Chipotle Spice Rub Thigh Fillets

Discover the simplicity of Chipotle Spice Rub Thigh Fillets. Easy, flavourful, and perfect for any meal. Try it today!
15 minutes
40 minutes

About this recipe

I love how simple and delicious these Chipotle Spice Rub Thigh Fillets are to make. The key to their amazing flavour is the special spice rub my husband created. He seems to make it a bit differently each time, and it’s always just as delicious. Luckily, I managed to catch the process for this one! These chicken thighs are perfect for any meal, offering a spicy kick that’s hard to resist.

The spice rub, made with chipotle, paprika, and other aromatic seasonings, gives the chicken a wonderful depth of flavour. Once rubbed with this mix, the chicken is drizzled with olive oil and roasted until the skin is crispy and golden. This method ensures that the chicken is juicy and tender on the inside while having a delightful crunch on the outside. This recipe will leave you with extra spice rub, as I found it hard to make the exact amount. But why complain? You’ll have it on hand for the next few meals, making future cooking even easier!

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or just starting in the kitchen, you’ll find this recipe straightforward and delightful. The simplicity of this dish highlights the power of using fresh ingredients and quality spices. Don’t forget to check out my other recipes, like the garlic and chilli marinated roasted chicken chops and the aromatic chicken shawarma, which also emphasise the power of simplicity in cooking.

These Chipotle Spice Rub Thigh Fillets are a testament to how easy it can be to create a delicious meal with just a few steps. Make sure to keep checking in, as you never know what spice rub my husband will come up with next!



  • Chipotle Spice Rub (See Recipe Link in Notes Below)
  • 8 chicken thigh fillets with skin

Notes from Rouba

  • Chipotle Salt Spice Recipe Here
  • For extra crispy skin, pat the chicken chops dry before applying the spice rub.
  • Let the chicken rest for a few minutes after roasting to retain the juices.
  • Store any leftover spice rub in an airtight container for future use.


Along with this tasty recipe, I’ve got some cool tools to share! For this recipe, one of my kitchen staples is a sturdy mortar and pestle, which I use to finely grind the spice rub ingredients, ensuring an even distribution of flavours. For baking, I highly recommend using non-stick, light, and easy-to-use bakeware to make the cooking process seamless and hassle-free. Don’t forget, you can get 10% off your total purchase, even on sale items, at Dorsch Home using the code ‘roubasfood’. Dorsch Home has you covered for all your kitchen essentials, from pots and pans to baking appliances and tools.


Step 1. Prepare the Salt Rub

Find my Chipotle Salt Spice Recipe Here

Step 2. Prepare the Chicken

Place 8 chicken thighs in an ovenproof dish. Take 1-2 teaspoons of the prepared salt rub (depending on the size) and rub it evenly over each piece of chicken. Ensure the rub covers all sides for maximum flavour.

Step 3. Season and Roast

Drizzle olive oil over the seasoned chicken. Gently dab down to ensure the oil is evenly distributed. Place the dish in an oven preheated to 190°C. Roast uncovered for 40 minutes or until the skin is crispy and golden and the chicken is cooked through.

Once the chicken is roasted to perfection, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. 

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