Air Fryer Essentials: Crispy Thighs and Fries

Andy Anderson !


Nothing pretentious going on with this recipe; just simple ingredients and great taste. Full Stop.

I am making these in my air fryer, but you could just as easily throw them into the oven.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
30 Min
Air Fryer



  • 2 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil
  • 2 large
    chicken thighs, skin on, bone in
  • 1/2 c
    flour, all-purpose variety
  • 1/2 tsp
    oregano, dried variety
  • 1/2 tsp
    basil, dried variety
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper freshly ground
  • 1/4 tsp
    sweet paprika
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    onion powder

How to Make Air Fryer Essentials: Crispy Thighs and Fries


  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Chef’s Note: To Brine, or not to Brine… That is the Question. When it comes to brining I usually like to brine chicken and/or pork, because it adds some flavor, and keeps the pork or chicken moist during the cooking process.
  4. Chef’s Tip: To make sure that your chicken thighs have a crispy skin, allow them to sit uncovered in the fridge for about two hours, before covering in the oil, and spices.
  5. Coat the chicken thighs in the olive oil.
  6. Add all the spices, and flour to a bowl, and then coat the chicken thighs in the mixture.
  7. Add to the basket of your air fryer.
  8. Cook at 375f (190c), for 20 minutes.
  9. Flip the chicken, and continue to cook for an additional 6 minutes.
  10. Flip one more time, raise the heat to 400f (205c), and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  12. Serve with some fries (I used my homemade potato puffs), and a bit of ketchup. Enjoy.
  13. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Air Fryer Essentials: Crispy Thighs and Fries

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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