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close up of chicken thighs in butter sauce inside of a cast iron skillet

Garlic Butter Baked Chicken Thighs

Garlic butter chicken thighs are easy to make and taste great with your favorite sides. Make this recipe for dinner tonight in just 30 minutes!
Course dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked chicken thighs, chicken thighs, garlic butter chicken thighs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
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Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 214kcal



  • Preheat your oven to 400F degrees. Move oven rack to center. Pat chicken thighs dry with paper towel and season all over with salt and black pepper.
  • Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet (10-inch) over medium heat. Place the chicken thighs skin-side down and sear until the skin is golden and crispy. It’s about 5 minutes (they will not be cooked through at this point).
  • Flip your chicken over once the skin is crispy. If your chicken thighs releases a lot of fat, dispose it using a spoon.
  • Place butter in the same skillet. When the butter is melted, add minced garlic. Stir the garlic around the pan for 30 seconds.
  • Place the whole skillet in the oven and bake for 30 mins for until chicken gets the internal temperature at 165°F.
  • When the chicken is cooked, spoon some of the garlic butter sauce over the top of each chicken thigh. Top with parsley before serving.



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  • If you do not have an oven-safe skillet, you can transfer the chicken thighs to a baking dish to bake. 
  • To tell if the thighs are cooked, use an instant-read thermometer to measure the internal temperature of the thighs, which should be 165°F.
  • Make sure to get chicken thighs with the bone in and skin on for maximum flavour. 
  • To store: Store leftover thighs in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 
  • To reheat: Reheat the chicken thighs in the oven to keep the skin crispy. 
  • To freeze: You can freeze cooked chicken for up to 3 months in a freezer-safe bag. 


Serving: 1/5 | Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 15mg