Crispy Chicken Thighs

I love this super easy crispy chicken thighs! Dark meat is so meat and chicken thighs can go on sale super cheap (sometimes as low as 70 cents a pound) during BBQ season. You can make these with either bone in or boneless, the cooking times will just change. Either way you peel the skin off before breading! My recipe is based off the family pack of boneless, skinless chicken thighs from Vons. So while it only says I think is somewhere in the 3-4lb arena. That makes us dinner and 2 generous lunches for NerdDad.

6 skinless chicken thighs
2 cups panko bread crumbs
1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
Oil Spray (such as Pam)
Put your panko crumbs, paprika, salt and pepper into a plastic bag (zip close or twist tie, your choice). Now I usually do this in 2 batches. Then I put in 1 chicken thigh (I really do this one at a time), close the bag and shake. Make sure the thigh is covered in crumbs and place it onto a lined sheet tray ugly side up. Continue this process until all your thighs are breaded and placed on the tray. Then lightly spray the thighs with oil spray. Then put your thighs into a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes (20 minutes if they have bones). Then flip the thighs and put them back in for another 10 minutes (or 15-20 minutes if you have bones). If you aren’t sure if they are done, the thermometer should read 180 degrees.
That is it! I often serve just over rice with a side of broccoli. It is a huge hit with the whole family.

4 thoughts on “Crispy Chicken Thighs”

  1. Mmmm these look fabulous. My hubby prefers the dark meat and I just cooked up a batch of chicken thighs last week (on sale! oh yeah!). I'll bookmark this for next time, thanks!

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