7-Spice Perfect Roasted Chicken Thighs

Roasted Chicken Thighs? What’s not to love? I’m a sucker for Skin-on Roasted Chicken and I find that Chicken thighs are the best parts to use if you’re aiming for moist, succulent and flavourful results. This recipe is a quick yet easy one. My butcher was selling Chicken thighs albeit small sized ones for a token so I decided to indulge (Who turns down a bargain anyway?) and what better way to make the most of then than infusing them with flavourful spices and roasting to perfection.

roasted chicken thighs


8-10 Chicken thighs

1/2 Teaspoon Paprika

1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1/4 Teaspoon Onion Salt or 1/2 TeaSpoon Onion Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Dried Thyme

2 Bouillion /Knorr Chicken Cubes

1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper

1 Sprig Fresh Rosemary (Optional)


Wash the chicken thighs thoroughly. Mix all the ingredients except the Rosemary, then rub the spice mix on the chicken pieces. Also, rub the spice mix underneath the chicken skin for thorough penetration. When it’s all done, place the Chicken in your fridge and slow to marinate for at least 6 hours or overnight. Remember, the longer the marination process, the more intense the flavours of the chicken.


After marination, arrange the chicken on a roasting or dish. Also tear apart and place the Rosemary twig on the chicken. Remember to spray some cooking spray or oil on the tray to avoid the chicken or juices sticking onto the tray…

Roasted chicken thighs

Preheat your oven to 170 degrees celsius.

Now, place the tray in the preheated oven. Allow to cook for 50 minutes to an hour/ until the Chicken is fully cooked and no longer pink in the middle.

roasted chicken thighs

Depending on the type and brand of oven you’ve got, you may need to turn the Chicken over at half time for even heat distribution…


Roasted chicken thighs

Roasted chicken thighs

As usual, please, please remember to leave a feedback if you’ve tried and enjoyed this easy Roasted Chicken Thighs recipe. Cheers!

20 thoughts on “7-Spice Perfect Roasted Chicken Thighs

  1. Trying this recipe for easter sunday. Marinating is already in process. Let the drooling begin. hehehehe Countdwon to easter sunday!!!

  2. This recipe was so easy to follow and turned out absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing it with us. You need to open up a restaurant in the UK.

    • Thanks for the feedback Nancy, I’m glad the recipe worked out great for you. About opening a restaurant, God is in control…..*wink

  3. Great job as always. I have tried every method but my chicken still and always comes out dry. What do you think I am doing wrong?

    • Hi, it’s most likely the type of Chicken you use, sound like it’s hard Chicken. You should try using soft chicken as they retain moisture better. Betterstill, spray some cooking oil on the chicken before tossing in the oven and re-spray every now and then while it’s cooking.l.hope this helps.

  4. I tried your recipe with wings sans the Paprika but used more Cayenne Pepper and it was juicy and crispy at the same time. I’m making it this weekend again with drumsticks cus my Oga requested more. Thanks so much for sharing your vast culinary wealth with us and also the patience with which you deliver. You’re a godsend,

    • Love,y feedback! I’m glad the recipe worked out great for you and thanks for taking the time to leave a feedback, it’s appreciated…you’re very welcome…x

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