Ready in only twenty minutes, airfryerchickenthighs are a staple in my kitchen. Add a quick salad, veggies, potatoes, or even cook up a box of mac and cheese.
But honestly, unless I’ve been in a real meal-prepping mood, I usually need to cook the chicken before proceeding with the recipe. Whether you’re making airfryerchickenthighs the star of your meal, or including them in a more complicated recipe, you’ll find yourself turning to this easy cooking method often.
In a large bowl, coat approximately two pounds of chicken thighs with a bit of olive oil. Place the thighs in a single layer in your air fryer.
Another factor that affects cooking time is the size of the thighs. Barbecue rub : this blend of dark brown sugar, salt, pepper, chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, ground mustard, celery seed, and cayenne pepper adds so much flavor.
Just plain seasoned salt would be good or make it as spicy as you like it with pepper. Leftover chicken, wrapped well, will last up to four days in the fridge or you can freeze it to use later.
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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.
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.
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 Hairdryer and the cook time was a little longer, but not by much.
The air fryer cooks fried chicken without oil which we love! It is important to flip them halfway through so you get a nice golden brown on both sides.
Here is a quick rundown of how to air fry thighs easily. Prepare Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees for at least 5 minutes.
This makes the pieces generally healthier than oil immersed counterparts. Using an air fryer to cook bone in chicken thighs can cut calories and fat content.
You won’t lose that crispy outside you love though, that is even better than in the oven at 350 degrees yet similar to deep-frying. I haven’t found many at all myself other than some models have a pretty small basket.
Calories, saturated fat and other amounts will vary depending on the cuts you choose, and size. (or if you want to just sprinkle with salt and pepper, skip this step) Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees for at least 5 minutes.
Trim any excess fat hanging off the sides of your chicken thighs (ours where bone -in with skin on). Rub olive oil on each thigh and put herbs and spices on top and bottom.
Rub olive oil on outside each chicken thigh, top and bottom. Press thigh on to plate so spice mixture sticks, do this on both sides.
Then open lid and flip all chicken thighs over so skin side is now facing up. * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Amount Per Serving Calories 243 Calories from Fat141 % Daily Value×Total Fat 16g 24% Saturated Fat5g 24% Trans Fat0.0g Polyunsaturated Fat3.7g Monounsaturated Fat7.2g Cholesterol 145 mg 48%Sodium 396 mg 16%Total Carbohydrate 0.2g 0% Dietary Fiber0g 0% Sugars0.0g Protein 27g Vitamin A1% Vitamin C0% Calcium1% Iron7% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. All you need for perfectly cooked fried chicken are boneless skin -on chicken thighs and seasonings.
This is by far the quickest and easiest way to make perfectly cooked fried chicken. All the fat and skin on the chicken thighs gets completely rendered and crispy.
That is why I put the salt on the top of the skin and the seasonings directly on the bottom of the chicken. This will keep your skin perfectly golden brown while still infusing all that wonderful flavor.
The best way to accomplish this is to use a meat tenderizer or a rolling pin to flatten the thighs out to be the same thickness. If you are having to make multiple batches, loosely tent the cooked chicken on a plate with aluminum foil.
You can also pop them back in the air fryer for 2 minutes just to heat them up real quick while the second batch is resting. If you are cooking a lot of chicken ahead of time for meal prep, my favorite way to reheat this chicken is on a baking sheet, uncovered, in the oven or toaster oven.