Air Fryer Chicken Thighs Recipe

Fully cooked chicken thighs on plate with forks and napkin

These incredibly easy air fryer chicken thighs are juicy and crispy with just the right amount of herbs and seasonings. This healthy recipe works perfectly for bone-in or boneless chicken and skin-on or skinless.

Interested in more air fryer recipes? Try out my Air Fryer Falafel , The BEST Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts, and Air Fryer Baked Potatoes.

Chicken thighs are juicy, flavorful and perfect for dinner. And these air fryer chicken thighs are seasoned to absolute perfection.

The best thing about serving chicken is that it is also so versatile. Adding a delicious and creamy sauce like Peruvian Grilled Chicken with Creamy Green Sauce can create an entirely new recipe. And adding side dishes like Instant Pot Risotto or Sous Vide Asparagus makes it the perfect meal.

What is needed for air fryer chicken thigh recipe?

  • Olive Oil
  • Chicken Thighs
  • Kosher Salt
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic Powder

At what temperature do you air fry chicken thighs?

  • 360-degrees makes for deliciously most and flavorful chicken in the air fryer.

How to make air fryer chicken thighs:

  • In a small bowl combine the salt and spices with oil to create a paste. Coat chicken thighs with the paste. Place in the air fryer basket and cook.

How long does it take to cook chicken in the air fryer?

  • Cook your chicken thighs at 360-degrees for 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the internal temperature reaches 165-degrees.

Skin on chicken thighs:

For skin on chicken thighs, after the cook time is up, increase the temperature to 400 degrees and cook skin side up for an additional 5 minutes to crisp up the skin.

Tip: You can add halved brussels sprouts, broccoli, etc. at the halfway point and it will cook right along with your chicken.

Cooked air fryer chicken thighs on plate.

What to serve with air fryer chicken thighs:

Wine pairings for air fryer chicken thighs

These choices pair nicely with a light meat chicken.

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chardonnay

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Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

This air fryer recipe makes juicy and flavorful chicken thighs an absolute breeze.
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Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp black powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine the salt and spices with oil to create a paste. Coat chicken thighs with the paste.
  • Place in the air fryer basket and cook at 360-degrees for 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the internal temperature reaches 165-degrees.
  • Can add halved brussels sprouts, broccoli, etc. at the halfway point.
  • For skin on chicken thighs, after the cook time is up, increase the temperature to 400 degrees and cook skin side up for an additional 5 minutes to crisp up the skin.
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Equipment

Air Fryer

Nutrition

Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 669mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 343IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

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