Rating: 4.74 stars
114 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 96
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

Tasty, quick, chicken thighs, with juicy meat and a crispy skin; you will love this chicken that is ready for the table in less than 30 minutes!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Pat chicken thighs dry with a paper towel and brush the skin-side of each piece with olive oil. Place chicken thighs, skin-side down, in a single layer on a plate.

  • Combine smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl and sprinkle half the seasoning mixture evenly over the 4 chicken thighs. Turn thighs over and evenly sprinkle remaining seasoning mixture on top. Place chicken thighs in the air fryer basket in a single layer, skin-side up.

  • Fry in the preheated air fryer until chicken is brown and juices run clear, about 18 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

213 calories; protein 19.3g; carbohydrates 0.9g; fat 14.2g; cholesterol 70.9mg; sodium 355.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (71)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2019
This was the first thing I cooked in my new Air Fryer. It's easy and the seasonings stay on the meat. It does need to cook longer then the recipe says, but it could be the size of the thighs that took longer to cook. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/21/2020
Definitely takes longer than the time suggested from this recipe. Cooking time is ATLEAST 30 minutes! Besides having to adjust the cooking time my teenage son loved the finished result, crispy skin withOUT having to fry it. Read More
114 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 96
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2020
super easy, super delicious. I cooked my chicken with skin on, bone in. They took 25-30 @ 400 degrees. This will be a new favorite of mine. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2019
This was the first thing I cooked in my new Air Fryer. It's easy and the seasonings stay on the meat. It does need to cook longer then the recipe says, but it could be the size of the thighs that took longer to cook. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2020
Very flavorful and crispy. I followed the recipe as noted and we loved it. This is definitely a keeper!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2020
Delicious and easy recipe. I followed recipe & instructions with the following modifications: Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2020
This is a super easy quick dinner. I used boneless skinless thighs and it worked great, very moist and evenly browned. I cooked it 19 min at 400 and flipped after 12 min. Perfect 165f. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2020
It turned out excellent. Will be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2020
My family loves this! I just sprinkle the spices on top of the chicken instead of mixing them in a bowl. I cooked 12 min, flipped and cooked additional 12. Made with skinless thighs and also tenderloins. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2021
Easy and delicious! Will definitely make again! Used bone-in (couldn't find boneless) and it was great! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2020
This recipe is absolutely delicious and so easy to make! I'm new to the air fryer and made this recipe exactly as written. The flavors were so good and the chicken was so moist with a nice crisp on the outside. Even my chicken thigh hater enjoyed this recipe. I have a Pampered Chef Air Fryer and the cook time was a little longer, but not by much. This will be a go to recipe for us. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
04/21/2020
Definitely takes longer than the time suggested from this recipe. Cooking time is ATLEAST 30 minutes! Besides having to adjust the cooking time my teenage son loved the finished result, crispy skin withOUT having to fry it. Read More