Air Fryer Chicken Thighs Recipe


  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish, optional)
  • Lemon wedges (for serving, optional)


  1. Preheat Air Fryer:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for about 5 minutes.
  2. Prepare Chicken Thighs:
    • Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels. In a bowl, mix olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Coat Chicken:
    • Coat the chicken thighs evenly with the spice mixture, ensuring they are well-covered.
  4. Place in Air Fryer:
    • Place the seasoned chicken thighs in the air fryer basket, skin side down.
  5. Air Fry:
    • Cook the chicken thighs in the air fryer at 400°F (200°C) for about 20 minutes. Flip the chicken thighs halfway through the cooking time to ensure even crisping.
  6. Check Internal Temperature:
    • Use a meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature of the chicken reaches at least 165°F (74°C).
  7. Crisp the Skin (Optional):
    • If the skin is not as crispy as desired, you can air fry for an additional 3-5 minutes at a higher temperature or place under a broiler for a few minutes.
  8. Garnish and Serve:
    • Once done, remove the chicken thighs from the air fryer. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve with lemon wedges if desired.
  9. Enjoy:
    • Enjoy these flavorful and crispy air fryer chicken thighs!

These air fryer chicken thighs are not only quick and easy to make, but they also result in crispy skin and juicy meat. They make for a delicious and hassle-free main dish for any meal.


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