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Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

These Air Fryer Chicken Thighs are SO incredibly juicy and perfectly seasoned. Delicious, flavorful, and healthy, these make the perfect quick and easy dinner. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, easy, healthy
Servings: 6 chicken thighs
Calories: 202kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth




  • 4 cups warm water
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs about 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 pounds total
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  • Fill a large bowl with 4 cups of warm water.
  • Pour in 1/4 cup salt and stir until most of the salt has absorbed.
  • Stir in the chicken thighs.
  • Let sit for 15 minutes at room temperature to brine.
  • Place 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, onion powder, smoked paprika, and garlic powder in a small bowl, then stir to combine. Set aside.
Remove the thighs from brine, rinse with cold water, pat dry, then place them into a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Drizzle thighs with oil, then evenly sprinkle with spices - use your hands to ensure that the oil and spices have coated each thigh completely.
  • Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  • Air fry 2 thighs at a time for 15 minutes, or until the thighs are cooked through, flipping halfway through.
  • Repeat with remaining thighs, serve, and enjoy!
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Serving: 1thigh | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 5213mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 273IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg