I remember when I was in high school, you could not pay me to eat chicken thighs. I was terrified of the fat and honestly that is was gross. Flash forward to today and you will find me day dreaming about them!
What you will love about this recipe is how juicy and crispy the chicken is. I kept the seasoning simple as I didn’t want to take away from the natural chicken flavor. The best part is the rendered fat. If you don’t render the fat on your meat you’re doing it wrong!
This is not a sponsored post by any means, but what truly gives the chicken it’s crispy texture is extra virgin avocado oil. I would always use olive oil, but decided to change it up and see what happens. It was the best decision I have ever made.
If you are unsure of what the different between regular and extra virgin avocado oil is, you aren’t alone. It turns out extra virgin is cold pressed avocados (or olives for olive oil), where as regular can be a blend of oils. Be careful with the oils you buy as some brands cut their oils significant.
You can’t go wrong with these chicken thighs especially for a meal prep idea! Instead of serving them immediately, I let them cool completely then store in glass containers. Then I create meals with the chicken as I need them!
I truly hope you enjoy the recipe!
The Best Chicken Thighs
These chicken thighs are the best you will ever taste no question asked!
- 1 lbs Chicken Thighs
- 2 tbsps Extra Virgin Avocado Oil
- 2 tsp Garlic Powder
- Salt + Pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with tin foil (the tin foil is optional).
Place the chicken thighs onto the baking sheet
In a bowl, pour in 1 tbsp of avocado oil and brush the chicken down.
On the same side, season with 1 tsp garlic powder and salt and pepper for taste.
Flip the chicken over and do the same to the other side.
Bake in the oven for 30-minutes, flip, and cook for an additional 30-minutes.
Remove the chicken from the oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving or storing in a glass container.
A great pairing with the chicken are my purple sweet potato fries, which can be found here. If you do make this recipe (which isn’t optional) be sure to tag me on Instagram! I love to see how you change up the recipe and make it your own!