December 26, 2023

Air-Fryer Chicken Thighs

Air-Fryer Chicken Thighs
Are you craving crispy, juicy chicken thighs without the mess and splatter of traditional frying? This recipe for Air-Fryer Chicken Thighs will be your go-to for busy weeknights! Air fryers have become kitchen staples for good reason. They offer a quick and healthy way to cook your favorite foods, and crispy, juicy air-fryer chicken thighs are no exception. This recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight meal, requiring minimal prep time and delivering delicious results.Are you looking for more air-fryer recipes? Check out some of my favorites:
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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 6 bone-in + skin on chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp lemon pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


  • Preheat air-fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl mix together the salt garlic powder, onion powder, lemon pepper, paprika and cumin.
  • Season the chicken with the spice mix on both sides.
  • Rub the seasoning well all over the chicken and then drizzle the skin side with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Transfer to the air fryer, skin side down.
  • Air fry for 12 minutes on each side, until golden and crispy and cooked through in the center.
Keyword 30 minute meal, air fryer, Dairy-free, gluten-free, healthy, kid-friendly
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


  1. Cat January 2, 2024 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    *chef’s kiss*

    Kid friendly confirmation – 2yo ate almost a whole thigh

    • Deniz January 2, 2024 at 8:46 pm - Reply

      That makes me so happy! I’m glad this recipe was a hit!

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