When you have friends located in Delaware, you quickly learn that Old Bay seasoning is something they put on EVERYTHING! Oh you’re having pizza? Put Old Bay on it! I have even had a Bloody Mary made with Old Bay during a bacon festival…In Delaware (it was delicious, too!). This is how obsessed they are with this stuff. Honestly, it really is a great seasoning and I wish it was sold in more places in New York. I did, however, track down a small bottle of it and knew I had to use it immediately so others could be introduced to the magic that is Old Bay. You all know by now how much I enjoy cooking chicken thighs, so below is a recipe including two of my favorite things. Yup, you guessed it, chicken thighs covered in Old Bay.
- Vegetable oil (for pan)
- 2 tablespoons Butter, melted
- Old Bay seasoning (I didn’t measure this at all, I just went nuts)
- 6-8 Chicken Thighs, bone-in (skin or skinless will work)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and drizzle oil into a deep baking pan.
- Cut half the fat off each chicken thigh (I like to leave a bit on for flavor and because I like to live dangerously) and brush melted butter onto each thigh (make sure each thigh is fully coated in butter).
- Drop both sides of each thigh in the Old Bay that you poured out. Make sure you rub it into the chicken and the whole chicken is coated (if there was butter there, it needs to be covered with Old Bay).
- Place thighs in the prepared baking pan and pop into the oven. Bake for 50-60 minutes.
- When done, thighs should have a beautiful golden color to them.
These were very simple to make and can be paired up with any sort of side. The Old Bay definitely adds a nice “kick” to these, while keeping it relatively healthy (I use low sodium Old Bay, which also happens to be zero calories). No salt, pepper, or spice needed.