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.
Preheat oven to 500°F with the baking rack in the middle. Line a 9"x13" rimmed pan with parchment paper or foil for easier cleanup. Set aside.
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.
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 500°F oven and bake at 500°F the first 15 minutes and then 375°F for 45 minutes.
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 165°F the chicken thighs are done baking.
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