These boneless skinless air fryer chicken thighs are an easy, no-fail way to cook chicken in your air fryer. They're full of flavor and tasty like chicken fingers — super crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside.
About This Recipe
This recipe is an easy, no-fail way to make chicken thighs in your air fryer. It's made with boneless skinless chicken thighs, which come out super crispy around the edges.
Before going into the air fryer, the chicken is rubbed with a tasty mix of simple seasonings. This gives it plenty of flavor and adds to the crispiness.
This is the ultimate quick, easy, and healthy chicken dinner. Plus it's family friendly (even picky eaters love it)!
Air Fryer Chicken Thighs Ingredients
Here's what you'll need to make this recipe. The full recipe card and ingredient list can be found at the bottom of the page.
- 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (or avocado oil)
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Thighs
Step 1: Mix the chicken with the seasonings
In a medium bowl, mix together the oil and seasonings: paprika, garlic powder, oregano, salt and black pepper. Add the chicken thighs, tossing and rubbing them with the marinade until coated.
Step 2: Preheat your air fryer
Preheat your air fryer to 400°F by letting it heat up for 3 minutes.
Step 3: Cook the chicken
Place the chicken into the air fryer basket in a single layer, not overlapping. Cook in batches if needed. Cook for 7 minutes, flip and cook for 8 - 12 minutes more. The exact cook time will vary based on your air fryer. Chicken should be crispy on the edges and cooked through to 165°F.
Step 4: Serve
Remove the chicken and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cook your boneless skinless chicken thighs in the air fryer at 400°F for 7 minutes on one side, and then 8 - 12 minutes on the other side, until cooked through and crispy.
Yes, you can put raw chicken in an air fryer. It's safe to put raw chicken in your air fryer — just be sure that you fry it until it's cooked through (no longer pink in the middle, cooked to 165°F).
Cook your chicken thighs at 400°F for about 15 minutes total, flipping half way.
Store any leftovers by letting them cool and then storing them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 - 4 days. The chicken will become slightly less crispy as it's stored.