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!

Bibi

Recipe Summary

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

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  • 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 39% DV; carbohydrates 0.9g; fat 14.2g 22% DV; cholesterol 70.9mg 24% DV; sodium 355.2mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (56)

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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
72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 61
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
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
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
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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
01/25/2020
It turned out excellent. Will be making it again. 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
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
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2019
Yummy! I added olive oil and crushed garlic. I cooked 2 at a time for 9 minutes then turn them over. I cooked extra to make chicken salad. Moist and delicious- a definite keeper. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2019
Great recipe! Fast and easy. The chicken was a tad overcooked at 18 minute maybe due to my use of skinless maybe because I only buy skinless thighs - I'll play around with the time. However even at 175 internal temp the chicken was moist and tender. The spices are pretty close to perfect it would be a challenge to find any better. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/08/2019
I used bbq sauce instead of the seasonings listed in the recipe. This was the first time using the air fryer for chicken thighs. I think the basket was too close to the top and blackened the skin way before cooking the middle of the chicken. In the future I think I will bake at least half of the time first and then maybe the last 7-10 minutes switch to the air fryer option. Read More
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
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