Air fryer chicken thighs

Savor the simplicity and crispiness of these Air Fryer Garlic Paprika Chicken Thighs. With just a handful of ingredients, this recipe transforms ordinary chicken into a flavorful, golden delight. To begin, preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C), creating the perfect environment for achieving that coveted crispy skin. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, concoct a flavorful blend of garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. This spice mixture will be the secret behind the tantalizing taste of your chicken thighs.

Now, ensure your chicken thighs are dry, patting them with a paper towel to eliminate any excess moisture. Drizzle the thighs with olive oil, ensuring an even coating that promises a delectable, golden finish. Sprinkle the spice mixture generously, massaging it into the skin to create a robust flavor profile. As you carefully place the seasoned chicken thighs in the air fryer basket, envision the hot air circulating around them, working its magic. Cook the thighs for an initial 10 minutes, allowing the skin to crisp up beautifully.

At the 10-minute mark, perform a culinary flip, ensuring both sides of the chicken thighs bask in the air fryer’s warmth. Continue cooking for an additional 8-10 minutes, or until the internal temperature registers a safe 165°F (74°C) and the skin achieves a delightful golden brown hue.

Once the air fryer has worked its magic, carefully remove the chicken thighs and let them rest, allowing the juices to redistribute for maximum succulence. Serve these golden treasures hot, and revel in the simplicity and deliciousness of this quick and easy recipe. Keep in mind that cooking times may vary, so a trusty meat thermometer is your ally in ensuring perfection. If you find yourself with any questions, don’t hesitate to ask – happy cooking!

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