Make Air fryer chicken thighs for an easy dinner everyone will love. The chicken is seasoned to perfection and so crispy on the outside.

chicken thighs on platter

Air fryer chicken thighs

Ever since we bought our air fryer, it has really been a game changer. Chicken is one of our favorite things to cook in it! This recipe does not disappoint and your family will really love it.

Each bite is tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. Plus, it has amazing flavor and you only need a few simple ingredients.

This is one of our go to recipes when we want fried chicken but need it fast for dinner. I can’t wait for you to try it.

chicken thighs on platter

How to make air fryer chicken thighs

This recipe is so simple and anyone can make it. After seasoning the meat, put them in a single layer in the air fryer.

You only need to flip the chicken once. In just minutes, you will have the best chicken!

chicken thighs on platter
ingredients for recipe: chicken thighs, oil, seasonings.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Thighs – Skin on with Bones
  • Olive Oil
  • Paprika
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Salt and pepper

chicken thighs on platter

How to cook chicken thighs in air fryer

First, preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees. No worries if your air fryer does not have a preheat option. Just let it run for 5 minutes at 390 degrees.

Second, put the olive oil over the chicken thighs. I like to drizzle it all over and use a basting brush to make sure all of the chicken is covered.

chicken thighs with oil

Next, mix together the seasonings in a small bowl. You are going to be amazed how just a few simple seasonings give this chicken so much flavor.

Once the seasoning is mixed together, rub the seasoning mixture all over the chicken thighs. Make sure you get everywhere.

chicken thighs basted

How long to cook chicken thighs In air fryer

Finally, put the meat in a single layer in the air fryer and cook at 390 degrees for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, flip the chicken and cook for an another 8 to 10 minutes.

The chicken needs to reach an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees.

chicken thighs in air fryer
chicken thighs in air fryer

Tips for cooking chicken thighs in air fryer:

  • Do not overlap the chicken in the air fryer. You may have to cook the chicken in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
  • Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving and enjoy!
  • Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-6 days.
  • This air fryer is the one that I currently have and I really like it. It is worth it to get the larger size. I know many people that purchased the smaller one and wished they initially bought the larger one.

Try air fryer boneless chicken thighs.

This recipe works great with boneless chicken thighs as well too! Feel free to use whatever you prefer.

You can also substitute chicken breasts for chicken thighs.

I often use what I can get on sale or already have in the pantry. It helps to keep my grocery budget on track and everyone gets a delicious meal.

Everyone will love the crispy skin in this quick and easy recipe. Air fried chicken is so delicious.

You no longer need to stand over a hot stove with hot oil to fry chicken. Use the air fryer instead to get delicious chicken in less time and work.

This simple and easy recipe makes it easy to enjoy fried chicken any day of the week. Don’t save this for Sunday dinner because it is easy enough for busy weeknights.

Serving ideas:

All of these are favorites around here.

If your kids don’t like brussel sprouts, try them in the air fryer. The texture is different and they are crispy and delicious.

Just keep it simple and enjoy a delicious family dinner. Everyone will love this meal. Enjoy!

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Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

4.6 from 5 votes
Make Air fryer chicken thighs for an easy dinner everyone will love. The chicken is seasoned to perfection and so crispy on the outside.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 31 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 676
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 12 Chicken Thighs – Skin on with Bones
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F. Note: If your air fryer does not have a preheat option, then run the air fryer for 5 minutes at 390 degrees F.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken thighs.  I used a basting brush to cover the chicken thighs evenly.
  • Combine all the seasonings together in a small bowl.
  • Rub the seasoning mixture over the chicken thighs.
  • Place the chicken thighs in a single layer in the air fryer. Cook at 390 degrees F for 10 minutes. Then flip the chicken and cook for an additional 8-10 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F. Do not overlap the chicken in the air fryer. You may have to cook the chicken in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
  • Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 676kcal, Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 47g, Fat 53g, Saturated Fat 14g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 283mg, Sodium 610mg, Potassium 605mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 315IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 31mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Love this chicken thigh recipe on Air dryer, so easy and quick, my husband can’t beleived how crispy it came out. I even shared it to my sister and she did it and loved it too!