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Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Thighs

Crispy, juicy boneless chicken thighs cooked in air fryer.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 187kcal


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F / 200 degrees C.
  • In a small bowl, combine Italian seasoning, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, salt and olive oil to make a thick marinade.
  • Add the chicken thighs to the bowl with the marinade and toss until the chicken thighs are fully coated in the seasoning mix.
  • Add the seasoned boneless chicken thighs to the air fryer basket and leave space between them to allow the hot air to circulate.
  • Air fry for 12-16 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken thighs. Flip the chicken thigh halfway through cooking.
  • Cook until the internal temperature of the chicken thighs reaches 165 degrees F / 74 degrees C.


  • Preheat your air fryer according to the directions for your specific air fryer model. 
  • When selecting chicken thighs, look for chicken thighs that are similar in size to ensure even cooking.
  • Wash your hands and kitchen surfaces after handling raw chicken. Raw chicken can make you sick. 
  • Use paper towels to pat the chicken thighs dry. The seasoning mixture will stick to the chicken better if it is dry. 
  • You can marinate the chicken thighs in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Marinating is optional.  
  • Because of the oil in the marinade, there is no need to spray the air fryer basket with olive oil spray. 
  • Leave space between the chicken thighs in the air fryer basket. Allowing the hot air to circulate will give you super crispy chicken thighs.
  • Cook the air fryer chicken thighs in batches if needed. 
  • Flip the boneless chicken thighs in air fryer halfway through cooking. 
  • Begin checking for doneness at the minimum cooking time so you don’t overcook the chicken thighs. 
  • Do not consume raw chicken.
  • Always use a meat thermometer when you cook chicken thighs to check for doneness. The internal temperature of the air fryer chicken thighs should be 165 degrees F / 74 degrees C when inserted into the thickest part of the chicken thighs.
  • Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Storage - keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 days.
  • There are 4 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in a serving of this.


Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 282IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg