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air fryer essentials: crispy thighs and fries

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

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.

(1 rating)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Air Fryer

Ingredients For air fryer essentials: crispy thighs and fries

  • 2 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil
  • 2 lg
    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

  • 1
  • 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.
  • 11
  • 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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