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Spice-Rubbed Chicken Thighs

For our must-have meal, we roast chicken using bone-in, skin-on thighs. This version without skin and bones has a zesty rub of turmeric, paprika and chili powder. —Bill Staley, Monroeville, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds)


  • In a small bowl, mix the first eight ingredients. Sprinkle over both sides of chicken.
  • On a lightly greased grill rack, grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat until a thermometer reads 170°, 6-8 minutes on each side.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken thigh: 169 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 460mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

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  • Jellybug
    Feb 9, 2018

    I made this dish last night for my husband, (I only like white meat). I served mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables with these savory thighs. My husband ate 4 of them, I tasted the seasoning and it was really good.

  • bjsilve0
    Sep 21, 2016

    So easy and so low cal for chicken thighs and the flavor is wonderful. Have made them several times.

  • LauraManning
    Sep 5, 2016

    Tasty. Lots of flavor!