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No Mess Crispy Chicken Thighs

No mess crispy chicken thighs are so easy to make with no skillet and no grease splatter all over your kitchen! A perfect whole 30 and low carb compliant dinner

These crispy chicken thighs are so easy to make and with no dirty skillet or grease splattered all over your kitchen! They are a frequent weeknight meal in my house because everyone loves chicken.  They are the perfect low carb dinner!

These crispy chicken thighs are so easy to make and with no skillet or grease splattered all over your kitchen! Perfect Whole 30 and low carb dinner!

I’ve noticed something over the years when it came to a low carb diet.  I think everyone thinks low carb is expensive.  Do you think low carb is expensive?  I’m going to make it my mission to prove that you can eat low carb on a budget! 

These crispy chicken thighs are definitely budget friendly.  I bought a 4 lb bag of frozen chicken thighs at the grocery store for $4.98.  That was cheaper than the fresh chicken thighs.  I also like to buy frozen so I don’t have to cook them right away if I change my mind on what I want to make for dinner.  Most grocery stores run sales often on fresh chicken thighs though, so watch out for that!

The method I used to accomplish these crispy chicken thighs (and I mean super crispy!) is to coat them with baking powder before they are baked.  This method makes the skin so crispy!  I’ve cooked chicken thighs in cast iron, I’ve grilled them, and I’ve baked them in the oven with just salt and pepper, and they have never come out this crispy!

When I pulled these crispy beauties out of the oven I was so excited!

They are amazing dipped in ranch!

These crispy chicken thighs are so easy to make and with no skillet or grease splattered all over your kitchen! Perfect Whole 30 and low carb dinner!

If you want to be extra frugal, you can cut all of the chicken off of the bone and put the bones in the freezer.  When you have a nice size bag full, make your own bone broth!

To make these “no mess” you need to line your sheet pan with foil, then just throw the mess away!  I figure the water and soap and scrubbing used to clean the nasty pan more than makes up for the cost of the foil.  The only things left to clean up is the wire rack, but we spray it with cooking spray so it should clean right up!

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No mess crispy chicken thighs are so easy to make with no skillet and no grease splatter all over your kitchen! A perfect whole 30 and low carb compliant dinner
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No Mess Crispy Chicken Thighs
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs
Total Time
1 hrs 5 mins
 

These budget friendly crispy chicken thighs are so easy to make and with no skillet or grease splattered all over your kitchen! Perfect Whole 30 and low carb dinner!

Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 lbs Bone in, Skin on Chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 250F.  Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray a wire rack with cooking spray.  lay out the chicken thighs on the wire rack skin side up and place inside the baking sheet.  Dry the chicken thoroughly with paper towels.
  2. Place the chicken in a bag or a bowl with a lid and toss the chicken in the baking powder and spices and then put the chicken back on the rack.

  3. Bake the chicken in the center of the oven for 30 minutes.  Increase the heat of the oven to 425F and move the oven rack up one spot then bake for an additional 30-40 minutes or until brown and crispy.  Chicken is cooked through when an internal temperature of 165F is reached.

No mess crispy chicken thighs are so easy to make with no skillet and no grease splatter all over your kitchen! A perfect whole 30 and low carb compliant dinner

 

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  1. Reply

    These chicken are making it hungry even though it is only 9:30am! The chicken skin looks super crispy and the meat is moist! YUM!

  2. This is also a staple in my house, I find it very handy and love that it doesn’t mess my stove, but I never knew about rubbing the chicken skin with baking powder, will try your way next time! Thanks

  3. I’ve never used baking powder as a crisping agent before but I’ll have to try it. These look extra crisp and delicious!

  4. You literally had me at “No Mess”! I can’t think of the number of times I’ve avoid making fried chicken because I just don’t want to clean up the mess afterwards. I will definitely be giving this a try!

  5. I love crispy chicken thighs! These look excellent!

    • Janet
    • June 29, 2017
    Reply

    Hi are you thawing the chicken first?

      • jenniferbanz
      • June 29, 2017
      Reply

      Yes…I will edit my post!

    • Iris Gluzman
    • August 8, 2017
    Reply

    Did anyone try this with boneless, skinless chicken? You know, the one your son take out of the freezer when he does not read the whole text you send him.

      • jenniferbanz
      • August 8, 2017
      Reply

      I would do the seasoning but not the baking powder. Then bake them in the center of the oven for 20-25 minutes 😀

    • Danielle
    • August 15, 2017
    Reply

    All I tasted was baking powder I don’t know what I did wrong I did exactly what the recipe called for…

      • jenniferbanz
      • August 17, 2017
      Reply

      Sorry to hear that, Danielle. If you end up trying again, you could mix the chicken with the seasonings in a large zip lock bag or a large bowl with a lid. It might get distributed more evenly that way.

      • Tina
      • August 23, 2017
      Reply

      Maybe you accidentally used baking soda? I have mixed up baking powder and baking soda more times than I like to admit!

    • Susie
    • September 19, 2017
    Reply

    I admit did not have much confidence in this recipe but looking for a different thigh recipe that could be gluten free. It was delicious!! And, my finicky hubby asked for it again. Thank you!

      • jenniferbanz
      • September 19, 2017
      Reply

      That’s so good to hear, Susie!

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