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Air Fryer Chicken Thighs Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 448kcal
Get the juiciest and crispiest chicken thighs in your air fryer! Rubbed in a simple spice mix, every bite is truly finger licking good!
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  • 4 Chicken Thighs bone in skin on
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees. Combine the seasonings in a bowl.
  • Coat the chicken thighs in olive oil on one side. Rub seasonings on chicken thighs.
  • Flip the thighs and coat with remaining olive oil and seasonings.
  • Spray basket with non stick cooking spray.
  • Place chicken thighs into basket and cook for 15 minutes, skin side up.
  • Flip chicken thighs and cook 3-4 minutes skin side down, or until internal chicken temperature has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove chicken thighs from the air fryer and serve immediately.



  • The thighs should be at room temperature when you put them in the air fryer. I like to take them out of the fridge 30 minutes before I plan to cook them so that they cook through evenly.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket. If you want to double the recipe, cook the chicken in two batches.
  • Pre heat the fryer before adding the chicken so that it cooks through evenly.


Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 362IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg