Crispy Skinned Juicy Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Crispy Skinned Juicy Air Fryer Chicken Thighs Air fryer chicken thighs with crispy skin, incredible juicy texture, and a garlic paprika seasoning are a fuss-free meal that boosts confidence in the kitchen and receives rave reviews. Your favourite method for cooking chicken thighs will become using an air fryer, which cooks food faster and with better results than a traditional oven.

Prep time: Five minutes      Cook time: Twenty minutes
30 minutes in total
There are four servings.

Ingredients For Crispy Skinned Juicy Air Fryer Chicken Thighs:

  1. One tablespoon of paprika
  2. Half a spoonful of paprika, smoked
  3. Two tsp kosher salt
  4. one tsp powdered garlic
  5. half a teaspoon of pepper, black
  6. 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (approximately 2 to 2 1/2 pounds); if boneless chicken thighs are preferred, refer to the notes.
  7. Two teaspoons pure olive oil
  8. slices of lemon for serving
  9. chopped cilantro or parsley fresh for serving

Instructions For Crispy Skinned Juicy Air Fryer Chicken Thighs:

  1. Combine the paprika, smoked paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, and salt in a big bowl.
  2. After thoroughly drying both sides, add the chicken thighs to the basin. After drizzling with oil, toss to coat in the spice blend.
  3. Set the air fryer’s temperature to 400°F. Place the chicken thighs skin-side down in a single layer; check to see whether they are not touching; if so, cook the chicken in batches.
  4. When an instant read thermometer placed at the thickest part of a thigh (but not touching bone) registers 155°F, air fried the chicken thighs for 16 to 22 minutes, turning them halfway through. Remove from heat, cover and let to rest for five minutes (the FDA considers chicken done when it reaches 165°F, but as it sits, its temperature will climb; different air fryer models have different cooking times, so check ahead of time for peace of mind). Serve hot, garnished with fresh herbs and lemon wedges (squeezed over the top of the dish).
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Recipe By: Well plated

Notes and advice For Crispy Skinned Juicy Air Fryer Chicken Thighs:

  1. Remarks on Boneless Thing: Apply the spice mixture on as instructed. Place the chicken, smooth side down, into the air fryer and preheat to 380°F. Cook the chicken for 6 to 8 minutes, turning it halfway through, or until an instant-read thermometer registers 155°F. After letting it rest for five to ten minutes (during which time the temperature will rise), serve warm.
  2. TO STORE: Chill chicken for up to four days in the refrigerator in an airtight storage container.
  3. TO REHEAT: Use a microwave or a 350°F oven to gently reheat leftovers in a baking dish.
  4. TO FREEZE: For up to three months, freeze the thighs in an airtight, freezer-safe storage container. Thaw in the fridge for a full night before reheating.

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