Air Fried Maple Chicken Thighs


This subtly sweet, yet savory, chicken thigh recipe is crisped to perfection in an air fryer.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • ½ cup maple syrup

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic

  • 4 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs

Dry Mix:

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup tapioca flour

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika

  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon granulated onion

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic

  • ½ teaspoon honey powder (such as Savory Spice®)


  1. Combine buttermilk, maple syrup, egg, and 1 teaspoon granulated garlic in a resealable bag. Add chicken thighs and marinate for at least 1 hour or up to overnight in the refrigerator.

  2. Combine flour, tapioca flour, salt, sweet paprika, smoked paprika, granulated onion, pepper, cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic, and honey powder in a shallow bowl.

  3. Preheat an air fryer to 380 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  4. Drain and discard marinade from chicken thighs. Dredge chicken through flour mixture and shake off excess. Place chicken skin-side down in the preheated air fryer and cook for 12 minutes. Turn thighs and fry an additional 13 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

415 Calories
13g Fat
51g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 415
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Sodium 1885mg 82%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 121mg 9%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 381mg 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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