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Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Thighs

Frozen chicken thighs are a staple in many households due to their convenience, versatility, and cost-effectiveness. With an air fryer, you can turn them into a delicious meal in no time.

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Thighs

Not only does it cook the chicken thighs quickly, but it also gives them a crispy exterior while keeping the inside juicy and tender. Let’s explore how to make the most of your air fryer and frozen chicken thighs!

Ingredients:

  • 6 Frozen Chicken Thighs
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil or Cooking Spray
  • 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Dried Parsley
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions:

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Thighs
  1. Preheat your air fryer to 380°F (190°C).
  2. In a small bowl, combine the smoked paprika, dried parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Lightly brush or spray the frozen chicken thighs with olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle the spice mix evenly over the chicken thighs, ensuring they are well coated.
  5. Place the chicken thighs in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overlapping.
  6. Cook the chicken thighs for about 15 minutes.
  7. After 15 minutes, pull out the basket and flip the chicken thighs. If desired, you can add more of the spice mix at this point.
  8. Return the basket to the air fryer and cook for another 10-15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and has reached an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  9. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your delicious and flavorful Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Thighs!
Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Thighs being marinated

Note: All air fryers cook slightly differently, so cooking times may vary. Always check the internal temperature of your chicken to ensure it’s fully cooked.

Recipe Tips:

  • For boneless skinless chicken thighs, try cooking them in an air fryer preheated to 375°F (190°C) for 25-28 minutes.
  • If you have a large air fryer, you might be able to fit more chicken thighs at once. However, ensure they’re not touching each other for even cooking.
  • Adding a cup of hot water to the base container of your air fryer can help keep the chicken moist.

FAQs:

  1. Can I season the chicken thighs before air frying them? Yes, you can add your preferred seasonings before cooking. However, remember that frozen chicken may not hold onto dry seasonings as well as thawed chicken.
  2. Can I use this method with other cuts of chicken? Yes, but cooking times may vary. Always ensure the chicken’s internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  3. How do I store leftover air-fried chicken thighs? Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Air frying frozen chicken thighs is a quick and easy way to prepare a delicious meal. The result is a perfectly cooked, crispy, and juicy chicken thigh that’s sure to impress. So, the next time you’re in a rush or haven’t had time to thaw your chicken, just pop them in the air fryer and enjoy

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Thighs

Unlocking the secret to perfectly cooked chicken thighs, straight from your freezer to your plate! 🍗 Smoky, savory, and a touch of spice, these Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Thighs are a game-changer. Sprinkled with love and seasoned to flavour!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 3 people

Ingredients

  • 6 Frozen Chicken Thighs
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil or Cooking Spray
  • 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Dried Parsley
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat your air fryer to 380°F (190°C).In a small bowl, combine the smoked paprika, dried parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Lightly brush or spray the frozen chicken thighs with olive oil. Sprinkle the spice mix evenly over the chicken thighs, ensuring they are well coated.
  • Place the chicken thighs in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overlapping.
  • Cook the chicken thighs for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, pull out the basket and flip the chicken thighs.
  • If desired, you can add more of the spice mix at this point. Return the basket to the air fryer and cook for another 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and has reached an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  • Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your delicious and flavorful Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Thighs!
By on February 10th, 2024

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