Chicken Thighs, which are Parmesan Crusted, is next in our Chicken Thighs series.
This is a simple Oven-Baked bone-in Chicken Thigh, with a Parmesan Crust. Dipped in a butter-wash instead of an egg-wash, and coated with an herbaceous Parmesan spice rub. Serve these Parmesan Crusted Chicken Thighs with coleslaw and roasted potatoes, for an easy weeknight meal.
Cooking Thighs at High Heat
Cooking the chicken thighs at high heat ensures that they get crispy skin. But a crispy skin doesn’t help if it is not fully cooked. By cooking at 400 and checking the internal temperature after 30 minutes, you make sure your chicken is ready to eat. A reminder – all ovens are different, so adjust the timing as needed. Then make sure the temperature of the chicken thighs reads 165 on a meat thermometer before serving.
Chicken Thighs vs Chicken Breasts
I prefer chicken thighs to chicken breasts in almost every case. Breasts dry out quicker and have less flavor than thighs. This recipe will showcase the thighs ease of cooking and will stay moist for a great meal. Using a butter wash instead of an egg wash gives another depth of flavor.
Be sure to watch both parts of our two-part series – Chicken Thigh vs Breast. Part 1 about Chicken Breasts can her found here. Part 2, Chicken Thighs, can be found here. You will see the difference between thighs and breasts. We give several different ways to cook both types of chicken.
- No special equipment needed
- 4 Bone-in chicken thighs
- ¼ cup butter melted
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
- 1 tbsp parsley chopped
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Melt the butter and set aside (should be warm)
- Salt & pepper the thighs on both sides
- In a bowl, mix the parmesan cheese, parsley, thyme, paprika, and garlic powder.
- Dip each chicken thigh in the melted butter and coat
- Then dip in the Parmesan mixture to coat the thighs.
- Place the thighs skin side up in the 9” x 13” baking dish.
- Bake in the oven for 30 minutes and check internal temperature.
- They are ready when the temperature reaches 165F in the thickest part of the thigh.
Serve with your favorite salad or green vegetable. I like coleslaw with this recipe.
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