Homemade Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs in Air Fryer

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Are you looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal that is packed with flavor? Look no further! This recipe for boneless skinless chicken thighs in an air fryer is sure to satisfy. With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of marination time, you’ll have juicy, flavorful chicken that is ready in no time. Plus, the air fryer means you’ll have minimal clean-up. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your seasonings, or keep it simple with just salt and pepper. Serve with your favorite sides for a complete meal. Give this recipe a try and you won’t be disappointed!

Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs in Air Fryer

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Marination Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 400kcal


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp berbere spice
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Mix the spices, salt, and olive oil in a storage container.
  • Put the chicken thighs on it. Cover each side of the chicken thighs with the spice mixture.
  • Cover the container and rest for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Take the chicken thighs out of the refrigerator. Arrange them in the air-fryer basket. Bake in the air-fryer for about 18 minutes at 180°C/355°F.
  • Turn the chicken thighs upside down halfway through.
  • Slice into julienne, and serve with a green salad.


Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 532mg | Potassium: 570mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg

Tips, Notes & Substitutes:

  • Boneless, skinless chicken thighs in an air fryer are a quick and easy option for a weeknight meal. 
  • Use any seasonings you like on the chicken, or keep it simple with just salt and pepper.
  • Be sure to flip the chicken halfway through cooking.
  • Serve the chicken with your favorite sides. Some good options include roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a simple salad.
  • Start with clean, dry chicken thighs. Pat them dry with a paper towel if necessary. –
  • Heat the air fryer to the correct temperature. This will vary depending on your air fryer, but most air fryers work best around 180°C/355°F for boneless chicken. 
  • Place the chicken thighs in the air fryer basket, making sure not to overcrowd it. 
  • If you want to turn it into a meal that you can cook faster, pound the chicken thighs with a chicken pounder beforehand and extend the resting time. 

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