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Easy Air Fryer Blackened Chicken Thighs

These Air Fryer Blackened Chicken Thighs are incredibly juicy and have the perfect amount of kick! They’re great if you are looking for a quick and easy dinner during the week. Have dinner ready in under 20 minutes!

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Air Fryer Blackened Chicken Thighs

I love making chicken thighs in the air fryer. The skin on these bone-in chicken thighs is crispy and packed full of flavor. The inside is super juicy and delicious too!

A big thank you to Do Good Chicken for gifting me with these amazing chicken thighs! Do Good Chicken has no antibiotics. The Chickens are 100% natural and cage-free! They are also hatched, raised, and harvested here in the United States.

If you enjoy chicken thighs as much as I do check out these other amazing recipes: Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Thighs, Air Fryer Keto Chicken Thighs, Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs, and Air Fryer Katsu Chicken Thighs.

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❤️ Why you’ll love this easy air fryer recipe

  • Budget Friendly – Bone-in chicken thighs are cheaper than boneless skinless chicken thighs and are great if you’re trying to save money. You can also make chicken bone broth by using the chicken bones!
  • Easy Recipe – With only a few steps, making these chicken thighs in the air fryer will be a breeze.
  • Paleo and Keto Recipe – These blackened chicken thighs are very low in carbs. It’s a perfect dish if you’re following a low-carb or keto diet.
  • Delicious – This recipe is super delicious!

Ingredients

  • Do Good Chicken Thighs
  • Avocado oil
  • Seasoning: salt, paprika, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder
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✳️ Tips & Tricks

To ensure that the chicken stays moist, check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer. Once they reach 165F, remove them from the air fryer. Don’t overcook.

If you don’t care for the kick of the cayenne pepper you can just use a little less.

When cooking bone-in chicken thighs when you go to flip them just be careful the skin can crinkle up on you.

Tools to make this Blackened Chicken Thighs in the Air Fryer

  • Cosori Air Fryer – this is my favorite air fryer. The large air fryer basket makes it so easy to cook your favorite recipes
  • Tongs – tongs are easiest to remove and flip the chicken
  • Meat thermometer – You always want to make sure the internal temperature of ANY chicken 165F.

How to make Air Fryer Blackened Chicken Thighs

  1. Prep the chicken. Place the chicken on a plate. Drizzle the avocado oil over the chicken, and sprinkle all the seasoning over the chicken. Using your palm press the seasoning into the chicken.
  2. Cook the chicken. Transfer the chicken to the air fryer basket and cook at 390F for 18 minutes flipping halfway through.
  3. Serve the chicken. Once the timer goes off and the internal temperature is 165F remove the chicken from the air fryer basket and serve.

Oven Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Place the chicken on a plate. Drizzle the avocado oil over the chicken, and sprinkle all the seasoning over the chicken. Using your palm press the seasoning into the chicken.
  3. Transfer the chicken thighs to a baking pan and place them inside the oven.
  4. Cook the chicken thighs for 20 minutes.
  5. Once the timer goes off remove the chicken from the oven and serve.

Substitutions

If you don’t have bone-in chicken thighs, you can use boneless skinless chicken thighs instead. You will just have to reduce the cooking time by a few minutes.

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What to serve with Blackened Chicken Thighs

I paired these chicken thighs with Sautéed Zucchinis and let me tell you OH MY! You could also pair these blackened chicken thighs with your favorite low carbs sides to keep it keto, or mashed potatoes if you don’t watch your carb intake.

How to store

  • Store leftovers in an airtight glass container for up to 5 days.

♨️ How to reheat

Remove the lid from the container and microwave on high for 1 to 1.5 minutes or until chicken is warm. Alternatively you can transfer to a microwave save plate to warm up.

If you want to warm this up in your air fryer, cook it for 2-3 minutes at 400F.

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❓FAQs

How long does it take to cook chicken thighs in the air fryer?

Bone-in chicken thighs you will cook at 390F for 18 minutes.
Boneless skinless chicken thighs you will cook at 390F for 14 minutes.

Is blackened chicken just burnt chicken?

Food that is blackened isn’t burnt; it’s simply coated in a special spice blend that takes on a dark look to it.

Should I wrap my chicken in foil in the air fryer?

You can but its not necessary.

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More Air Fryer Chicken Thighs Recipes

If you loved these chicken thighs with blackened seasoning in the air fryer, check out these other delicious air fryer chicken thigh recipes.

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Air Fryer Blackened Chicken Thighs

These Air Fryer Blackened Chicken Thighs have the perfect amount of kick to them. If you are looking for a quick and easy dinner during the weeknight make these chicken thighs. Only a few simple steps and you will have dinner ready in under 20 minutes.
5 from 35 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 701 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Prep the chicken. Place the chicken on a plate. Drizzle the avocado oil over the chicken, and sprinkle all the seasoning over the chicken. Using your palm press the seasoning into the chicken.
  • Cook the chicken. Transfer the chicken to the air fryer basket and cook at 390F for 18 minutes flipping halfway through.
  • Serve the chicken. Once the timer goes off and the internal temperature is 165F remove the chicken from the air fryer basket and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 701kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 47gFat: 55gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gMonounsaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 283mgSodium: 805mgPotassium: 624mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 586IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 2mg
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