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Mexican-Spiced Chicken Thighs

Mexican-Spiced Chicken Thighs take less than 5 minutes to get in the oven and are amazing served up with warm tortillas. It's an easy and delicious dinner!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chicken Thighs
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 587kcal


  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 2 limes to juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter


  • Heat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Lay out the chicken thighs in the prepared pan, skin-side up. Squeeze the lime juice all over the meat.
  • Combine all the spices in a small bowl. Sprinkle generously over the meat.
  • Divide the butter up into 8 little clumps. Place 1 clump on top of each chicken thigh.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes.



Calories: 587kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 244mg | Sodium: 550mg | Potassium: 525mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2.5mg