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How Long to Bake Bone-in Chicken Thighs at 350

How Long to Bake Bone-in Chicken Thighs at 350? We will show you how to make them perfect in a cast iron skillet. Baked bone in chicken thighs recipe that is made in one pot! So easy and done from start to finish in just 30 minutes with only 5 ingredients. Delicious.

How Long to Bake Bone-in Chicken Thighs at 350

I always see great deals on chicken thighs at the store, but never quite know what to do with them. The other day I decided I was just going to figure out an easy way to make baked bone in chicken thighs at 350 that we all would like, and I definitely should’ve done it much sooner! They were delicious. (affiliate links present, originally published 12/16)

Bone in Chicken Thighs in Oven

This quick chicken thigh recipe is our favorite one pot meal. We are a busy family and love one pot meals! Don’t know why I veered away from chicken thighs. Maybe it is because my mom never really cooked them when I was a kid. I was just so unfamiliar with them for that reason.

Frequently I cook a whole chicken in the oven and eat the thighs then. But I never picked up a package at the store until a few years ago. It wasn’t something that my mom made often when I was growing up so I had always just enjoyed chicken breasts, until now. These are now our favorite cuts, cheaper, more moist, and so easy to cook to tender.

baked bone in chicken thighs

How long to Bake Chicken Thighs at 350 uncovered

Cast iron skillets are great for recipes like this one. If you don’t have one or have never used one they are fabulous (and not just for Grandmas anymore). You can find a cast iron skillet similar to mine. Throw it on the stove, then transfer it to the oven. You can cook it all in just one pan. My kinda’ cooking!

First you want to add some olive oil to your pan. This is your friend for this easy chicken thigh recipe. It will add some moisture and at the same time give the skin something to brown really nicely. To me, dark meat really needs some crunch with well seasoned skin. What we used to make this was;

  • 6 chicken thighs bone in, can use boneless, but will take a bit less time to cook
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced/diced
  • Salt
  • Oregano
  • 4-5 mushrooms
  • 1/2 c cherry tomatoes halved is a nice touch

Cast Iron Chicken Thighs

I would have a meat thermometer handy so you do not over cook chicken thighs and dry out the meat. Bake time is about 40 minutes because you will have already browned it for about 10 on the stove. If you used boneless skinless chicken thighs in the oven you could decrease by about 10 minutes since it doesn’t take as long.

cast iron skillet

How to Bake Chicken Thighs at 350

Then put your thighs (by themselves) in the pan and cook on low. This will allow them to brown just a bit on the bottom. Add your veggies, throw it in the oven, and the whole thing is done in about 45-50 minutes. Seriously, you can just transfer the whole skillet full of food right into the preheated oven.

Then when done just put a trivet on the table and serve right in the pan. It looks pretty that way anyway. Quite frankly it makes it so much easier, so it’s a win win in my book. If we don’t have time to cook smoked chicken thighs this one is super easy to make and very few ingredients.

  • Put about 3-4 tbsp. of olive oil in your cast iron skillet with the mined garlic on low. Place chicken thighs in the pan and cook for about 10 minutes until skin is crispy browned. 
  • Quarter your mushrooms and put in a bowl with about 3-4 tbsp. of olive oil, pinch of salt, and oregano and toss until lightly coated.
  • After 10 minutes in skillet add mushrooms and cherry tomatoes around chicken and place in oven at 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes or until top of chicken skin is lightly browned

Of course oven baked chicken thighs need the internal temperature to be 165 degrees F to be safe to consume. You need to remove from the heat source and insert the thermometer into the thickest part to get the most accurate read.

easy-chicken-thigh-recipe

Baked Bone in Chicken Thighs

Take a peek at our cast iron skillet care post to keep your pan lasting a long long time. Yes you can use another oven safe pan or pot to make this but I will tell you that a skillet like this is so versatile, I highly recommend using it to cook meats.

Our air fryer chicken thighs are quite amazing as well if you do have that countertop appliance. You get a really crispy skin outcome this way. And other similar recipes you would enjoy:

Want to use boneless chicken thighs, follow our baked teriyaki chicken thighs recipe here.

air fryer chicken thighs

Bone-in Chicken Thighs at 350

How long does it take bone-in chicken thighs at 350?

You are looking at a total of 40-50 minutes depending on how large they are. I like to brown the skin in a cast iron skillet on the stovetop first for 10 minutes, then transfer to the oven at 350 degrees F for the remaining time. This way the juices stay in and the meat remains juicy and tender.

Is it better to bake chicken thighs at 350 or 400?

Low and slow is always better if you have the time. To crisp the skin you can increase the heat to 400 at the end, or brown on the stove before adding it into the oven initially. Baked chicken thighs at 350 degrees F with our recipe here come out amazingly delicious.

Can you overcook chicken thighs in the oven?

You absolutely can. Keep an eye on them and follow your recipe of choice to get the insides to a safe 165 degrees but no higher or it will dry out. Remember that the internal temperature will rise another 3-5 degrees as it rests so removing at 160 will keep it as moist and tender as possible.

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How Long to Bake Bone-in Chicken Thighs at 350

How long to bake bone-in chicken thighs at 350 in one pot! So easy and done from start to finish in just 30 minutes with only 5 ingredients. Delicious.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked, bone in, chicken thighs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 501kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

  • 1 cast iron skillet or baking sheet

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Put about 3-4 tbsp. of olive oil in your cast iron skillet with the mined garlic on low. Place chicken thighs in the pan and cook for about 10 minutes until skin is crispy browned. 
  • Quarter your mushrooms and put in a bowl with about 3-4 tbsp. of olive oil, pinch of salt, and oregano and toss until lightly coated.
  • After 10 minutes in skillet add mushrooms and cherry tomatoes around chicken and place in oven at 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes or until top of chicken skin is lightly browned and chicken thighs are cooked thru to 165 degrees F. Serve!!

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Nutrition Facts
How Long to Bake Bone-in Chicken Thighs at 350
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 501 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
Cholesterol 166mg55%
Sodium 134mg6%
Potassium 458mg13%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 223IU4%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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kerrri carrasco

Thursday 29th of December 2016

This looks amazing. I have been looking for meals like this that I can make in my new le Creuset braiser. Thanks!

The Typical Mom

Thursday 29th of December 2016

OH yeah!! Let me know what you think!

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