Juicy Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

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Juicy Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

The juiciest chicken thighs EVER! Simple ingredients and major flavor! Don’t let the mayo frighten you. It’s necessary!
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 people



  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1-2 TBS cajun seasoning
  • 1 TBS onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1-2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 TBS fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup Mayo Just trust me on this, mkay?
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted

Lemon Pepper Sauce

  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • zest from half a lemon
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 TBS cracked black pepper
  • salt to taste



  1. Season the chicken thighs will all if the ingredients.
  2. Toss well to ensure that the thighs are coated evenly with the spices and mayo.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat your air fryer.
  5. Line the basket of the air fryer with aluminum foil.
  6. Place the thighs into the basket. Leave enough space between each other to ensure even cooking. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may have to cook in batches to prevent overcrowding.
  7. Air fry the chicken thighs on 400°F for 18-20 mins flipping the chicken over halfway through. Make sure the internal temperature of the chicken is 165°F.
  8. Remove the chicken from the air fryer and wrap it in aluminum foil.
  9. Allow the thighs to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Lemon Pepper Sauce:

  1. Stir all ingredients together well
  2. Drizzle over the chicken
  3. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*If using a conventional oven, bake at 400°F on a baking pan with a wired rack for 35-45 minutes or until fully cooked.