Keto Lemon-Garlic Chicken Thighs in the Air Fryer


These keto-friendly and low-carb chicken thighs are packed with tangy lemon and garlic flavor. Serve with mashed cauliflower or your favorite keto side dish.

close up view of Keto Lemon-Garlic Chicken Thighs garnished with fresh herbs and a lemon wedge on a black plate
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs

  • 4 lemon wedges


  1. Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Set marinade aside.

  2. Place chicken thighs into a large resealable plastic bag. Pour marinade over chicken and seal bag, making sure to cover all parts of chicken. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

  3. Preheat an air fryer to 360 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. Remove chicken from marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Place chicken pieces in the air fryer basket, cooking in batches if necessary.

  5. Fry until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, 22 to 24 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Squeeze a lemon wedge over each piece upon serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

258 Calories
19g Fat
4g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 258
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 242mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 18mg 90%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 215mg 5%

* 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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