Crispy Rotisserie Chicken Thighs

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Crispy Rotisserie Chicken Thighs are juicy and tender on the inside, with a crispy, flavorful skin seasoned with garlic, onion, paprika and cayenne.

These savory chicken thighs pack all the flavor of a Homemade Rotisserie Chicken, ready in a fraction of the time! Sure to become one of your favorite Chicken Recipes, Crispy Rotisserie Chicken Thighs feature this easy Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning that can be stored in your pantry for use in many baked chicken recipes.

Crispy Rotisserie Chicken Thighs in roasting pan


If you enjoy the thigh meat from a whole rotisserie chicken, you’ll be delighted to try these Crispy Rotisserie Chicken Thighs! Since the thighs are usually on the bottom of the baking dish when cooking a whole chicken, the skin tends to remain soggy compared to the crispier breast skin on top. Now you can enjoy the flavors of rotisserie chicken thighs, with every piece crisped to perfection.

Chicken thighs are a very popular cut for many reasons. They remain moist and tender when cooked, they have a tasty skin that crips up nicely, and the bone adds tons of flavor while cooking. Even boneless skinless thighs are tender and flavorful. If you’d like to use boneless and skinless chicken thighs, just reduce cooking time by 5 minutes.

Crispy Rotisserie Chicken Thighs are also great to throw on the grill, or cook in an instant pot. Leftover thigh meat can be shredded and used for tacos or burritos, added to soups, or on top of a rice and veggie bowls. Or chop up and sear the baked chicken thighs to use in recipes like Halal Cart Chicken and Rice.

Crispy Rotisserie Chicken Thighs in roasting pan

If you have chicken leg fans in your family, this recipe also works well with chicken leg quarters, which is the thigh and drumstick still connected. Increase the cooking time to one hour.

You do not need to flip these chicken thighs while cooking. Keeping the thighs skin side up will make the texture nice and crispy. Make sure to use a meat thermometer to cook chicken to 165 degrees.

Crispy Rotisserie Chicken Thighs are a versatile main dish that goes well with just about everything! Some favorite recipes to serve alongside include Baked Mac and CheeseSautéed Green BeansGarlic Roasted Potatoes, and Easy Greek Salad.


Crispy Rotisserie Chicken Thighs in roasting pan


  • Lemon Pepper Crispy Chicken Thighs: rub chicken with 1 tablespoon of lemon pepper seasoning mix before baking.
  • Chinese Five Spice Crispy Chicken Thighs: coat chicken with 1 tablespoon of Chinese five spice blend before baking.
  • Taco Seasoned Crispy Chicken Thighs: rub chicken with 1 tablespoon of Taco Seasoning before baking.

Instant Pot Crispy Rotisserie Chicken Thighs

  • Season chicken thighs with 1 tablespoon Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning.
  • Pour 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot, and add chicken thighs on top of trivet.
  • Secure lid and set manual high pressure for 12 minutes, or 10 minutes if using boneless skinless chicken thighs.
  • Natural release for 5 minutes before quick release and removing lid.
  • Place thighs on a baking sheet and broil on low for 3 minutes to crisp skin, monitoring closely.



  • Serve: Crispy Rotisserie Chicken Thighs can be left at room temperature for up to two hours before they should be stored.
  • Store: Store chicken thighs in the refrigerator, wrapped in foil or in an airtight container, for up to four days.
  • Freeze: After chicken cools completely, remove meat from the bones and place in a freezer bag. Freeze up to 4 months.

Crispy Rotisserie Chicken Thighs in roasting pan

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Crispy Rotisserie Chicken Thighs

Crispy Rotisserie Chicken Thighs are juicy and tender on the inside, with a crispy, flavorful skin seasoned with garlic, onion, paprika and cayenne.
Yield 6
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Pat chicken thighs dry with paper towels and coat with the Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning.
  • Arrange chicken thighs in baking dish and roast for 35-40 minutes.


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 296mg | Vitamin A: 113IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. We love dark meat chicken and this looks like an amazing and tasty
    recipe as well as easy. Cannot wait to try this. Thank you.

  2. I hate to say this, but the title of the recipe is very deceptive. It should be called rotisserie flavored baked chicken.

    1. I can understand your perspective. I had hoped the blog’s focus on the rotisserie flavors and a variety of ways to cook or bake the chicken thighs would help the reader understand that the end result is chicken that tastes like Rotisserie Chicken. Sorry for any confusion.