thighs in the oven?
- Preheat the oven to 356°F (180⁰C) or according to the chicken packet instructions. Use 375⁰F (190⁰C) if using a conventional oven.
- Keep baking paper or foil on a baking tray. Put in the chicken and reserve the sauce for basting.
- Place the chicken in the oven. Bake it for 45 minutes (until well cooked), and water from the chicken drains.
- After baking for 20 minutes, baste the chicken with some remaining sauce. Repeat after 10 minutes.
- For moist chicken, cover the baking tray with foil and bake for around 35-40 minutes. Remove the foil and put the chicken back in the oven to dry up.
The approximate cooking times are 40 to 50 minutes for 4-to-8-ounce chicken thighs roasted at 350˚F. They take about 25 to 30 minutes to bake at 425˚F.
Boneless, skinless dark meat is more flavorful compared to chicken breasts. Roasting, slow cooking, and grilling are the best cooking methods for boneless skinless thighs.
No. Washing can spread germs from the chicken to other food or utensils in your kitchen. It's true! Cooking chicken well kills more germs than washing it. You should not wash any meat, poultry, or eggs before cooking.
Dark meat, like chicken thighs or legs, will take longer to cook because they have a higher density and fat content. Boneless thighs will take 20 to 30 minutes to cook at 350˚F, depending on their size. Boned chunks will need an extra 15 minutes in the oven.
No. Chicken thighs are almost impossible to overcook. While thighs or drumsticks are just fine when fully cooked to an internal temperature of 175˚F, it gets even better at 195˚F — unlike white meat, which gets hard and leathery.
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