Air Fryer Chicken Thighs Recipe

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Makes these crispy air fried chicken thighs for dinner! They pair well with your favorite side dish and are kid-friendly!
Course Main Course
Keyword air fryer recipes, chicken
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 130kcal



  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1.5 pounds chicken thighs (about 4 chicken thighs)


  • In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, pepper, and lemon juice.
  • Place the chicken thighs in a gallon size zip-top bag. Pour the olive oil mixture over the chicken thighs and seal the bag.
  • Move the thighs around in the bag to coat with marinade, then place the bag in the refrigerator to marinade for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.
  • Prepare the air fryer basket by adding a liner or rack to the basket.
  • Place the chicken thighs on top, making sure the thighs don’t touch each other or the sides of the basket to prevent sticking. (Depending on how many you're making, the chicken thighs may need to be cooked in batches.)
  • Set the air fryer to cook at 400°F for 10 minutes. When the cook time is up, flip the thighs and cook for an additional 10 minutes. (Chicken is done when the internal temperature reaches 165°F.)
  • Remove chicken thighs from the air fryer so they don't continue to cook. Serve with your favorite side dish!


Please note that nutritional values are estimates. Exact values depend on the specific products used.


Serving: 1thigh | Calories: 130kcal