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Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Thighs

Air fry crispy and juicy chicken thighs in under 30 mintues.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 186kcal


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


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F or 200 degrees C.
  • In a small bowl, combine paprika, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and olive oil to form a marinade.
  • Add the chicken thighs to the marinade and mix until chicken thighs are fully coated.
  • Place the seasoned boneless chicken thighs in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching.
  • Air fry for 12-16 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken thighs. Flip over halfway through cooking.
  • When the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F / 74 degrees C, remove and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.


  • Preheat the air fryer according to the directions for your specific model of air fryer. 
  • Select chicken thighs that are similar in size for even cooking.
  • Always handle raw chicken with care and wash your hands and surfaces after handling raw chicken.
  • Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels. This will help more of the seasoning marinade to stick to the chicken. 
  • Marinate the chicken thighs in the fridge for up to 24 hours if you like. 
  • 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 to allow the hot air to circulate.
  • Cook the air fryer chicken thighs in batches. 
  • 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.
  • Allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Storage - keep leftovers in an airtight container inside the fridge for 4 days.
  • There are 4 WW Blue Plan Smart Points in one serving.


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 304mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 282IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg