Baked Chipotle Chicken Thighs Recipe

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This baked chipotle chicken thighs recipe is a simple easy oven baked dinner idea! Ready in 30 minutes and spiced to perfection, this is one dinner the whole family will love.

Tender, juicy, and baked on a single sheet pan for easy clean-up. I love serving these chicken thighs with a crowd-pleaser trendy chopped salad, some easy butternut squash mac and cheese, or a great side dish of cilantro rice.

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This fantastic baked chipotle chicken thighs recipe is one of our favorite inexpensive dinner ideas! They’re our hands-down favorite way to cook chicken too. I love to stock up on chicken thighs when they are on sale, and make a big batch of these to meal prep for the week.

The secret to perfectly seasoned chicken thighs is adding a little spice to your favorite adobo sauce for added flavor. I added a pinch of cayenne pepper for some heat, onion powder, and black pepper. Bake this chipotle chicken recipe for 30 minutes, until cooked through, and serve with roasted or sauteed vegetables. You can’t go wrong with an easy sheet pan recipe!

This Chipotle Chicken Thighs Recipe Is

  • Tender
  • Juicy
  • High in Protein
  • Easy to Make
  • Inexpensive
  • Ready in 30 Minutes

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See the recipe card below for full ingredient amounts and instructions.

  • Boneless Chicken Thighs – I love using boneless, skinless chicken thighs for this recipe. They are tender and taste amazing baked in the oven. We often cook with chicken breasts, however sometimes some dark meat is great for dinner too.
  • Adobo Sauce – which you can easily find in grocery stores.
  • Brown Sugar
  • Chili Powder
  • Olive Oil
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Onion Powder: adds a delicious and savory flavor to this dish as well, it kick the chicken up a notch!
  • Cayenne Pepper– a pinch for a little heat, totally optional.
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper
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How Do I Bake Spicy Adobo Chicken?

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the adobo sauce, brown sugar, chili powder, olive oil, fresh lime juice, onion powder, cayenne pepper (if using) and black pepper. With a spoon mix well to combine.
  3. Add the chicken thighs to the sauce, and toss well to combine, ensuring every inch of chicken is coated in sauce. Place chicken thighs on a sheet pan (or in a cast iron large skillet), and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes.  
  4. Remove chicken from oven after baking, and using a digital meat thermometer, ensure chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  5. Serve cooked chicken hot with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!
  6. Store leftover chicken in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

How To Serve Chipotle Chicken

  • This chipotle chicken is great in a homemade burrito bowl, with some cilantro lime rice, red onion, and sour cream.
  • Shred and enjoy on tacos or as fajitas with some hot sauce.
  • You can cube up leftovers into bite-sized pieces for a chipotle chicken salad with corn, green onions, and salsa.
  • Serve with pinto beans and black beans, and wrap in a tortilla.

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These juicy chicken thighs by themselves are fantastic, and it’s also great to add to lunch salads, grain bowls, or pasta dinners. Browse all our trending chicken recipes here to discover your next family favorite!

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Baked Chipotle Chicken Thighs

This baked BBQ chicken thighs recipe is a simple easy oven baked dinner idea! Ready in 30 minutes and so delicious, this is one dinner the whole family will love.
5 from 5 votes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 374 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Sheet Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs chicken thighs boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 cup adobo sauce
  • 1 olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper for heat
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the adobo sauce, brown sugar, chili powder, olive oil, fresh lime juice, onion powder, cayenne pepper (if using) and black pepper. With a spoon mix well to combine.
  • Add the chicken thighs to the sauce, and toss well to combine, ensuring every inch of chicken is coated in sauce. Place chicken thighs on a sheet pan (or in a cast iron large skillet), and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from oven after baking, and using a digital meat thermometer, ensure chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Serve cooked chicken hot with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!
  • Store leftover chicken in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 374kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 25gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 362mgPotassium: 371mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 206IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
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  1. I often use chicken thighs instead of the breast because it is more flavorful. This recipe is simple and I have all the ingredients in my pantry. Everyone liked it and they flew off the plate. The best advertisement5 stars

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