Garlic-Roasted Chicken Thighs

As the chicken cooks, the sharp bite of garlic mellows. Add even more garlic at the start of cooking for a deeper garlic flavor. Slideshow:  More Chicken Thigh Recipes 

Garlic-Roasted Chicken Thighs
Photo: © Scott Hocker
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 4 large bone-in chicken thighs, with skin (about 2 pounds)

  • Salt

  • Freshly ground pepper

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or pressed through a garlic press

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°.

  2. Season the chicken thighs liberally on all sides with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, combine the garlic and olive oil. Brush the olive oil mixture on the chicken thighs. Roast in the oven, skin-side up, until the chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes. Serve.

Make Ahead

The salt-and-pepper-seasoned chicken can be kept in the refrigerator uncovered for up to two days.

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