Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Here is an air fryer chicken thigh recipe that can be cooked to perfection in the air fryer with a super tasty marinade.

This recipe is great for meal prep or weekly rotation because it’s super simple and easy to cook in the air fryer. These chicken thighs are also very juicy and pair well with air fryer french fries, baked sweet potato cubes, or air fryer green beans.

Freshly baked chicken thighs in air fryer compartment

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs Recipe

How to make juicy and tasty chicken thighs at home with an air fryer. By using this marinade, it's a fantastic recipe for weekly meal planning and meal prep.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Meal Prep
Cuisine American
Servings4 servings
Calories (per serving)358.71 kcal




  • Combine marinade and chicken thighs in a large mixing bowl. Store in a zip lock bag or food storage container overnight or for at least 30 minutes to allow the chicken thighs to marinate.
  • Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 180°C degrees (375°F).
  • Add the chicken thighs to the air fryer compartment and cook for 10 minutes. Turn over and cook for a further 10 minutes, or until fully crisp and cooked.


Serving: 1chicken thighCalories: 358.71kcalCarbohydrates: 7.81gProtein: 24.8gFat: 25.17gSaturated Fat: 6.63gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5.13gMonounsaturated Fat: 10.76gTrans Fat: 0.12gCholesterol: 141.61mgSodium: 671.09mgPotassium: 382.32mgFiber: 0.42gSugar: 4.96gVitamin A: 131.26IUVitamin B1: 0.13mgVitamin B2: 0.22mgVitamin B3: 7.17mgVitamin B5: 1.53mgVitamin B6: 0.57mgVitamin B12: 0.93µgVitamin C: 1.8mgVitamin D: 0.14µgVitamin E: 0.56mgVitamin K: 6.88µgCalcium: 37.66mgCopper: 0.11mgFolate: 7.75µgIron: 2.02mgManganese: 0.18mgMagnesium: 35.83mgPhosphorus: 251.74mgSelenium: 27.74µgZinc: 1.94mgNet Carbohydrates: 7.39g
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Data source: USDA

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How Long Do Air Fryer Chicken Thighs Last?

This recipe is perfect for meal prepping or batch cooking. Just ensure you keep them stored in an airtight food storage container.

Fridge3-4 days
Freezer6 months

How To Reheat Air Fryer Chicken Thighs?

Air Fryer8 to 10 minutes
Microwave2 to 4 minutes
Oven10 to 12 minutes