Cumin Baked Chicken Thighs


Fragrant and slightly spicy, these cumin-spiced chicken thighs are wonderful served with basmati rice. Plus:  More Great Chicken Recipes 

Cumin Baked Chicken Thighs
Photo: © Todd Porter & Diane Cu
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs, with skin

  • Kosher or sea salt, to taste

  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • Chopped cilantro, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. In a large bowl combine the olive oil, ground cumin, soy sauce and garlic. Toss the chicken in the marinade.

  4. Lay the chicken on the lined baking sheet skin side down. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Turn the chicken over, and then bake for another 10 minutes, until cooked through.

  5. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

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