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Crispy Roasted Chicken Thighs

3.78 from 35 votes

Crispy Chicken Thighs via Food by Mars (paleo, keto, AIP, Whole30)

Crispy Roasted Chicken Thighs are MY FAVORITE easy weeknight meal. Paired with some simple veggies and salad, and you’ve got a flavorful, easy (with minimal clean-up… yay) type o’ meal! This is a basic and essential one to add to your back pocket. Using a baking sheet with grates on top is how the chicken gets so crispy without any need for flour or baking soda/powder. The air in the oven circulates underneath so it doesn’t get soggy and the tin foil or parchment paper catches the juices so you have less to clean. Win-win.

Crispy Chicken Thighs via Food by Mars (paleo, keto, AIP, Whole30)


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Crispy Roasted Chicken Thighs (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

Crispy Chicken Thighs via Food by Mars (paleo, keto, AIP, Whole30)

Crispy Roasted Chicken Thighs

3.78 from 35 votes
One of my favorite go-to, no-fuss, delicious chicken recipes! It's gluten-free, paleo, AIP, Whole30 - you name it. Just chicken and your favorite spices.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 4 people


  • 2 lbs chicken thighs (with skin)
  • sea salt
  • spices of choice (I love using rosemary and garlic powder)


  • Preheat oven to 400f degrees.
  • Prep a baking sheet with tin foil or parchment paper (for easy clean-up) with a grate on top for crispy skin.
  • Rinse the chicken thighs and pat them dry with a paper towel so they can get crispy.
  • Season chicken thighs to taste on both sides. Tip: if you're using garlic or onion flakes for example (anything that can burn), sprinkle on the underside of the thighs.
  • Place chicken thighs skin-side up on the grates and bake for 35-45 minutes. You don't need to flip chicken, they should be crispy when you remove! Serve.
Keywords: chicken, paleo

Crispy Chicken Thighs via Food by Mars (paleo, keto, AIP, Whole30)


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    • I actually have another post with a watercress salad and homemade dressing! love serving it with greens in any form, check out my garlic kale too! xx

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