Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Last Updated on August 18, 2021 by Toya

These air fryer chicken thighs are so easy to make and are the perfect family dinner idea ready in just 30 minutes! Make these on days when you have very little time and you want to wow the family! 
air fryer chicken thighs

Air fryer chicken thighs

The air fryer  makes these chicken thighs so easy to prepare with only 26 minutes cook time. The best part is that this method of cooking requires minimal effort, minimal ingredients and minimal cookware and the results are amazing.

Crispy skin on the outside and just the right amount of juiciness on the inside. You can’t go wrong with these flavorful air fried chicken thighs.

Ingredients for cooking air fryer chicken thighs

These are all the ingredients you’ll need to make chicken thighs in an air fryer.

  • 4 chicken thighs (bone in skin on)
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp oregano
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil

How to make air fryer chicken thighs crispy

For the crispiest air fried chicken thighs follow these two methods. Pat dry the chicken thighs until most of the moisture has been removed. Then place the chicken thighs in an uncovered container or bowl and place that into the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. This method will help dry the chicken thighs which will make for a crispy chicken thigh recipe. 

How to make air fryer chicken thighs

Gather all the ingredients in one place. Preheat the air fryer at 400 degrees. Then measure out and mix all the herbs and spices together.

ingredients for air fryer chicken thighs

Add the chicken thighs, 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil and the dry rub into the zip lock bag and mix well.

seasoned chicken thighs 

Then, place the seasoned chicken thighs into the preheated air fryer basket and cook for 26 minutes. Flip the chicken thighs half way through cooking. 

Once cooked the air fryer thighs should look like this:

chicken thighs in air fryer

Remove from the air fryer basket when the time is up or the internal temperature of the chicken is 165 degrees and serve warm. 

air fryer thighs

What to serve with air fryer thighs

Chicken thighs are very versatile and so you can serve them with a wide variety of sides to make a complete meal. Here are some of my favorites:

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Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 26 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes

These air fryer chicken thighs are so easy to make and make the perfect family dinner in just 30 minutes. Make these on days when you have very little time but still want to wow the family!

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs (bone in skin on)
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp oregano
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

    1. Gather all the ingredients in one place. Preheat the air fryer at 400 degrees. Then measure out and mix all the herbs and spices together.
    2. Add the chicken thighs, 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil and the dry rub into the zip lock bag and mix well.
    3. Then, place the seasoned chicken thighs into the preheated air fryer basket and cook for 26 minutes. Flip the chicken thighs half way through cooking. 
    4. Remove from the air fryer basket when the time is up or the internal temperature of the chicken is 165 degrees and serve warm. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 chicken thigh
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4.1gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 421mgCarbohydrates: 2.2gNet Carbohydrates: 1.5gFiber: 0.7gSugar: 0.2gProtein: 14g

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