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Roasted Chicken Thighs on a roasting pan

Roasted Chicken Thighs (Keto, Paleo, GFDF, Low-Iron, Whole30)

  • Author: Heather Cooan
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 Minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


OMG, roasted chicken thighs with perfectly crispy skin are heaven. This recipe is foolproof and so good!


  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup bacon grease
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a bowl, toss chicken thighs with bacon grease and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper and marinate 1 hour (or up to a day).
  • Roast chicken, skin side down, in a roasting or sheet pan, 20 to 25 minutes; flip and roast 10 more minutes.
  • Salt & pepper the thighs once more and broil 5 minutes for perfectly crispy skin.
  • Category: Mains
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: roasted chicken thighs