Extra Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

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Air fryers have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. They are a healthier alternative to traditional frying methods while still providing that crispy texture we all love. This extra crispy air fryer chicken thighs recipe is a perfect example of how an air fryer can be used to make a quick and delicious meal that is also good for you.

The recipe itself is incredibly easy to follow, making it accessible to even the most novice of cooks. All you need is a few chicken thighs, some basic seasoning ingredients, and an air fryer. After seasoning the chicken and placing it in the air fryer, it takes only 25 minutes to cook to perfection. This means you can have a delicious and healthy meal on the table in no time at all.

One of the key benefits of using an air fryer for this recipe is that it helps to reduce the amount of fat in the chicken. Because the hot air is circulating around the chicken, it can cook evenly without needing to be submerged in oil. This means you can enjoy the crispy texture of fried chicken without the added calories and health risks associated with traditional frying methods.

The seasoning blend used in this recipe is a perfect complement to the crispy skin of the chicken. Garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, Lawry’s seasoning salt, and pepper come together to create a flavor that is both savory and satisfying. Whether you’re cooking for yourself or for a crowd, this recipe is sure to be a hit.


Extra Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

This super easy air fryer chicken thigh recipe is a quick and easy way to enjoy juicy and crispy chicken without the added fat of traditional frying. The secret to achieving perfectly crispy skin is the air fryer, which uses hot air to cook the chicken evenly while rendering the fat out of the skin. The seasoning blend of garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper gives the chicken a delicious flavor that complements the crispy skin. With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time, this recipe is a great option for a quick and satisfying meal any day of the week.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 4 bone in, skin on chicken thighs with skin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp Lawry's seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper


  • Preheat your air fryer to 380 degrees for 5 minutes. Spray non-stick oil after air fryer is pre-heated.
  • Pat your chicken thighs dry and trim off any excess fat. Season the thighs with the dry seasonings listed above.
  • Place your thighs skin down on the bottom of your air fryer basket and cook for 12 minutes.
  • Turn your chicken thighs skin side up and cook for another 12 minutes. Note: if you'd like your thighs extra crispy like I do, add 3 more minutes to the cook time.
  • After your thighs have reached your desired crispy level, remove the thighs and place them on a paper towel to absorb any excess grease. Let them rest for a few minutes and enjoy with your sides of choice!
Keyword Air Fryer, Fried Chicken

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