Smoky Roasted Chicken Thighs

  • Author: Food to Feel Good
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Dinner, Entree
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: Paleo, Whole30, Keto, Simple Healthy Food


These Smoky Roasted Chicken Thighs will become a new family favorite. They’re Paleo, Whole30, and they make an easy weeknight meal that’s high in protein and low in carbs.


  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon basil


  1. One to three hours prior to baking, marinade chicken thighs in apple cider vinegar.
  2. When ready to cook, drain excess vinegar and preheat oven to 375°F.
  3. Combine all spices in a small bowl, then add to chicken and rub all over, as well as under the skin.
  4. Place chicken on a baking sheet, facing up. Roast chicken for 40-45 minutes, until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers at 165°F. Remove from the oven, tent with foil, and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  5. Enjoy with Easy Baked Sweet Potatoes and a fresh side salad.


  • Serving Size: 1 thigh
  • Calories: 260
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fat: 21g
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Protein: 19g