Friday, June 17, 2011

Oven Baked Marinated Chicken Thighs

Oven Baked Marinated Chicken Thighs recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

This is flavorful and tender chicken that can be cooked on the grill or in the oven. I served this with Roasted Red Potatoes and Sauteed Summer Squash, Bell Peppers and Onions and my entire family enjoyed the whole meal. My oldest son says that it reminds him of his favorite restaurant chicken, a huge plus for this recipe.

I've made this chicken a few different times now and marinating the chicken for the full 24 hours makes a big difference in the flavor for this recipe. The directions below are for baking in the oven, but this chicken also works great on the grill.

Oven Baked Marinated Chicken Thighs
(printable recipe)

1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
4 tablespoons lemon juice
4 teaspoons dry mustard
2 teaspoons black pepper
6-8 boneless skinless chicken thighs

Whisk together everything except the chicken for the marinade. Place the chicken into a gallon size ziploc bag and then pour the marinade over it. Place in the refrigerator and let it marinate for 24 hours. Turn the bag over a couple times throughout the day, to ensure that everything is covered in marinade.

When you are ready to cook the chicken, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with foil and then place the chicken thighs on the foil. Bake for 25-35 minutes, checking every few minutes after 25. Chicken thighs will not turn white, so determine whether it is done cooking by when the juices are clear. Enjoy!


  1. Super chicken recipe - right up my alley! I'll be gratefully using this many times

  2. 350 for 35 mins?? Are you crazy that will be pink around the bone.. 350 50 mins - 1 hr comes out perfect every time..

    1. This recipe calls for boneless skinless chicken thighs, which will be completely cooked through in the designated time, Bryan. However, if you choose to use bone-in chicken thighs (a delicious choice as well) then yes, they will need to cook for 1 hour.