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Air Fryer Chicken Thighs and Potatoes – Quick & Easy

These Air Fryer Chicken Thighs and Potatoes are so quick and easy! Make juicy chicken thighs and potatoes all at the same time! Done in less than 30 minutes.

chicken thighs and potatoes on a plate with a fork on the plate

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs and Potatoes

Chicken thighs are one of my favorite things to make in the air fryer. They come out perfect every time. They are super easy to make. I also made this super easy Air Fryer Chicken Breast And Potato Recipes

This recipe is so simple and easy that anyone can make it. I’m a potato girl and this curbs my cravings for mashed potatoes!

You will also have to check out these other amazing yet super easy chicken thigh recipes; Air Fryer Shake N Bake Chicken Thighs, Air Fryer Blackened Chicken Thighs, Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Thighs, Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs, and Air Fryer Katsu Chicken Thighs.

plate with chicken thighs and potatoes on it. parsley and another plate in the background

Why you’ll love this easy air fryer chicken recipe

  • Budget Friendly – I got all of the ingredients at Aldi’s, and chicken thighs are cheap and you can buy potatoes in bulk to save money.
  • Quick and easy recipe – The air fryer makes cooking and clean up so easy. This recipe is done in less than 30 minutes!
  • Meal Prep – meal prepping has become a big part of my life, always being on the go. This healthy chicken and potato recipe stores great and reheats easily. Saving you time and money!
  • Delicious – This recipe is so good! You will be adding it into your weekly dinner menu.

Ingredients

  • Potatoes – I used russet potatoes
  • Avocado oil – I always use avocado oil for high-heat cooking.
  • Seasonings: salt and black pepper but you can also add Italian seasoning, rosemary or herbs de Provance. Even fresh garlic would be great too!
  • Boneless skinless chicken thighs – You can use bone-in chicken thighs
  • Fresh lemon (to be juiced)
Ingredients for chicken thighs and potatoes (lemon, seasonings, avocado oil, potatoes, and chicken thighs)

Tips & Tricks

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

If your potatoes are on the larger size you may need to cook the potatoes separately. Try to not pile them too high in the air fryer basket because they won’t get all nice and crispy.

Tools to make this Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Thigh Recipe

  • 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 this Chicken Thighs and Potatoes in the Air Fryer

  1. Cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch thick slices
  2. Place the sliced potatoes into a mixing bowl and pour half the avocado oil, salt, and black pepper on top, and mix together.
  3. Place the chicken thighs into a mixing bowl and add the remaining avocado oil, salt, and black pepper. Mix them together.
  4. Transfer chicken thighs and potatoes into the Air Fryer basket. (depending on the size of the chicken thighs you may to do 2 batches)
  5. Cook at 390F for 14 minutes flipping them halfway through.
  6. Remove chicken thighs and potatoes and squeeze half a lemon mainly on the chicken thighs.
  7. Serve and enjoy.

Stovetop Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl add in your potatoes and chicken thighs. Then add in the avocado oil and seasonings.
  3. Mix them together.
  4. Transfer the potatoes and chicken thighs to the cooking sheet.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Making sure the internal temperature is 165F.
  6. Remove from cooking sheet, and enjoy!

Substitutions

You can use baby potatoes instead of whole potatoes. Simply slice them in half.

If you don’t have boneless skinless chicken thighs, you can use bone in thighs instead. You will just have to add a few more minutes to the cooking time. Pay attention to the potatoes, they may over cook with the additional time.

As far as seasonings go, in addition to the salt and pepper – try adding Italian seasoning, garlic power, onion powder, paprika or even poultry seasoning.

plate with chicken thighs and potatoes on it.

What to serve with Chicken Thighs and Potatoes

These juicy chicken thighs and crispy potatoes are a meal in themselves, but you can also add a vegetable like Brussel sprouts, asparagus or green beans for a little bit of color.

How to store

  • Store leftover chicken and veggies in a glass airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • For meal prep, you can freeze a meal up to 3 months

How to reheat

Transfer the chicken and potatoes to a microwave safe plate and microwave on high for 1.5-2 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165F.

cooked chicken thighs and potatoes in a Air Fryer.
Air Fryer Chicken Thighs and Potatoes

FAQs

Can you cook raw chicken and potatoes at the same time?

Yes, you can cook raw chicken and potatoes at the same time.

What can I serve with chicken thighs for dinner?

You can serve cauliflower, broccoli, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, and potatoes.

Do chicken thighs get more tender the longer you cook them?

Unlike chicken breasts, chicken thighs and drumsticks actually become more tender the longer they cook.

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Air Fryer Chicken Thighs and Potatoes

These Air Fryer chicken thighs and potatoes are so juicy! This recipe was really simple and easy. Have dinner done in 30 minutes.
4.98 from 40 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 561 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Cut the potatoes into 1 inch slices/cubes.
  • Place the cubed potatoes into a mixing bowl and pour half the avocado oil, salt, and black pepper on top and mix together.
  • Place the chicken thighs into a mixing bowl and add the remaining avocado oil, salt, and black pepper. Mix them together.
  • Transfer chicken thighs and potatoes into the Air Fryer basket. (depending on the size of the chicken thighs you may to do 2 batches)
  • Cook at 390F for 14 minutes flipping them halfway through.
  • Remove chicken thighs and potatoes and squeeze half a lemon mainly on the chicken thighs.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Video

Notes

(depending on the size of the chicken thighs you may to do 2 batches) Make sure the internal temperature is 165F

Nutrition

Calories: 561kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 48gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 215mgSodium: 599mgPotassium: 1444mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 57IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 4mg
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