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Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Tender air fryer chicken thighs are a tasty, easy main course, perfect as a quick and healthy dinner. The meat is marinated in Greek yogurt and seasoning, creating the most flavorful chicken.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, buffalo chicken, gluten free, healthy, nut free
Servings: 6 chicken thighs
Calories: 256kcal
Author: Tonje
Cost: cheap

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Start by combining the Greek yogurt and seasoning in a bowl to create a marinade. Add the chicken thighs to the same bowl, and stir to coat the meat evenly. Optionally, you can now leave the chicken to marinade in a refrigerator for up to a few hours.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 360 °F / 180 °C. Spray the inside of the basket with your olive oil spray.
  • Place the marinated chicken thighs in the basket, leaving a little room between each thigh. If you have a smaller basket, you might have to air fry the chicken in multiple batches. Avoid stacking the chicken on top of each other.
  • Air fry for about 5 minutes, then flip the chicken and cook for another 5 minutes. If you’re using chicken thighs with bones in them, increase the cooking time with 10 minutes in total.
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the internal temperature of the thighs reach 165 °F / 74 °C. Remove them from the air fryer, and leave them to rest for about 5 minutes before serving them. Allowing them to rest first ensures the juiciest result possible.

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Notes

  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the chicken cooks perfectly. This one allows you to measure the temperature in real time, so you can see exactly when it’s cooked just right.
  • Always leave some space between each chicken thigh in the air fryer basket. This is key to ensure that they all cook evenly.
  • If you have time, leave the chicken to marinate in your refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before cooking it. It enhances the flavor noticeably.
  • Leftover air fryer chicken thighs can be stored in an airtight container in a refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 114IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg