Juicy on the inside, and flavorful on the outside, these Easy Baked Chicken Thighs with onions, tomatoes, garlic, and fresh herbs are a real crowd pleaser! This sheet pan chicken dinner will become a regular feature on your weeknight menu.
Maybe it's because I'm lazy, maybe it's because I'm busy (or maybe both haha), but I just LOVE recipes like this one!
When you taste these easy baked chicken thighs and see how good they are, you won't believe it took you just 10 minutes to prepare. Also, this easy sheet pan dinner is a paleo-approved and gluten-free meal!
First off, the prep work is more than minimal! We're talking slicing an onion and tossing a few basic ingredients together. Then, you simply pop your chicken in the oven and forget about it.
Well, don't forget it for real, please. I don't want to be responsible for a kitchen disaster and a house lit on fire.
I'll deny it's my chicken thighs recipe anyway. So, set your timer for an hour and when you're back, you'll have a delicious dinner ready to be devoured!
To keep this dinner lean and low carb, I served these easy baked chicken thighs with a simple salad on the side. However, if you wanted to you could add some potatoes and veggies on your tray. Think bell peppers, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli...
The veggies would soak up the juice and taste absolutely amazing!
Admittedly, my baking sheet was just too small to fit everything. I'll definitely do that when I have a grown-up kitchen with a grown-up oven that can fit a bigger pan. One day soon, hopefully!
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Easy Baked Chicken Thighs
Tender and juicy on the inside, and flavorful on the outside, these Easy Baked Chicken Thighs with onions, tomatoes, garlic, and fresh herbs are a real crowd pleaser! This paleo and gluten-free one sheet pan chicken dinner will become a regular feature on your weeknight menu.
- 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs about 2.2 lbs / 1 kg
- 9 oz cherry tomatoes 250 g
- 1 large white onion peeled and cut into large slices
- fresh thyme about a handful
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- sea salt to taste
- freshly cracked black pepper to taste
- 5 garlic cloves crushed with the back of a knife - keep the peel on
Preheat oven to 356F / 180C.
In a large bowl, combine chicken, cherry tomatoes and onion. Rub fresh thyme sprigs between your two hands and add to the bowl. Add balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss until well combined.
Place chicken on a large baking sheet, then arrange tomatoes, onion, and garlic around it.
Bake for 1 hour or until chicken is cooked through, basting the chicken from time to time with the cooking juice. Serve with a mixed salad on the side.
I'm not a big fan of dark poultry meat, but this recipe sounds great. Looking forward to trying it in the near future. And very curious about your upcoming announcement… 🙂
I'm not sure it would be good with chicken breasts. It might be too dry but it's worth a try!
Can't wait to let you know what it's all about. Hopefully in a couple weeks now!
Marie, I just had thighs last night and they were fine, so I'll use them for this. I guess I'm remembering back when they had really strong flavor that I found unpleasant. But it's good that they're baked. I had my husband try to grill thighs last night and he was a very not happy camper because they essentially fell apart on him.
OMGoodness, this was delicious! Just made it for dinner tonight and I have to tell you I've never cooked thighs before. I was always under the impression that they were super greasy (I've only really had them as fried chicken). But... delicious! And a very simple dinner to put together. I love how flavorful it was with so few ingredients. And I think I will add some baby potatoes to the mix next time like you mentioned, as the sauce it makes is wonderful.
Knowing that you're trying so many of my recipes makes me super happy Diana! And I'm glad you've tried chicken thighs, I think they're my favorite cut! So juicy and flavorful nom nom nom
This looks like a good quick meal with most of the ingredients already waiting in the pantry/fridge – just need the chicken!! Looking forward to making this. Flavorsome and nice and juicy. Thank you for the recipe. It’s on for tomorrow night. ?
My pleasure! Looking forward to hear how you like it 🙂
My pleasure 🙂
thank you so much for sharing this...!!!
My pleasure 🙂
really nice recipe thanks for sharing your ideas.
Thank you James!
Can't wait to make these!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe Daniela!! 🙂
I love easy sheet pan dinner recipes that you can just pop in the oven and "forget about". Those blistered tomatoes look divine and I would go ahead and steal all of them as my reward for cooking!
I made this for dinner this evening. Not only was it one of the simplest recipes to put together, it was delicious. Really delicious. I used a good quality balsamic and the last of this seasons cherry tomatoes from my local farm. Again, delicious. Thank you.
So happy to hear you loved this recipe Craig, thanks for letting me know!