Southwest Buttermilk Baked Chicken Thighs

Sharing our favorite baked chicken thighs today! My Southwest Buttermilk Baked Chicken Thighs has punches of flavor the whole family loves, and it only takes 10 minutes to prepare!

Baked Chicken Thighs

Baked Chicken Thighs

You are in for such a treat with these baked chicken thighs! This simple chicken recipe is a must make. Literally in the oven in 10 minutes. No fuss chicken that is so tender, you barely need your fork. With just a few pantry staples you are likely to have on hand, you’ll have a new dinner recipe in no time 🙂 Hope you enjoy!

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Baked Chicken Thighs

How To Bake Chicken Thighs

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place chicken thighs into a 9×13 inch baking dish. Place cumin, paprika, garlic salt, salt and pepper into a small bowl. Mix to combine then sprinkle over tops of chicken thighs. Pour buttermilk over top, cover baking dish loosely with tin foil and bake for 1 hour. Remove and let rest for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with your favorite roasted vegetables and salad if desired.

Baked Chicken Thighs

You’ll need cumin, smoked paprika, garlic salt, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Baked Chicken Thighs

Sprinkle right over your chicken.

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Baked Chicken Thighs

Pour 1 cup of buttermilk over the seasoned chicken, cover loosely with foil and bake for 1 hour.

How Long To Cook Chicken Thighs

Baked Chicken Thighs

Here’s what you’ll get! Remove the chicken and arrange onto a serving plate. You can make a sauce from the broth/buttermilk if you’d like.

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Baked Chicken Thighs

Tender flavorful little chicken thighs. All of my boys went nuts for these.

Baked Chicken Thighs

I served our chicken with a variety of roasted vegetables. Simple and satisfying 🙂  Enjoy!

Baked Chicken Thighs

Southwest Buttermilk Baked Chicken Thighs

Southwest Buttermilk Baked Chicken Thighs

Add my Southwest Buttermilk Baked Chicken Thighs to your menu this week! This easy dinner recipe has punches of flavor the whole family loves, and it only takes 10 minutes to prepare!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 381kcal
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Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 10 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Lawry's Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place chicken thighs into a 9x13 inch baking dish. Place cumin, paprika, garlic salt, salt and pepper into a small bowl. Mix to combine then sprinkle over tops of chicken thighs. Pour buttermilk over top, cover baking dish loosely with tin foil and bake for 1 hour. Remove and let rest for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with your favorite roasted vegetables and salad if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 275mg | Sodium: 1044mg | Potassium: 811mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 3.4mg
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91 Responses
  1. Maggie

    I made these last night… they were super tender, and very flavorful, but they ended up being SO greasy that after having 1 I ended up getting rid of them. Wish there were a way to get rid of the oil factor, because otherwise this is a solid recipe.

    1. Jenny

      Hi Maggie, did you remove the thighs from the baking dish as soon as they were done? I just discarded the liquid and served them on a large plate without the juices. Sorry to hear that!!

  2. Alli

    Really good flavor! So easy too 🙂
    Served over jasmine rice w/ cilantro & the juice from the pan, delish!

  3. Sarah @ Sarah Cooks the Books

    This looks delicious and easy enough to where I’ll be OK with making it after fighting traffic for an hour to get home. :0)

  4. Rose

    Sounds great! Can you cook a chicken breast with the thighs? My hubby doesn’t care for dark meat but the rest of the family prefers it.
    Thanks!

  5. kandy

    Several people have asked and I am also asking….What is the TEMPERATURE to cook this at? Recipe needs to be updated to include this information. Looks like a good recipe. Thanks.

  6. Cate @ Chez CateyLou

    In the oven in 10 minutes? Love that! This looks delicious and satisfying – such a perfect weeknight dinner!

  7. Latisha

    Jenny, like many others are asking, can you please let us know what temperature you baked your chicken thighs at? I will be going to the supermarket tonight and baking these tomorrow. Thanks!

      1. Latisha

        Thanks Jenny. I made this last night and it was delish. I made with yellow rice and broccoli. I had left over chicken so I took it off the bone and had it in a salad today for lunch. Delish both ways!

  8. JennCutt

    Long time lurker but rarely do I comment. This post is perfect timing because I was in need of something for tonight and was going to start a search. Even better that this came right to my email. Looks great and I can’t wait to try it. Thanks!!

  9. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    I know what to put on the menu for this week. Already have the chicken and the buttermilk. Sounds delish!

  10. Natalie @ Paper and Birch

    This looks delicious Jenny! Could you tell me what the temperature would be? 350?

  11. Julie @ Table for Two

    This looks so easy and delicious!! I love the crust on the outside of the chicken!

  12. Lisa F.

    Oh my yummy-ness! These are definitely on the menu this week and I have buttermilk in the fridge! I’m assuming the temperature would be 350°? Thanks!!

  13. Jessica

    Can I use regular milk instead of buttermilk? This looks so good and yummy but rather not buy buttermilk because the rest would just go to waste.

    Thanks!!

    1. Steph

      Jessica, you don’t need to buy buttermilk! You can add white vinegar (or lemon juice) to milk to make just enough buttermilk for this recipe. I believe the it’s about 1 tbsp vinegar to 1 cup milk.

    2. Jillian

      You can make buttermilk from regular milk! You just add a little lemon juice or vinegar — I think 1 Tbsp per 1 cup of milk, but you can google it 🙂

    3. Mark

      Freeze eftover buttermilk in ice cube trays, pop them in a freezer back when frozen, and you have a 3-month supply of buttermilk as needed. Measure your ice cube trays (mine gives 1/8 cup cubes) first. 🙂

  14. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

    Thank you!! I was seriously stumped on what to make for dinner tonight!! Can’t wait to try!

  15. Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker

    The thighs are the best part of the chicken soo juicy and cooking them in the bettermilk will only make them juicier. Heaven!

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