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Air Fryer Chicken Thighs


Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs are a real revolution for anyone who wants to enjoy the delicious, crispy taste

of fried chicken with a fraction of the oil. This method promises a hassle-free cooking experience and

results in legs that are beautifully browned on the outside and juicy, tender on the inside. Perfect for a

quick dinner, meal prep, or even a casual get-together, these air fryer drumsticks will have everyone

asking you the secret to such a perfectly cooked treat.



• 6 chicken legs: with skin for that irresistible crunch.

• 1 tablespoon olive oil: So that the spices stick and the skin becomes crispy.

• 1 teaspoon garlic powder: for a hint of garlic.

• 1 teaspoon smoked paprika powder: Provides a smoky flavor and a beautiful color.

• 1 teaspoon onion powder: for depth and flavor.• 1/2 teaspoon salt: To bring out all the flavors.


• 1/2 teaspoon black pepper: provides a light note.

• Optional for more flavor: 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste.



1. Preheat the air fryer: Set the air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for about 3-5 minutes. This ensures that the

legs start cooking immediately at the correct temperature.


2. Prepare the thighs: Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels.This step is crucial for achieving

crispy skin.

3. Season: Place the drumsticks in a large bowl. Add the olive oil, garlic powder, smoked paprika,

onion powder, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using). Toss until the drumsticks are evenly

coated with the seasoning and oil.4. Arrange in the air fryer: Place the drumsticks in the air fryer


basket, making sure they are not touching each other. This allows air to circulate freely, the chicken is

cooked evenly and has a crispy outside.

5. Cooking: Air fry the legs at 200°C (400°F) for about 10 minutes.Then flip the thighs over and cook

for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) as

measured with a meat thermometer.

6. Rest: After cooking, let the chicken rest for a few minutes. This allows the juice to redistribute and

ensure the drumsticks are moist and flavorful inside.

7.Serve: Serve your air fryer chicken thighs hot with your favorite side dishes or sauces. They go

wonderfully with a light salad, roasted vegetables or creamy coleslaw.


These air fryer chicken thighs not only deliver flavor and texture, but also offer a healthier alternative

to traditional deep frying methods. The result is guilt-free, incredibly filling and sure to become a

staple in your meal rotation. Enjoy the ease and simplicity of air frying and savor every crispy, juicy

bite of these delicious chicken drumsticks.

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