Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

  • author  Eliza
  • Updated June 18th, 2019

This air fryer chicken thighs recipe is my go-to for an easy week night dinner. They are gluten-free, paleo and keto. Team it with some fries and/or a salad for a dinner that will be approved by the whole family.

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Air fryer roasted or grilled chicken thighs make a great mid week dinner, so tasty, easy to cook, and good value.

How to prepare air fryer chicken thighs

I usually buy boneless skinless chicken thighs for this recipe, but you can also use skin-on if you want more traditional roasted chicken thighs.

Pat the chicken thighs dry, drizzle with a little cooking oil, then add the seasoning and flip the chicken thighs over to ensure they are coated with the seasoning on all sides.

For seasoning, I often use store-bought chicken spices [affiliate link], but you can easily make your own. Try using salt, ground pepper, paprika, and ground cumin for a simple homemade mix. Or try rosemary, thyme and a little salt if you want roasted chicken thighs.

Air fryer chicken thighs recipe

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

How to cook chicken thighs in an air fryer.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Global
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 324kcal


  • 10 oz boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp chicken spices
  • 1 drizzle olive oil


  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  • Pat chicken thighs dry. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with chicken spices, turn to ensure they are evenly coated with the oil and spice.
  • Place chicken thighs in air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overlapping.
  • Place basket into the air fryer and air fry chicken thighs for 12-15 minutes (depending on thickness), until they are cooked through.
  • You can check they are cooked by cutting the thickest one open, or stick a sharp knife into the thickest part if the juices run clear they should be cooked. If you are unsure, it is best to check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer.


Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 309mg | Vitamin A: 2.2% | Vitamin C: 0.8% | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 8.3%

What to serve with air fryer chicken thighs

Here are some easy side dishes that go great with this recipe: