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Fried Chicken (Air Fryer + Oven)

Deliciously crispy skin; juicy, tender meat; this air fryer chicken is versatile and tastes like fried chicken but with much less fat. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Chicken
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, fried chicken, less fat, oven
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 4 chicken thighs with bones and skin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Pat chicken thighs dry with a paper towel, then sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Set air fryer to 350 degrees.
  • Place the chicken thighs in the air fryer basket, making sure there is room between them.
  • Put basket into the air fryer, and close it. Then start the air fryer. Cook in air fryer for 18-22 minutes.
  • Flip chicken thighs at 10 minutes, and cook for additional 8 minutes.
  • Use a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken, cook until it reaches 165 degrees F.


Calories: 248kcal | Protein: 18g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 231mg | Vitamin A: 90IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.8mg