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Air-Fryer Chicken Thighs

Air-Fryer Chicken Thighs

Cook bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs in the air fryer for tender meat and crispy skin.


  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 (6-ounce) bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°F. Combine salt, cumin, paprika, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Pat chicken dry with paper towels then season with spice mixture.
  2. Place the chicken, skin-side down, in the air fryer and cook for 10 minutes. Use tongs to turn chicken thighs over, then continue cooking them until the skin is golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the thigh reads 165°F, 5 to 10 minutes more. Remove chicken thighs from the air fryer and let them rest for 2 minutes before serving.

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