If you’re in search of a flavorful and hassle-free chicken thigh recipe, look no further than our mouthwatering air fryer chicken thighs. This simple yet delectable dish is sure to become a family favorite. In this article, we’ll provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to prepare and cook these bone-in chicken thighs to perfection in your air fryer.
Gather the following ingredients for this scrumptious dish:
- 4 large chicken thighs (bone-in and skin-on)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon “Slap Ya Mama” Cajun Seasoning by Walker and Sons (adjust to your spice preference)
- 1 Maggi cube, crushed (or 1 teaspoon Knorr seasoning)
- 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
- 1 lemon
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Follow these simple steps to create this delectable dish:
- Prepare the Chicken Thighs Start by washing the chicken thighs thoroughly, using the juice of half a lemon. Pat them dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
- Season the Thighs In a bowl, combine the salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, dried thyme, paprika, “Slap Ya Mama” Cajun Seasoning, crushed Maggi cube (or Knorr seasoning), and EVOO. Don gloves and rub this flavorful dry rub mixture onto every part of the chicken thighs, ensuring they are well-coated. Cover the thighs and let them marinate for 2 hours, or if you’re in a hurry, you can cook them immediately.
- Preheat the Air Fryer Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
- Air Frying Place the marinated chicken thighs in the air fryer basket, skin side up. Cook at 400°F for 10 minutes, then flip/turn the thighs and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350°F and continue cooking for another 10-15 minutes, or until the chicken thighs are cooked through and have achieved a golden-brown crispiness. Please note that cooking times may vary depending on the size of your chicken thighs and the type of air fryer you are using. For optimal results, use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature reaches at least 165°F.
Enjoy your perfectly cooked air fryer chicken thighs, bursting with flavor and cooked to perfection. This recipe is not only easy to follow but also a healthier alternative to traditional frying methods. Give it a try and savor every bite!