Air Fryer Sesame Chicken Thighs


Sesame-flavored chicken thighs are crispy on the outside, yet tender and juicy on the inside.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce

  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar

  • 2 pounds chicken thighs

  • 1 green onion, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds


  1. Combine sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, sriracha, and vinegar in a large bowl. Add chicken and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Drain marinade from the chicken.

  3. Place chicken thighs skin-side up in the basket of the air fryer. Cook for 5 minutes. Flip and cook an additional 10 minutes.

  4. Transfer chicken to a plate and let rest 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds.

Editorial Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

485 Calories
33g Fat
7g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 485
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 141mg 47%
Sodium 739mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 389mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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