Low Calorie Chicken Thighs

Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe

This Low Calorie Chicken Thighs recipe is just 163 calories and have perfectly crispy skin! These healthy baked chicken thighs are easy and delicious, and come with my zero calorie chicken rub, and always come out perfect.

Low Calorie Chicken Thighs

Everything You’ll Need

  • 4 chicken thighs (bone in with skin)
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Low Calorie Chicken Thighs

Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe

Healthy Baked Chicken Thighs Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep

  1. Prep – Coat the chicken thighs in the rub below.
  2. Cover – Add to a casserole dish (or freezer bag) and cover with plastic wrap or a cover.
  3. Refrigerate or Freeze – Will hold for 4 days in the fridge. And in the freezer for 1 month. 
  4. Cook – Defrost overnight in the fridge if frozen. Uncover and cook as directed below (you can print out the recipe card and tape it to the top).

Leftover Storage

  • Cook – Cook as directed below.
  • Individual or Family Servings – Add single servings to individual containers for single serve. Or as many servings as you need for the full family for family servings. Cover and store for later. 
  • Refrigerate or Freeze – Will hold for 4 days in the fridge. And in the freezer for 1 month. 
  • Reheat – Defrost in the fridge if frozen. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, or the microwave for 3 minutes.
low calorie chicken thigh recipes

Low Calorie Chicken Thighs Recipe

Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe

Low Calorie Chicken Thighs {JUST 163 CALORIES}

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This low calorie recipe for baked chicken thighs is both healthy and delicious!
You won't even miss the extra fat and calories… I was able to cut the amount of oil saving you calories, fat and money in this oven baked chicken thighs recipe.
4.97 from 62 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 163 kcal


Chicken Rub:

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  • In a small bowl combine the chicken rub ingredients, and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 425° and line a pan with foil and place a baking rack on top.
  • Dab the chicken all over with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.
  • Sprinkle the chicken rub all over the chicken, and place onto the baking rack.
  • Spray the chicken lightly with olive oil and bake 35-40 minutes until the juices run clear, and the internal temp is 165°.
  • Broil for 1-5 minutes to crisp up the skin.
  • Serve hot.

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Serving: 1thighCalories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 0gProtein: 15.8gFat: 10.2gSaturated Fat: 2.8gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 59mgPotassium: 160mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.3gCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
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About the Author

Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

After a one year 150 pound weight loss (and I’ve kept it off for 13 years!) I started sharing all of my low calorie recipes with the world. They are always all-natural and geared around weight loss and weight management. I have even made some of these recipes with my Biggest Loser pal Bob Harper! Check out my weight loss story, my best selling cookbooks, and my numerous TV appearances by clicking here.

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Article History:

  • Originally written and published July 27, 2020 by Audrey Johns
  • Most recent update on November 30, 2023 by Audrey Johns

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