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overhead shot of three cooked chicken thighs placed inside a black air fryer basket.

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Air Fryer Chicken Thighs are delicious, quick, and crispy, with plenty of garlic and herbs for tons of flavor.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 387



  • Preheat Air Fryer to 400˚F.
  • Pat dry the chicken thighs with paper towels.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper; mix until well incorporated.
  • Brush the seasoning rub all over the chicken thighs.
  • Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  • Place the chicken thighs in the air fryer basket, skin side down. If basket is too small for all 4 chicken thighs, you can cook them in batches.
  • Lightly spray the chicken thighs with cooking oil.
  • Cook for 8 minutes; flip the chicken thighs and continue to cook for 8 to 10 more minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken thighs registers at 165˚F. Cooking time will depend on the size of the chicken.
  • For crispier chicken, cook them a little longer, about 2 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from Air Fryer and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Serve.


Tip: To avoid extra fat and over 100 calories, remove the skin before consuming, but not before cooking. Keeping the skin on while cooking is a great way to preserve flavor and moisture.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 387 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Cholesterol 142mg47%
Sodium 404mg17%
Potassium 341mg10%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 616IU12%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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