This sweet baked boneless chicken thighs recipe cooks up in less than 30 minutes! A chicken recipe that is loaded with flavor like sweetness, salty, and garlic! Learn how long to bake boneless chicken thighs for the juiciest and tender chicken dinner.
Baked Boneless Chicken Thighs
My family loves this chicken recipe, so I make it often! I love how easy and budget friendly it is. If we’re entertaining it still looks like a beautiful dish and the taste is incredible, but it’s a fraction of the price compared to chicken breast. They’re full of flavor too! By the way, if you go to the popular burrito bowl chain and get chicken, that’s chicken thighs, not chicken breast. I always make our baked chicken thighs boneless as bone-in chicken takes a bit longer to cook and it can be difficult for your guests to get the meat off the bone without using their hands.
How Long to Cook Boneless Chicken Thighs
This is really going to depend on how large or small your chicken thighs are. The larger they are the longer they’ll need to cook, smaller will cook up in less time. We usually cook for 20-25 minutes. Thighs cook up quickly at 425 degrees F, whereas a piece of meat or poultry with a bone will take a bit longer to cook. We’ve had a few emails asking us ” How Long to Cook bone in Chicken Thighs ?” and with bone-in chicken thighs, you’ll want to increase the cooking time to 35-40 minutes.
What Temperature to Cook Chicken Thighs Until
The USDA states that chicken breasts, drumsticks, thighs, and wings reach the safe minimum when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. So make sure your boneless chicken thighs internal temperature is 165 degrees F.
Tip for Baking Boneless Chicken Thighs
Boneless chicken thighs are dark meat so they will definitely release a bit of fat while cooking. Also, since we’re using brown sugar it’s important to have something protecting your sheet pan. Baking boneless chicken thighs in the oven is a really easy way to prepare boneless chicken breasts. You’ll appreciate the ease of cooking and how much you can cook, great for meal planning or making a larger serving size.
Not in the mood for sweet? Sometimes I’ll make chimichurri chicken thighs but these brown sugar chicken thighs are a hit here.
I’ve been making a ton of one sheet pan meals and I finally invest in silicone baking mats! They’re great for recipes like this baked boneless chicken thighs especially since I use brown sugar which can really stick to the baking.
When you use them there’s no need for oil! They’re non-stick, oven-safe silicone up to 480 degrees F. It fits the pan perfectly too 🙂
You can use this for making dinner or even baking cookies. I’ve been using it for chocolate as well!
I bought them and love that it’s a two pack. One for cooking dinner and the other one is for desserts and baking. 🙂
Baked Boneless Chicken Thighs are always a hit if they’re made right. Thighs are dark meat, and they’re so juicy. If you overcook it a little, you’ll be okay, whereas if you overcooked a chicken breast you’d be reaching for the water.
More boneless chicken thigh recipes
Whenever I make this my entire family gobbles it up. If you make these Baked Boneless Chicken Thighs, there will be no leftovers unless you make a big batch! Even when I make a large batch, we rarely have leftovers. The sticky sauce on top is so delicious, and it’s perfect with white rice and a green veggie.
This chicken has almost an Asian flavor my husband said, but it doesn’t have all the salt, just sugar. 😉
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Baked Boneless Chicken Thighs Recipe
Baked Boneless Chicken Thighs (sweet)
- 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2-1 teaspoon parsley
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl mix the brown sugar, garlic, salt, and parsley.
- Place the chicken onto the lined cookie sheet and sprinkle with the sugar mixture.
- Put the chicken into the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until done.