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air fryer essentials: buttermilk chicken thighs

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

I love brining with buttermilk; it creates such diverse levels of flavor, and by adding a few other spices really makes for a tasty bit of chicken. I put these into the brine around 10:00p, and left them in the fridge for six hours, while I worked on some other recipes. So, they did not get cooked until 4:00 this morning. An interesting breakfast, to say the least. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 6 Hr
cook time 20 Min
method Air Fryer

Ingredients For air fryer essentials: buttermilk chicken thighs

  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    adobo sauce from a can of chipotle chiles in adobo
  • 2 md
    chicken thighs, skin on, bone in
  • 1 tsp
    grapeseed oil, or other non-flavored oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    paprika, hot or sweet, your choice
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt, kosher variety, fine grind
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper, freshly ground

How To Make air fryer essentials: buttermilk chicken thighs

  • 1
  • 2
    You will need an air fryer to make this recipe.
  • 3
    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  • 4
  • 5
    Mix all the ingredients together for the brine (I usually use a Ziploc bag), toss in the chicken thighs, and stick in the fridge for 4 – 6 hours… or overnight.
  • 6
  • 7
    Remove from the brine, pat dry, then brush the oil on the chicken thighs, and sprinkle the spices on the skin side.
  • 8
    Add to the air fryer, skin side up.
  • 9
    Bake at 350f (175c), until the chicken is cooked, and the juices run clear, about 18 – 22 minutes.
  • 10
  • So yummy
    Serve while hot with your favorite sides. My suggestion would be steamed rice and broccoli. Enjoy.
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