Since starting the Keto diet, I have learned to love chicken thighs. I know that sounds weird, but up until about a month ago, I never bought chicken thighs before. Honestly, I don’t know why…they are so much cheaper than chicken breasts AND they have a lot more flavor too! One of my favorite recipes that uses chicken thighs is this Chorizo Chicken Soup recipe. It’s delicious! The other day I picked up a package of chicken thighs and made one of the best dinners, even my son declared it a winner! This spicy chicken thighs recipe is also Keto friendly!! Not only is it Keto friendly, but it is also the best chicken thigh recipe EVER!
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Spicy Chicken Thighs Recipe
- Package of Chicken Thighs w/Skin (I used a 5.5 lb package)
- 6 TBS Unsalted Butter, melted
- 3/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
- Garlic and Pepper Seasoning (I used my favorite blend)
Pro Tip…pick up this silicone baking mat. It really helps to crips up your chicken thighs. I use it ALL the time!
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Season your chicken thighs on both sides with your garlic and pepper seasoning.
- Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl. Mix the Frank’s Red Hot Sauce in with the butter.
- Dip each chicken thigh into the butter and hot sauce mixture, allowing excess to drip off before placing it on your baking sheet with sides, skin side down (I like the Norpro Stainless Steel Baking Pan). For more even cooking, place a rack on top of the baking sheet.
- Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes. After the time is up, take the chicken out of the oven, turn the oven to broil (on high), flip the chicken over so it is skin side up, and broil for 15 minutes to get the skin nice and crispy. You may want to rotate the pan halfway through. Don’t they look like the best roasted chicken thighs?
If you are looking for recipes for chicken thighs, this is a must try recipe! I think next time I make them, I will use this spicy garlic seasoning I picked up to add an extra kick! I know some people prefer boneless skinless chicken thighs and that’s OK. I’m sure you could use them in this recipe. You may want to reserve some of the butter/hot sauce mixture to brush on to the chicken periodically while they cook, but it should still turn out great. I haven’t made it this way, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t. Now I’m on the hunt for some good slow cooker chicken thighs recipes! I’m all about those chicken thighs!