smoked paprika (you can use regular sweet paprika if you don't like the taste of smoked)
freshly cracked black pepper
celery seed, crushed in the palm of your hand
In This Recipe
Spoon all of the ingredients into a Mason jar and shake.
Sprinkle the Magic Spice Blend generously on the underside of bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, place on a sheet pan skin-side up, then season the skins lightly with more rub. You can let this sit covered overnight in the fridge, or bake off right away.
Roast at 400° F for 30 minutes, or until cooked through.
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