Air fryer chicken thighs

Cooking chicken thighs in an air fryer is a speedy way to achieve succulent meat with a delicious crispy skin. A spicy coating makes the perfect finishing touch

  • Prep:2 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 88
  • fat 5g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 0g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 0.3g
  • protein 11g
  • salt 0.7g


  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp mixed herbs
  • ½ tsp garlic granules (optional)
  • 4 chicken thighs, bone in
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  1. Combine the paprika in a bowl with the herbs and garlic granules, if using, together with ½ tsp salt and ½ tsp ground black pepper. Scatter onto a plate. Rub the chicken thighs with the oil, then coat in the spice mix.

  2. Put in the basket of your air fryer and cook, skin-side down, for 10 mins. Turn over and cook for a further 10-15 mins until cooked through and the skin is crispy. To check they are cooked, pierce the thickest part of the thigh with a knife to see if the juices run clear. Remove from the air fryer immediately to stop the skin from softening.

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