5 from 4 votes
Garlic Ranch Baked Chicken Thighs - the easiest and most delicious way to make chicken thighs. The skin is crispy, while the meat juicy and full of flavor.
Garlic Ranch Baked Chicken Thighs
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

We love chicken thighs for their dark meat that's tender and juicy. They are also very inexpensive and easy to make, just toss the chicken thighs with ranch seasoning and garlic, then bake! This recipe for Garlic Ranch Baked Chicken Thighs is our go-to recipe for busy weeknight dinners.

Course: Main Course
Servings: 9
Calories: 567 kcal
Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Ingredients
Ingredients for Garlic Ranch Seasoning for Baked Chicken Thighs
Also:
  • 4 lb chicken thighs about 9 pcs
Instructions
How to make Garlic Ranch Baked Chicken
  1. Preheat oven to 500F with the baking rack in the middle. Line a 9"x13" rimmed pan with parchment paper or foil for easier cleanup. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl whisk together until combined 3 Tbsp ranch seasoning, 1 Tbsp smoked Paprika, 1 tsp black ground pepper, 1.5 Tbsp garlic powder, 1.5 tsp salt and 4 Tbsp of oil.
  3. Trim the chicken thighs from the extra fat and skin leaving only enough skin to cover the top of the thigh. Alternatively, you can remove the skin completely. Pat dry the chicken thighs with paper towels.
  4. Combine the chicken thighs and seasoning together in a large ziplock bag or a bowl and massage the seasoning into the meat.
How to bake chicken
  1. Arrange the chicken thighs on a  baking sheet, tucking the ends of each thigh under itself and stretching the skin over the top. Now, place the pan into the preheated to 500F oven and bake at 500F the first 15 minutes and then 375F for 45 minutes.

  2. About 30 minutes into the cooking loosely tent the top with foil to prevent the top from burning. Start to check if the chicken is done about 55 minutes from the start of baking. Depending on the size of the chicken thighs and your oven you might need more or less time than indicated. When the meat is easily torn off the chicken with a fork and the internal temperature registers at 165F the chicken thighs are done baking.
  3. Remove from the oven, then transfer the chicken thighs to a serving plate and allow to rest for about 10 minutes before eating. This will allow the juices to be redistributed, which will prevent the meat from being dry. Garnish with parsley or cilantro if you wish
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Ranch Baked Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 567 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 68%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 222mg 74%
Sodium 612mg 26%
Potassium 506mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 12.2%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 10.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.