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Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Who knew boneless, skinless chicken could be so crispy?! Air Fryer Chicken Thighs are crispy on the outside, and juicy on the inside, and ready in under 25 minutes! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: air fryer chicken, air fryer chicken thighs
Servings: 6 thighs
Calories: 138kcal
Author: Erin


  • Air fryer


  • 5-6 boneless skinless chicken thighs patted dry; see notes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Pat chicken thighs dry with a paper towel, then transfer to a bowl.
  • Combine all the seasonings together in a bowl, then pour them into the bowl with the chicken and use your hands to coat the chicken with the spices.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 380° (mine took 3 minutes to preheat). Then, place chicken smooth side down into the air fryer, spray with nonstick spray/olive oil spray, and cook at 380° for 12 minutes. NOTE: every air fryer is different, so cook times may vary.
  • Once the air fryer beeps, use kitchen tongs to flip the chicken over, and cook for an additional 6-8 minutes on the second side, or until chicken is cooked through.



*Calories are an estimation and are per chicken thigh
*NOTE: every air fryer is different, so cook times may vary
*I tested this recipe with both boneless/skinless chicken, and with bone-in skin on chicken. Personally, I preferred the boneless/skinless version, but if you want to use chicken thighs with skin, just note that you'll probably have to cook the chicken for approx. 5 more minutes. 


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 191IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg