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Brown plate with cooked chicken thighs on it garnished with fresh parsley
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5 from 21 votes

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Crispy, tender and juicy chicken thighs that are seasoned and made in an Air Fryer!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 351kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 4 skin-on bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil


  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl combine all the rub ingredients.
  • 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.
  • Sprinkle rub mixture evenly over the chicken thighs. Turn the 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.
  • Cook in an air fryer 18-22 minutes or until the juices run clean and the center reads 185-190 degrees F.



  • Technically the internal temperature needs to be 165 degrees F, but I find that there are no bloody spots around the bones if you cook it a little longer and the chicken falls off the bone tender and juicy.


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 261IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg