Air Fryer Chicken thighs make dinner easy! If you’ve never made chicken thighs in an air fryer you must try this recipe!
This air fryer boneless skinless chicken thighs recipe cooks up quickly and to perfection in the air fryer since the air fryer cooks the chicken with hot air all around. When you’re cooking things with seasoning in an air fryer you’ll want to make sure it’s rubbed in a little so it doesn’t blow all over from the fan.
Air fryer chicken thighs are so much easier to make than chicken breast without a crust since they’re a fattier cut of chicken. You can make air fryer bread chicken thighs if you want, but it’s okay to make them without a crumb coating.
When you use the air fryer you allow the fat from the chicken thighs to drip down into the pan. It’s a great way to remove excess fat and get a nice and seared exterior on your food.
ingredients for air fryer chicken thighs
- boneless skinless chicken thighs
- smoked paprika
- brown sugar
How to make air fryer chicken thighs
Mix together the chicken seasonings and then sprinkle on the top and bottom of your chicken thighs.
How long do you cook chicken thighs in an AirFryer?
Place the chicken thighs in the air fryer for 10 mins at 350 degrees F and then flip and cook for another 10-15 minutes or until the thickest part of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F.
What to serve with air fryer chicken thighs?
You can serve your favorite sides like cheesy garlic mashed potatoes, air fryer corn on the cob, creamed spinach, or a side salad.
My chicken thighs are dried out, help!
Oh no, make sure you’re not overcooking them. Food cooks quickly in the air fryer and each air fryer cooks differently. I notice that my Cuisinart air fryer will cook hotter than my previous air fryer so I always use a lower temperature on this device. Get to know your device and you’ll quickly learn what temperatures and times work for your specific air fryer.
Prevent your air fryer from smoking
Chicken thighs will drop the fat into the bottom pan. To prevent the fat from smoking you can add a little water to the bottom tray/pan to prevent it from sizzling and smoking into the air.
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Air Fryer Chicken Thighs
- 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- Mix together the chicken seasonings and then sprinkle on the top and bottom of your chicken thighs.
- Place the chicken thighs in the air fryer for 10 mins at 350 degrees F and then flip and cook for another 10 minutes or until the thickest part of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F.