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air fryer chicken thighs
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Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs come out oh-so crispy, super tender, and juicy. Make them a meal by adding them to a salad, on top of risotto, pasta, and more.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer, air fryer chicken thighs
Servings: 3 peopl
Author: Marianne


  • 3 bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • Preheat air fryer for 5 minutes at 400 F.
  • Combine the seasonings and rub over all sides of each chicken thigh.
  • Spray the inside of the air fryer with oil. Place chicken thighs skin side down in a single layer on the grate. Cook for 15 minutes. Flip so that they are now meat side down and cook for another 5 minutes.
    Very large thighs may need to be cooked for up to 10 minutes after flipping instead of 5 minutes.
  • Let the thighs rest for 10 minutes before serving. Their internal temperature will continue to rise at during this time. Chicken thighs are ready when they are 165 F internally.