Air Fryer Recipes

Air fryer chicken thighs


  • Chicken thighs (bone-in or boneless, skin-on or skinless)
  • Olive oil or cooking spray
  • Seasonings (such as salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, or your favorite herbs and spices)


  1. Prep the Chicken Thighs:
    • If using bone-in thighs, trim any excess skin or fat. You can leave the skin on for a crispier result, but it’s optional.
    • Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels. This helps the skin or breading to become crispy during air frying.
  2. Season the Chicken:
    • Rub the chicken thighs with a small amount of olive oil or spray them with cooking spray. This will help the seasoning stick and promote crispiness.
    • Season the chicken thighs with your desired spices and seasonings. A simple mix of salt, pepper, and paprika is a good starting point, but feel free to get creative with your favorite flavors.
  3. Preheat the Air Fryer:
    • Preheat your air fryer to the recommended temperature for chicken. This is typically around 375-400°F (190-200°C).
  4. Arrange the Chicken:
    • Place the seasoned chicken thighs in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Make sure there is some space between each thigh to allow for proper air circulation.
  5. Air Fry the Chicken:
    • Cook the chicken thighs in the preheated air fryer for about 20-25 minutes. The exact cooking time may vary depending on the size of the thighs and your air fryer model.
    • About halfway through the cooking time, flip the chicken thighs using tongs to ensure even cooking and crispiness on both sides.
  6. Check for Doneness:
    • Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the chicken. The chicken is safe to eat when it reaches 165°F (74°C).
    • If the chicken isn’t fully cooked or isn’t as crispy as you’d like, you can continue cooking for a few more minutes.
  7. Serve:
    • Once the chicken thighs are cooked to perfection, remove them from the air fryer and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
  8. Optional: Sauce or Glaze
    • If you’d like to add a sauce or glaze, you can do so after air frying. Brush it on and return the chicken to the air fryer for a few minutes to caramelize and thicken the sauce…

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