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The Best 30 Minute Oven Roasted Chicken

Grab a bowl, a few ingredients and make dinner sing. Crisp flavorful skin and perfectly seasoned chicken thighs make this a go-to for any occasion.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
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Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute meals, chicken, oven roasted
Servings: 5 people
Author: Sally


  • 4 pounds Chicken Thighs Bone in
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil extra virgin
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt Kosher
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon Thyme Dried


  • Preheat Oven to 420 Degree Fahrenheit
  • Place chicken thighs, skin on, in a large bowl.
  • Drizzle Olive Oil over chicken thighs along with kosher salt, garlic powder, black pepper, Italian seasoning, and thyme.  
  • With clean hands, mix all ingredients together making sure to get in all parts of the chicken, under the skin and both sides. Let rest for 30 minutes. (you can marinate overnight)
  • Place seasoned chicken onto a sheet pan.  Roast in the preheated oven until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees with a meat thermometer.  Approximately 30 minutes.
  • Seve and enjoy!


I'd like to make a few notes for you in case this 30-minute oven roasted chicken isn't quite working in your oven. There are a few things you can do to make sure you have a meal that is delicious
Your oven calibration: Ovens require calibration to assure that the temperature you set them for is the actual temperature that is being produced inside the oven. I see a lot of people mentioning that their recipe didn't work as written and I want to help you understand why.
It's always a good idea to have an internal hanging thermometer inside your oven. Once the oven is preheated, check the thermometer to see if the inside temperature is the same. If not, you can adjust your oven accordingly.
Convection ovens: If your oven has the option for convection I would recommend using this setting for recipes like this. Please remember convection will seem to run hotter due to the air being circulated inside the oven. Meaning your recipe may be ready sooner rather than later so keep an eye on your chicken if using this setting.
If all else fails and your chicken is cooked in 30 minutes, as it should be, but your skin is not as crispy as you'd like; place under the broiler for 5 minutes.