Air Fryer Lemon Herb Chicken Thighs

Air Fryer Lemon Herb Chicken Thighs

Air Fryer Lemon Herb Chicken Thighs are bright and flavorful, and have that fresh feeling thanks to the herbs.

Anything with lemon just makes me feel happy 🙂

And adding the fresh herbs from my garden was the perfect combo with the lemon.

This was also a pretty easy dish to prepare.

A few minutes to chop the herbs and marinate the chicken, and the air fryer does the rest of the work for you.

ingredients for the chicken marinade

How to Make Air Fryer Lemon Herb Chicken Thighs

First, put 4 to 5 chicken thighs in a gallon size plastic bag.

Then chop some fresh herbs of choice.

I had thyme, basil, rosemary, and chives growing in my garden so that’s what I went with.

chopped herbs

Add the fresh herbs to the bag with the chicken along with lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.

Massage the bag until everything is evenly combined.

Marinate in the fridge for a few hours or even overnight.

adding fresh herbs to the chicken marinade

Then place the chicken thighs in the air fryer basket, skin side up.

Sprinkle a little more kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes over top.

And then set the air fryer to 390 degrees for 18 to 22 minutes.

Cook time will depend on the size of the chicken.

So check with an instant read thermometer to make sure they are above 165 degrees.

chicken in the air fryer before cooking

Air Fryer Lemon Herb Chicken Thighs are a gorgeous golden brown!

Air Fryer Lemon Herb Chicken Thighs

These were so juicy and moist in the inside, and the skin was perfectly crisp on the outside.

Air Fryer Lemon Herb Chicken Thighs

Sometimes all you need is a simple chicken dinner, no fanciness here but this one really brings extraordinary flavor.

Air Fryer Lemon Herb Chicken Thighs

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Air Fryer Lemon Herb Chicken Thighs

Air Fryer Lemon Herb Chicken Thighs are juicy and flavorful and one of the easiest air fryer recipes, always a family favorite dinner!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer, Chicken Recipes, Chicken Thigh, Dinner Recipes, Easy, Herbs, Lemon, Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 chicken thighs
Calories 265 kcal
Author Cheri Renee

Ingredients

  • 4 to 5 chicken thighs
  • 3 Tbsps lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh herbs (I used thyme, basil, rosemary, and chives)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp garlic paste or minced garlic
  • kosher salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Put the chicken thighs in a gallon size plastic bag. Put the lemon juice into the bag and add the chopped herbs, olive oil, garlic, kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.

  2. Massage the bag until evenly combined and marinate in the fridge at least an hour or overnight.

  3. Put the chicken thighs, skin side up, in the air fryer and sprinkle more kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes over top. Set the temp to 390 degrees for 18 to 22 minutes or until the internal temp is above 165 degrees.

    Note: Cook time will depend on the size of the chicken thighs.

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